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Climate Change

Asked what was the key thing the Prime Minister wanted to achieve from the talks today, the PMOS replied that it was important to recognise what had been achieved since Gleneagles. The EU had already agreed to work with China to capture and store Carbon Dioxide emissions, and these talks were going well. There was new work into efficiency in buildings, appliances and transport, including work with the US, the EU, Russia, China and India and the rest of the +5 Group. There was dialogue with America and China on low Carbon investment strategies, and there was consultation on a World Bank Energy Investment framework which would allow the World Bank to invest in large scale projects such as low Carbon heating systems in Russia, and clean coal facilities in China. We were looking at when key technologies could be deployed, and how it could be made to happen by developing strategies for key sectors such as the automobile industry, or technologies to reach zero Carbon emissions.

Asked if it was correct to assume that when President Hu visited the UK in a couple of weeks time, climate change would be at the top of the agenda, the PMOS said it was certainly one of the recurring issues near the top of the agenda, just as it was when we visited China recently. We announced then that we were going to be donating a Clean Air plant to China.

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