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.