On June 9th of 2009, State Councilor LIU Yandong met with John P. Holdren, Assistant to the US President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Todd Stern, US special envoy for climate change, at Ziguang Pavilion, Zhong Nan Hai.
LIU said we should stick to the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility (CBDR), rely on S&T, take concrete actions, and strengthen international cooperation in response to climate change, the common challenge of humanity. The Chinese government has always attached great importance to the issues of energy, environment and global climate change, and take resource conservation and environmental protection as basic state policy. China is willing to join hands with the U.S. and other countries, and contribute to the success of Copenhagen conference.
Mr. Holdren and Mr. Stern introduced US policies and positions on tackling climate change, and expressed the willingness to strengthen S&T cooperation in climate, energy and environment.
WAN Gang, Vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and Minister of Science and Technology attended the meeting.