UK and China join forces for low carbon growth

The UK Government has pledged to continue co-operation with China to promote low carbon development and energy efficient technologies. Energy Minister Greg Barker and Zhu Xiaodan, the Governor of Guangdong […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The UK Government has pledged to continue co-operation with China to promote low carbon development and energy efficient technologies.

Energy Minister Greg Barker and Zhu Xiaodan, the Governor of Guangdong – located on the South China Sea coast – signed a joint agreement during a meeting at Lancaster House in London.

It included plans to deepen co-operation in researching low carbon technologies, developing green energy and promoting clean and energy efficient manufacturing.

Mr Barker said: “The Coalition is determined to broaden and deepen our relationship with China, especially in relation to combating dangerous climate change and realising the huge commercial opportunities in the fast growing low carbon goods and services sector. International partnership is essential to both.

“This joint statement signals a commitment made by Guangdong Province and the UK to work together to develop a green, clean world for future generations.”

The UK recently supported low carbon projects in the Guangdong Province, including helping businesses develop low carbon footprinting models and product standards.

An agreement has also been signed between the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre and partners in Guangdong for a joint CCS network.