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China, Canada issue joint statement on climate change

Eric Wong

By Eric Wong

Managing Director, Canada Wood China

January 8, 2018

China and Canada have issued a joint statement on climate change and clean growth during the Annual Dialogue between the Chinese premier and the Canadian prime minister on December 5.

The two sides also agreed to establish two ministerial-level dialogues between their respective departments of environment and clean energy.

During the talks with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on the two sides to tap cooperation potential in areas such as clean technology, aviation and aerospace, civilian nuclear energy and agricultural science.

Trudeau called for closer cooperation in dealing with global challenges such as climate change.

He said Canada was ready to work with China to “push forward cooperation in tourism, education, culture and people-to-people exchanges, in a bid to promote common prosperity and build long-term, stable and dynamic Canada-China ties.”

The statement also mentioned that the two countries will encourage the use of wood and wood products that are the result of sustainable forestry practices and increase collaboration to develop more eco-friendly projects made from green building materials, including Low Carbon Eco-district Demonstration projects and Multi-story and High-rise Timber Structure Demonstration projects.