Jairam Ramesh to arrive in China tomorrow

Envnt Minister Jairam Ramesh will visit China Thursday for three days during which the two countries will discuss on climate change and discuss issues related to environment, forest management and renewable energy.

Updated: May 06, 2010, 17:48 PM IST

Beijing: Environment Minister Jairam
Ramesh will arrive China Thursday on a three-day visit, during
which the two countries are expected broaden their cooperation
on climate change negotiations and discuss issues related to
environment, forest management and renewable energy.

Ramesh, who is visiting China second time in a month,
will hold discussions with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Shen
Gxian and discuss ways to broaden their cooperation on climate
change negotiations.

India and China have been cooperating closely on
climate change negotiations and played a major role in
clinching the `Copenhagen Accord`, along with Brazil and South
Africa, at the December 2009 Climate Change Summit.

Ramesh will also meet top officials of State Council,
China`s apex governing body, and hold talks with Vice Chairman
of the National Development Reforms Commission Xie Zhen Hua.

NDRC is the organisation that formulates and
implements plans for economic and social development.

Ramesh headed India`s first Ministerial delegation at
the Chinese sponsored Boao Forum for Asia last month, which is
the Sino-Indian cooperation in climate change negotiations.

Ramesh is also due to take part in the International
Conference on green technologies and climate change organised
by NDRC and address the Foreign Correspondents Club of China.

Ahead of Ramesh`s visit, a delegation of Indian Forest
officials visited China recently to study the forest
management practices being followed here.

China has successfully implemented reforestation
programmes in the recent years expanding its forest cover by
about 20 per cent and Indian officials wanted to study the
forest management methods adopted by China.

The India-China cooperation in forest management is
expected to cover prevention and control of desertification,
construction of wildlife and wetland natural reserves and the
development of fast- growing, high-yield timber forests.

PTI