13th EU-China Summit
- Start date : 06/10/2010 00:00:00
The 13th EU-China Summit took place in Brussels on 6 October 2010. Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council of the People's Republic of China attended the meeting on behalf of China. The EU was represented by Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council and by Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.
Leaders agreed that appropriate climate change and energy policies are needed to support joint efforts toward energy savings, increasing energy efficiency and fostering green and low-carbon development. The two sides will further enhance policy dialogue and practical cooperation under the framework of the EU-China Climate Change Partnership and the Energy Dialogue.
Cooperation should, interalia, focus on renewable energies, energy efficiency, smart grids and clean coal technologies including carbon capture and storage. They encouraged research actors, in particular SMEs, to carry out research and development cooperation in energy, aiming to promote energy conservation and emission reduction. Leaders also underlined that they remain committed to the climate negotiations under the guidance of the "Bali Action Plan" and to promoting a positive, comprehensive and balanced outcome at the Cancún conference.