China, UN Sign MOU on South-South Climate Cooperation
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As a follow-up to its commitment at the 2014 Climate Summit, the Government of China has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the UN on South-South cooperation on climate change.

Under the MOU, China and the UN will work together to promote the sharing of technologies, know-how and experience among countries in the global South.

China, UN Sign MOU13 April 2015: As a follow-up to its commitment at the 2014 Climate Summit, the Government of China has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the UN on South-South cooperation on climate change. Under the MOU, China and the UN will work together to promote the sharing of technologies, know-how and experience among countries in the global South.

At the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit held in New York City, US, on 23 September 2014, China’s Vice-Premier Zhang Goali committed US$6 million to support the Secretary-General in efforts to advance South-South climate change cooperation. At the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 20) to the UNFCCC in Lima, Peru, in December 2014, China launched the South-South Cooperation Fund on Climate Change, pledging US$20 million. China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Vice Chairman Zhang Yong reiterated his country’s commitment to these initiatives at the signing of the MOU.

UN Deputy Secretary Jan Eliasson called China “a driving force” behind the building momentum for global climate change action, expressing his confidence that the MOU will further enhance the successful partnership between China and the UN on climate change. Commending the country’s leadership, he thanked China on behalf of the Secretary-General and said they hoped to showcase the concrete results of their cooperation at the Paris Climate Change Conference in December 2015. [UN Press Release] [IISD RS Story on COP 20 and China South-South Cooperation Fund][Climate Change Policy & Practice news on 2014 Climate Summit]


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