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China suggests:finance nuclear for poor countries, to beat global warming

Nuclear issues on the table in New York
World Nuclear News 23 September 2009
China wants to use nuclear power vigorously to fight climate change – with financial support from wealthier nations, according to a speech delivered to the UN yesterday.
Non-proliferaiton and disarmament are also under discussion this week.

President Hu Jintao told the UN Summit on Climate Change in New York that his country would cut the carbon intensity of its growing economy “by a notable margin by 2020” as compared to 2005. He provided no targets, but said it would be done by improving energy conservation and efficiency, “vigorously” developing nuclear and renewables and by creating new forests as carbon sinks.

No other leaders have yet mentioned nuclear power at the summit, called by UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon ahead of pivotal climate change talks this December in Copenhagen. However, the technology is certain to be a topic in Copenhagen as representatives argue over whether it should remain excluded from initiatives such as a the Clean Development Mechanism through which developed countries can financially support carbon-cutting development overseas.

Nuclear issues on the table in New York


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