Director-General of the Department of African Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Wu Peng and United Nations Resident Coordinator in China Siddharth Chatterjee Visit the China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center and Exchange Views
2021/05/11

On May 11, 2021, Director-General of the Department of African Affairs of the Foreign Ministry Wu Peng and United Nations Resident Coordinator in China Siddharth Chatterjee visited the China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center and exchanged views. Representatives from institutions and organizations including the Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center/China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), Department of International Cooperation of the MEE, and the China Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) attended the event.

Director of the Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center/China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center of the MEE Zhou Guomei briefed on the China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center and its work plans, and said the Center will focus on flagship programs such as the "China-Africa Green Envoys Program" and the "China-Africa Green Innovation Program", facilitate the building of China-Africa dialogue platform of environmental and sustainable development policies, partnership network, capacity-building platform and program demonstration platform. She also discussed enhancing cooperation with the United Nations organizations in the environmental field between China and Africa.

Director-General Wu Peng introduced the China-Africa cooperation and the preparations for the new meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. He emphasized that the future China-Africa cooperation will pay more attention to green, low-carbon and sustainable development. China is willing to work with the United Nations and the international community to push China-Africa cooperation on environmental and climate matters to a higher level.

In his speech, Siddharth Chatterjee spoke highly of China's ambition of achieving climate goals of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, and China's contributions to promoting environmental cooperation between China and Africa and helping Africa realize sustainable development goals. He said he will fully support the work of the China-Africa Environmental Cooperation Center.

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