China Calls On US to Join Paris Agreement Members in Addressing Climate Change
Liao Shumin
/SOURCE : Yicai
China Calls On US to Join Paris Agreement Members in Addressing Climate Change

(Yicai Global) Nov. 1 -- China's National Development and Reform Commission released a report on China's policies and actions in addressing climate change yesterday.

"Though the US has announced its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, it is clear that it will continue to participate in the negotiations and we will further our cooperation during the talks," Xie Zhenhua, China's special representative on climate change, said at a State Council Information Office press conference. "We hope that the US will return to join the Paris Agreement members to create a community for humanity's fate and make a positive contribution to our home planet."

He outlined Chinese delegates' expectations for the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23), which will take place in Bonn, Germany from Nov. 6 to 17. COP23 aims to lay a foundation for negotiating implementation details of the Paris Agreement.

Xie said he hopes that conference attendees will be able to give reports on their pledges and actions for before 2020 and review countries' activities to urge them to honor their commitments.

"In particular, developed countries should take the lead in emission reduction before 2020 and should provide USD100 billion in annual financial support to developing countries, which means we will need to have a clear schedule and roadmap at this meeting," said Xie.

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Keywords: Paris Agreement , United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change , Bonn