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BEIJING, June 12, Xinhua -- China has been making concrete contributions to address climate change and has become a leading country in energy conservation and development of new and renewable energies, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks while presiding over a meeting of the National Leading Group on Climate Change, Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction in Beijing, China, June 12, 2015. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

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CHINA, June 12, China.org.cn -- China is seeking to officially submit its "intended nationally determined contributions" (INDC) to address global climate change by the end of this month, China's chief climate negotiator Su Wei said Thursday.

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Smoke billows from a factory in Dezhou, Shandong Province. [Photo/China Daily]

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PARIS, May 9, China.org.cn - Paris will not be Copenhagen both because the process leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference there at the end of this year is well ahead of schedule but also because countries involved are more committed and are in different political, economic, financial and technological positions, UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres said during a recent visit to Australia.

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Photo: Copenhagen conference. From Xinhua.

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NAIROBI, April 27, Xinhua -- United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on Monday called for governments to forge strategic linkages with multilateral agencies and private corporations in order to boost climate financing.

UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, said limited financing towards climate adaptation and mitigation programs threatens sustainability agenda globally.

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BEIJING, March 20, Xinhua - The United States and China are working in a closer and more cooperative basis than ever before in tackling climate change and the "common but differentiated responsibility" principle has played a positive role, the U.S. special envoy for climate change Todd D. Stern said here Friday during a press meeting.

Stern said that in the Lima Climate Change Conference when the negotiations were stalled, the CBDR (Common But Differentiated Responsibilities) principle helped break the deadlock and bridge the gap between countries.

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