Su Wei, deputy chief of the Chinese delegation to the Doha conference, talks during a media briefing on the progress of the first week's conference at the China Pavilion in Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) in Doha, Qatar, Dec. 1, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
Doha climate talks end first half with no consensus
DOHA, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The first half of the Doha climate talks ended Saturday without achieving any major progress on the future of the Kyoto Protocol, which is the world's only legally binding climate treaty.
No breakthrough has been made during the first week on the extension of the Kyoto Protocol, a meaningful completion of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Long-term Cooperative Action (LCA), or the funding issue, said Su Wei, China's chief climate negotiator and director-general of the Department of Climate Change of the National Development and Reform Commission.
China's stance in Doha climate talks constructive: UN official
DOHA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Top UN climate official Christiana Figueres described China's position in the ongoing Doha climate talks as "very constructive" in a recent interview with Xinhua, hailing China's initiatives in addressing climate change and reducing emissions.
Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, said on the sidelines of the climate talks that China "has already taken a lead" in tackling climate change as a responsible developing country.