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Climate conference enters 2nd phase

12-06-2011 08:24 BJT Special Report:Durban Climate Change Conference |

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China’s climate negotiators are expected to attend the second phase of the UN’s conference talks. China’s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua said he is optimistic about the progress and development the upcoming talks will bring.

So far, China has remained open to talks about the EU’s new proposals, and offered potential commitments to lower carbon emissions after 2020. Japan, Canada and Russia said they won’t renew pledges under the Kyoto Protocol, while the EU is hoping to negotiate a new deal. The US has reiterated they will not join any binding agreement unless all major emitters are involved.

Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China and
head of Chinese delegation Xie Zhenhua speaks during the opening of the China's stand
in Durban at the UN Climate Change Conference. China's top climate negotiator Xie
Zhenhua on Sunday laid out conditions under which Beijing would accept a legally
-binding climate deal that would go into force after 2020

COP17 President Maite Nkoana-Mashabane (R) speaks with the Executive Secretary of the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres
during a news conference at the COP17 of the United Nations Climate Change Conference
(UNCCC) in Durban December 5, 2011.

Industrial emissions are a major source of CO2 contributing to climate change.
Photo: United Nations Photo (flickr)


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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