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UNDESA and Indian Government Co-Organize High-Level Meeting on Climate Change and Technology

© UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang22 October 2009: At the 22 October 2009 opening of the high-level meeting on climate change, technology development and transfer that the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Government of India co-organized, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang noted that innovation in low-emissions technology still takes place largely in the developed countries while “climate change demands urgent action and rapid, wide diffusion.”

He said the meeting would build on a similar conference that convened in Beijing, China, in 2008, and suggested that the meeting could “send a clear message to Copenhagen that there is a way forward on technology cooperation and technology sharing.” [Under-Secretary-General's remarks] [High-Level meeting website]