China's President Hu Jintao has vowed to reduce carbon dioxide
emissions produced by his country, one of the largest polluters in the
In a speech to world leaders at the U.N. climate change
summit in New York on Tuesday, Mr. Hu said China plans to get
15 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2020.
also said China will cut greenhouse gases by a "notable margin" by 2020
from 2005 levels. He did not set a figure for the cuts, saying they
will be made based on China's economic output.
Speaking at the
summit, Japan's new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama told world leaders
his nation plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from
1990 levels by 2020.
Hatoyama and President Hu also called for financial support from
developed countries - to help developing nations achieve climate
change goals and sustainable development.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.