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
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)