China firm supporter of climate cooperation, to fulfill promises at steadfast pace: observers

2023-11-29 09:08:48Global Times Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on joint efforts to break the deadly cycle of global warming on Monday local time, just days before global leaders gather in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for the COP28 climate conference which will run from November 30 to December 12.

"The COP28, which will open at the end of this month, will see the first-ever global stocktake since the Paris Agreement came into effect. It will be of milestone significance," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at Tuesday's routine press briefing.

China highly commends the UAE's leading role as the host of COP28 in advancing green and low-carbon development and galvanize global joint response to climate change, Wang said.

President Xi Jinping's Special Representative, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council Ding Xuexiang will be in the UAE for the COP28 conference upon invitation, according to Wang.

China will work with all parties to support the UAE's presidency and use the global stocktake as an opportunity to step up implementation, strengthen supporting measures and jointly build a fair, reasonable and win-win global climate governance system, said the spokesperson.

Facing the challenge to balance development and decarbonization, China has always shown a positive response and firm support for the global cause of tackling climate change, including fulfilling its own carbon-cut promises and participating in international cooperation, analysts said.

They called on the international community, developed countries in particular, to take up their duties and act in favor of cooperation rather than politicizing the climate issue and disturbing the green energy supply chain.

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