UNESCO assistant director-general Ms. Grechen Kalonji headed a delegation to China S&T Exchange Center (CSTEC) on July 25th. Both sides exchanged views on jointly promoting south-south sci-tech cooperation to address climate change.
Director General Sun Hong briefed the delegation on the mission of CSTEC. He also told the guests that under the support of the Department of International Cooperation of MOST, CSTEC is busy compiling the 2nd edition of Applicable Technology Manual: South-South Cooperation on Science and Technology to Address Climate Change, and building an information service platform for international sci-tech cooperation (including a platform for climate change).
Ms. Kalonji updated the Chinese side on UNESCO's south-south sci-tech cooperation, echoing that addressing climate change through science and technology, publishing technology manuals and building information platforms correspond with the UNESCO priorities, and expressed her willingness to work with CSTEC in these areas. She also proposed to have another meeting to discuss the design, operating mechanism and cooperation pattern over the platform.
Apart from UNESCO, many other international organizations expressed their willingness to work with CSTEC on editing the manual and building the platform. With the support and guidance of MOST, CSTEC will further promote south-south cooperation to address climate change and drive sustainable development.