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Applicable Technology Manual on South-South Cooperation to Address Climate Change Issued

The Applicable Technology Manual--South-South Cooperation on Science and Technology to Address Climate Change (1st Edition in Chinese and English) was issued in Cancun, Mexico during the United Nations Climate Change Conference from Nov. 29 to Dec. 10,2010. The Manual was jointly compiled by the Department of International Cooperation of MOST and China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC) with a foreword by MOST Vice Minister CAO Jianlin.

A number of applicable technologies are outlined in the Manual, covering a wide spectrum of fields such as renewable energy, agriculture, forestry, utilization of waste, water resources, resources and environment, desertification prevention and control, energy-efficient building, industrial energy conservation and emissions reduction, civil and commercial energy conservation and emissions reduction, disaster reduction and prevention, and health. Most of these technologies have been successfully applied or demonstrated in different developing countries. An English website for S&T cooperation in this field (http://www.cstec.org.cn/en/) has been set up by CSTEC, and the Manual is available for free download.

In the foreword of the Manual, VM CAO pointed out that China stood ready to cooperation with other developing countries in science and technology to address climate change. He hoped that the Manual could facilitate cooperation among developing countries in research and development, technology transfer and diffusion, technology training, and capacity building so as to improve the ability of the South in addressing climate challenges and promote common development.