Oct 20, 2021 08:03 PM

China Wants Paris Agreement Issues to Be Wrapped Up at Upcoming U.N. Climate Summit

What’s new: China wants to wrap up negotiations on key issues in implementing the Paris Agreement at the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the country’s top environmental watchdog has said.

Chinese officials made the remarks at an online press conference (link in Chinese) Tuesday on biodiversity and climate change, hosted by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) and the Chinese Embassy in the U.K., according to an MEE statement.

China’s special envoy on climate change Xie Zhenhua, the MEE’s vice minister Zhao Yingmin, and Chinese Ambassador to Britain Zheng Zeguang spoke at the conference.

At the climate summit, China also hopes to see global leaders make arrangements to address the financial, technological and capacity issues that are of great concern to developing countries, the statement said.

The summit should focus on “implementation,” encouraging every country to achieve their climate objectives by transforming them into policies, measures and specific actions, the statement added.

China will work with other countries to help COP26 succeed under the principles of openness, transparency, broad participation and consensus, the environment ministry said.

What’s more: The statement came about a week ahead of the COP26 climate summit — one of the biggest global events for tackling global warming — which is scheduled to take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 in Glasgow, the U.K.

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