May 22nd, 2009 | Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website China Released the Document of Implementation of the Bali Roadmap–China's Position on the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference
Recently, the Chinese Government released Implementation of the Bali Roadmap–China’s Position on the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, expounding China’s position and proposition on the Copenhagen Conference and demonstrating China’s willingness and determination to promote positive results out of the Conference. The document has already been posted on the official website of the National Development and Reform Commission.
The document stresses that the results of the Copenhagen Conference should adhere to the framework of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol, strictly follow the authorization of the Bali Roadmap and the principles of “common but differentiated responsibilities” and sustainable development, and give equal priority to mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer and financial support.
The document also notes that the objective of the Copenhagen Conference is to further enhance the full, effective and sustained implementation of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol. Firstly, set quantified emission reduction targets for developed countries for the second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol; secondly, establish effective institutional arrangements to ensure that developed countries fulfill their commitments to provide technology, financial and capacity building support to developing countries; thirdly, enable developing countries to, take proper measures suited to their situation to adapt to and mitigate climate changes with the technology, financial and capacity building support from developed countries in the context of sustainable development.
It reiterates that by 2020, as a mid-term target, developed countries as a group shall cut their emissions by at least 40% from the 1990 level.
China will always unequivocally follow the path of sustainable development so as to make unremitting efforts to combat global climate changes.