Showing posts with label China. Show all posts
Showing posts with label China. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

High level negotiations: China takes the first step

Press conference of the BASIC countries: Brazil, China, India and South Africa

This week, high levels ministers and heads of state are arriving in Cancun to negotiate texts prepared by delegates.
On Monday, the Chinese Minister Huang Huikang tryed to revamp the debate on the second commitment period announcing that its country is prepared to making concessions on Kyoto. Indeed, China offered for the first time to submit its voluntary carbon emissions target to a binding resolution under the UNFCCC. Such unexpected concession has the clear objective to make pressure on developed countries to agree on a second commitment period, especially after the announcement that "Japan will not inscribe its target under the Kyoto Protocol on any conditions or under any circumstances”.