Text by Huana YehuaPhotograps by Wang Lei and Du Lu The gradually changing climate is becoming a greater problem like a heavier sword hanging over Damocles´ head. To make reol progress towards mitigating the situation, efforts ore needed from all nations of the world. In (oncun, a China Pictorial reporter spoke with several negotiators, entrepreneurs, and NGO representatives who shared their concerns, creating a series of voices from Contun.
"Some criticize climate negotiations as inemcient. If make a statement rathcr than sitting around the negotiation table here. Howcver, in doing so, no progrcss would ever be made. Perhaps the most concrete result or the CanCLin conference is a realization that every pany isn´t fully satislied. This shows that compromise is neccssary on all fronts, because when doing so. each party will gradually cradicate their differenccs and eventLially promote mutual understanding and common action."
Under-secretary-general of the United Nations
"I think China´s 12th Five Year Plan sets great goals. To realize goals such as emission reduction, localization will be required, making the roles of cities and enterprises increasingly important."
Deputy CEO of the Climate Group
"As an enterprise that is highly concerned about climate change, we absorb advanced technology and concepts from other countries and put them into action. Evcry timc we attend climate summits, we learn something that is deserving of absorption. pondcring, and action. Nowadays, China´s private enterprises are playing more active roles on the international stage, and their influence in terms of public welfare projects is even deeper and wider than that of the country´s products arOLLnd the world. It is a remarkable achievemcnt for those Chinese social welfare organizations to develop so fast."