Beijing: Inger Andersen, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Environment Programme, recently attended the annual meeting of the China Committee for International Cooperation on Environment and Development in Beijing. During this, he had a special conversation with China Media Group. He said that during his visit to China he saw a bridge of dialogue, mutual trust and determination. It is expected that China will continue to play a key role in tackling global climate change.
He stressed that panic is not the answer in tackling climate change. Multilateralism is the only way. She admires the ecological concept introduced by China that green water and mountains are precious assets. He said that the study shows that more than 90 percent of the carbon emissions in the world come from developed countries. The general view of the international community is that developed countries have a historical responsibility, a legal duty, and a moral responsibility for global warming.
At the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, developed countries collectively pledged to provide US$1 trillion annually to developing countries to address climate change by 2020. But, this promise was not implemented. The year 2023 UN Climate General Assembly will be held in Dubai, UAE this December. The promise of one trillion US dollars every year will be an attention-grabbing issue. He said that China’s voice is important. China’s domestic actions are important and China’s actions at the international level are also important. As a leading economic community and a responsible country, China has participated in climate talks from the beginning.