The director of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) Zheng Guoguang presented representatives from 16 Asian countries with integrated satellite broadcasting and receiving stations and the CMA's meteorological information comprehensive analysis and processing system on behalf of the Chinese government on April 11.

The recipients of the equipment are Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Read more: China donates satellite, meteorological systems to 16 Asian countries


Developing nations have outlined plans to slow the rise of their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 as part of a deal in Mexico last year to limit global warming.  

Almost 200 nations will meet in Bangkok from April 3-8 for the first U.N. climate change talks of 2011, seeking to build on agreements that included a goal of limiting a rise in temperatures to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) above pre-industrial times.  

Read more: Developing nations’ climate goals for 2020


Leaders from 32 nations that are part of the major tropical forests in Africa, Asia and Latin America will meet for the first time to promote co-operation on issues that have become increasingly important to preserving forests and preventing climate change.

Henri Djombo, minister of sustainable development, forestry and environment for the Republic of Congo, told a news conference Wednesday that his country will host the summit from May 31-June 3 in the capital Brazzaville.

Read more: Leaders of tropical forest nations to meet


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