Britain and China are entering a new era of environmental cooperation and will lead the world in creating a sustainable future, Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Saturday as he ended a two-day visit.
Brown switched focus from Friday’s emphasis on boosting trade ties with the world’s fastest-growing economy by inspecting cutting-edge projects in Beijing and Shanghai that aim to radically slash China’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Chief among them were efforts to construct the world’s first “eco-city” at Dongtan, on Chongming island off Shanghai, which it is hoped will provide virtually carbon-neutral living for up to 10,000 people from 2010. [Full Text]
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