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The People's Republic of China Initial National Communication on Climate Change: Executive summary

In October 2004, China submitted its initial National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, providing a detailed picture of the country and its activities within the context of climate change.

This is the executive summary of the National Communication. It provides insight into the Chinese government's efforts to deal with the issue. It includes a general overview of the country, an emissions inventory (which is not currently required of China under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), climate change impacts and adaptation, policies related to mitigation, and a capacity building assessment.

It also includes an overview of what is needed for national communication, research, systematic observation, and education. Of particular interest is section 4, which describes the country's policies and measures related to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

This document is key reading for anyone interested in China's role for climate change.

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