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China Plans to Actively Join in Talks on Aviation Emission Cuts

November 21, 2012

China will actively take part in negotiations on emission cuts for the aviation industry, the country’s lead negotiator for Unitied Nations climate talks said today at a briefing in Beijing.

Multiple measures in addition to carbon taxes and emission trading systems should be implemented to cut emissions, Xie Zhenhua, who is also a vice chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, said. He spoke at a briefing today held ahead of UN climate talks scheduled for next week in Doha, Qatar.

Increasing energy efficiency and energy savings can also play a role in reducing emissions in the aviation and shipping industries, Xie said.

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