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China wants comprehensive, balanced pact be sealed in Durban

12-05-2011 08:36 BJT Special Report:Durban Climate Change Conference |

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China’s delegation to Durban is headed by Vice Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, Xie Zhenhua. As the talks are ready to enter the second phase, he’s expressed China’s clear stance.

China is speaking up. It wants a comprehensive and balanced pact be sealed in Durban. One that’s based on equal principles and reflects common but differentiated responsibilities.

He said, "We’re seeing an obvious gap between different parties. But we do hope that we can adopt a responsible attitude for the development of mankind. It’s important to turn these political wills into concrete actions. We should all be cooperative, constructive, and flexible. The outcome may not satisfy everyone, but it can still be acceptable. And this is what a multilateral mechanism should be about."

The minister says China is willing to make commitments that are appropriate to its development stage.

China’s delegation to Durban is headed by Vice Minister
of the National Development and Reform Commission, Xie
Zhenhua. As the talks are ready to enter the second
phase, he’s expressed China’s clear stance.

China’s per capita GDP stands at four thousand three hundred dollars. And one hundred and twenty million people, that’s one tenth of its population, still live in poverty, on less than one dollar a day.

Despite this, the country has promised to reduce its energy consumption per unit of GDP by 16 percent by 2015.

Figueres acknowledges China is taking the lead in developing clean technology. She says momentum is building towards a low-carbon society.

China’s delegation to Durban is headed by Vice Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission, Xie Zhenhua. As the talks are ready to enter the second phase, he’s expressed China’s clear stance.

Wind power is playing a central role in this. Some fifteen Gigawatts of wind power capacity will be installed each year up to 2020.

These are the smaller initiatives that help move things forward.

Figueres said, The Kyoto Protocol and the Green Climate Fund are certainly the key deliverables for COP 17.

CCTV reporter Wang Mangmang said, "Ministers from around the world are arriving in Durban for the most difficult part of the talks. As the world’s second largest economy, and also the biggest developing country, China has a distinctive position. It is going to work with developed countries to come up with solutions, if there are any, to conflicting interests. But unless negotiators are willing to budge from their positions that have kept them deadlocked for two years, process will be difficult to achieve. "

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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