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Department of Climate Change

(1) Functions 

Take the leading role in addressing climate change and greenhouse gas emission reduction; Analyze the impact of climate change on the economic and social development; Implement proactive national strategies on climate change; Initiate the formulation and the implementation of China’s major objectives, policies, programs and plans, and institutions on the control of greenhouse gas emissions, on the promotion of green and low-carbon development, and on the adaptation to climate change; Provide guidance to other governmental departments, industries, and local governments in such implementation; Carry out China’s role in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and work with relevant governmental departments to participate in international negotiations and conferences; Promote the bilateral, multilateral, and South-South cooperation and exchanges on climate change; Build the capability to face the challenge of climate change, and conduct research and publicity campaigns on climate change; Implement cleaner development mechanisms; Develop and administer national carbon emission rights trading markets; Carry out the daily operations of the National Steering Group for Climate Change, Energy Conservation, and Emissions Reduction; Take the leading role in implementing international conventions on the protection of the ozone layer. 

(2) Division 

a. Division of General Affairs 

b. Division of Strategic Research and Coordination 

c. Division of National Policies and Implementation of International Conventions (Division of Carbon Emission Trading Administration) 

d. Division of International Policies and Negotiations 

e. Division of International Cooperation and Exchanges 

(This English version is for your reference only.In case any discrepancy exists between the Chinese and English context, the Chinese version shall prevail.)

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