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World leaders urge concrete action at Durban talks

12-08-2011 08:22 BJT Special Report:Durban Climate Change Conference |

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With only a few days left, world leaders at the conference are stepping up their efforts on the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol as well as the creation of a Green Climate Fund.

Climate change, a global challenge, deserves a global solution. And it’s time for the world to take real action and make real progress. At the Durban Climate Change Conference, UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, said, "Here in Durban we can and must take concrete steps towards a more robust climate regime steps that will carry the momentum to next year’s Conference of Parties in Qatar."

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Christiana
Figueres listens as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses a media conference at
the UN Climate Change conference (COP17) in Durban, December 6, 2011. The city is
hosting the conference which runs until December 9. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH

Meanwhile, Ban says the worldwide financial crisis and a divergence of priorities among rich and poor countries have erected barriers to an agreement on a future negotiating path.

But he urged Climate Change negotiators and political leaders to keep up their momentum, in their crucial discussions over the next few days. He also commended China for its position at the Durban talks.

Ban Ki-Moon, said, "In general, I am very encouraged that key member states are coming out with such as positive statement. And I hope that this will also provide, create the good atmosphere in our continuing negotiation."

Vice-director of the National Development and Reform Commission and head of the
Chinese delegation Xie Zhenhua speaks during a news conference at the 17th Conference
of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) in Durban December 5, 2011. The city is hosting the conference which will run
until December 9. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

As one of then five "BASIC countries", China remains united with the other members on the issue of climate change.

Xie Zhenhua, head of Chinese delegation, said, "We are responsible countries, we are countries of actions. We are ready to work together with all the other countries to make our due contribution and face the challenge posed by climate change."

So far, China has laid out a detailed plan to control greenhouse gas emissions in the coming five years. The country aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2020 from 2005 levels.

As climate change is already causing huge havoc in the world, time is limited to stop Mother Nature from taking its revenge.


Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

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