Text by Su Wei
Cancun, Mexico, will host the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference from November 29 to December 10.
What progress has been made in terms of international climate negotiations since last year’s meeting? What is at the heart of the dispute between developed and developing countries? From China’s perspective, what will the Cancun conference achieve?
Su Wei, director of the Department of Climate Change under the China National Development and Reform Commission, who has represented China at the series of international climate negotiations since 1989, revealed the answers of such pressing questions.
Climate change is a major human challenge of the 21st century, and combating it requires joint efforts and cooperation from every country in the world. Over the past two decades, the international community has been working hard to devise a fair, rational way to control greenhouse gases and limit climate change. So far, three important steps have been taken in the form of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol, and the Bali Roadmap.
Pre-Cancun Climate Talks......