Summit was opened by Co-Chair Gao Jifan, who noted that in the coming years all
countries would find their own unique and relative strengths, and new sources
of energy. China is
increasingly taking on the responsibilities appropriate for a large country.
With 15% of energy supply from renewables and new restrictions on emissions,
China is taking first steps. It shares the problems of other large countries in
international climate talks, pollution mitigation and other international problems,
but three, five or 10 years are not enough to solve these challenges.