"U.S. Envoy Sees Climate Partnership With China"

"WASHINGTON -- The United States wants to forge a partnership with China, bringing the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases together to address global warming, Washington's top climate diplomat said on Wednesday.

This bilateral relationship could be a 'positive anchor' for overall U.S.-China relations, possibly easing dialogue on such issues as trade and the Korean Peninsula, said Todd Stern, the U.S. special envoy for climate change.

Stern said he expected no signed document from meetings he will have in China next week, but that in the future, the areas for possible partnership include energy efficiency, electric vehicles and carbon capture and storage."

Deborah Zabarenko reports for Reuters June 4, 2009.

Thursday, June 4, 2009