Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
UK and China to work together to strengthen low carbon growth
UK and China have agreed to work together on low carbon growth.
The Memorandum of Understanding will develop a new partnerships scheme for promoting low-carbon growth at provincial and city level in China.
The UK China Low Carbon Co-operation (LCC) will strengthen the exchange of practical policy knowhow and expertise between the UK and China’s Low Carbon Pilot Provinces and Municipalities on three principal themes.
Theses are low-carbon planning, use of market mechanisms, including emissions accounting and trading, and wider low carbon policy frameworks and analysis to encourage low-carbon development and energy efficiency, and lastly, low carbon standards, low-carbon labelling and procurement to bring about low carbon consumption.
The UK-China LCC will focus initially on co-operation between the UK and the low carbon pilots in China of Chongqing, Guangdong and Hubei, which have a combined population of 180 million.
Both countries will work towards establishing a UK-China Low Carbon Co-operation Committee and Action Plan in Spring 2011.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: "Making green growth a reality for both countries will be crucial for prosperity, the environment and for our energy security."
Department of Energy and Climate Change