China News Service, Berlin, April 3 (Reporter Peng Dawei) Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich, member of the German Bundestag, former deputy speaker, and chairman of the German "China Bridge" Association Hosted by China and co-organized by the German Federal Association for Economic Development and Foreign Trade, it was stated in the "East-West Question: Sino-German Climate Dialogue" that Germany and China should and must cooperate closely in the field of climate, and the two countries should promote climate dialogue at all levels.

He is optimistic about the role that hydrogen energy is expected to play in achieving climate goals in the world in the future, and believes that cooperation between Germany and China in this field is very important and has great potential.

Hosted by China News Network and co-organized by the German Federal Economic Development and Foreign Trade Federation, the "East-West Question, Sino-German Climate Dialogue" was held in Berlin.

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  Friedrich said that digitalization and carbon neutrality are the two major transformation processes of mankind in the first fifty years of this century. "China and Germany should and must cooperate closely so that all mankind can make progress on these two issues".

  Friedrich said the EU, Germany and China have all set ambitious carbon peaking targets, which should be achieved by switching to energy sources that do not emit carbon dioxide, such as electricity and hydrogen, as soon as possible and as much as possible. can.

In response to the current situation of hydrogen energy utilization, he pointed out that the production, storage and transportation of hydrogen energy has great advantages, while its disadvantages are mainly in terms of cost.

Video screenshot of Hans-Peter Friedrich, Member of the German Bundestag, former Deputy Speaker, and Chairman of the German "China Bridge" Association

  "Germany is one of the leading countries in the field of hydrogen research, and I believe that the current cooperation with China is important because China has a huge market, has the possibility of innovation, and is expected to bring it to the market on a large scale in an economically feasible way." Riedrich believes that climate dialogue must be promoted at all levels between Germany and China and Europe and China. "If Germany and China can demonstrate that it is possible to reduce carbon dioxide emissions through certain means, while maintaining prosperity and ensuring security, then our Technology will be an example for the rest of the world."

  In response to the relationship between the EU's "rule of thirds" ("partners, competitors and institutional rivals") in its relations with China and the two sides' cooperation on climate governance, Friedrich said that climate policy has become the EU's As part of the foreign policy between China and Germany and China, "We recognize that we have a shared global responsibility to achieve the 1.5°C temperature target. So this is not just a bilateral relationship issue, but a A problem facing all mankind." (End)