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Senior Chinese official elaborates principles on "shared vision" in addressing climate change


A senior Chinese official on Wednesday elaborated China's stance on a shared vision for long-term cooperative action under the UN climate convention, saying pragmatic actions are needed.

Su Wei, deputy head of the Chinese delegation to the Poznan talks, said shared vision should be focused on the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol, Bali Roadmap, and address mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer, and provision of financing resources.

A shared vision on long-term cooperative action should be guided by the ultimate objective of the convention, which is the stabilization of greenhouse gas concentration, adaptation to climate change and a sustainable development, Su said.

Three basic principles should be observed in implementing a shared vision, namely common but differentiated responsibilities, equity and full consideration of the development needs of developing countries, Su said.

Su said a shared vision on long-term cooperative action should not be a single-dimension objective only for mitigation, but a multi-dimension objective including mitigation, adaptation, technology, financing, and sustainable development.

Concluding his words, Su said mid-term reduction target for developed countries is key to any long term goal, noting that cutting the greenhouse gas emission by at least 25 percent to 40 percent by 2020 compared to the 1990 levels should be the mid-term goal for developed nations.

The Chinese delegation is here for the two-week Poznan talks which are aimed at building up a deal in Copenhagen next December.

 

Source:Xinhua
Date:Dec 04,2008