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Any future arrangement on climate change should continue to follow the principles of common but separate responsibilities inscribed in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the deputy head of China's delegation to UN's conference on global warming said yesterday.

In his statement to the UN Climate Change Conference, Bali, 2007, Su Wei said: "Any future arrangement on climate change should continue to follow the principles of the UN Convention, addressing climate change within the framework of sustainable development, equal treatment of mitigation and adaptation. It should effectively solve the problem of financing and technology that developing countries are most concerned about."

The future arrangement to address climate change should focus on enhancing implementation of current provisions of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, and further strengthen those provisions in accordance with the latest scientific assessments, Su said as delegates to the UN conference began discussions in Bali on a climate change deal after the expiry of the Kyoto Protocol in 2012.

With regard to the widely expected "Bali road map", Su said: "I think our 'feet is on the road' and 'the map is in our hands'. The UN Convention and its Kyoto Protocol is the road, and the Montreal action plan is the map. What we need to do at the Bali conference is combine the 'road under our feet' with the 'map in our hands' to make the Bali road map."

The Convention Dialogue process should continue to focus on sustainable development, adaptation, technology and financing, and achieve positive progress as soon as possible, Su said.

(Xinhua News Agency December 4, 2007)

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