The process to strengthen implementation of the United Nations
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should make
progress as early as possible, and to achieve concrete results in
2010 at the latest, said a Chinese official in Bali on
"We need to further strengthen implementation of the Convention,
and put the provisions of the Convention on mitigation, adaptation,
provision of financial resources, technology transfer and capacity
building to concrete actions and make them effective," said Xie
Zhenhua, deputy head of China's National Development and Reform
Commission, in his speech at a high-level segment of the United
Nations Climate Change Conference - Bali, 2007.
The high-level segment opened here on Wednesday and 144
ministers and high-level government representatives along with six
heads of state were joining discussions of the Bali Conference,
which is expected to launch negotiations on a new global deal on
The UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol are the legal basis for
international cooperation to address climate change. Therefor, the
objectives, principles and model of cooperation established therein
in the long run must be adhered to, Xie said.
The Conference of Parties of the Convention and its Protocol are
the most orthodox and effective forum to discuss and coordinate
actions and measures to address climate change. The future
arrangement on international cooperation to address climate change
beyond 2012 should continue to be built upon the two-track approach
decided by the Montreal Conference in 2005.
An effective mechanism needs to be established to provide
financial resources and technology transfer to developing
countries, so as to enable them to make greater contributions to
address climate change, Xie added.
The conference, the 13th Conference of the 192 Parties to the
UNFCCC and the third meeting of the 176 Parties to the Kyoto
Protocol, is being attended by more than 11,000 people, making it
the largest U.N. climate change meeting ever held.
(Xinhua News Agency December 13, 2007)