China to ad­vance timetable for cli­mate goals

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China will present its post2020 goals for cop­ing with cli­mate change ahead of sched­ule, ac­cord­ing to its top cli­mate of­fi­cial.

Xie Zhen­hua, head of the Chi­nese del­e­ga­tion at the United Na­tions cli­mate change talks in Lima, Peru, said that China will an­nounce its “in­tended na­tion­ally de­ter­mined con­tri­bu­tion (INDC)” in the first quar­ter rather than in June 2015. Goals to markedly re­duce car­bon in­ten­sity and boost for­est con­ser­va­tion will be in­cluded in the pack­age.

At the South-South Co­op­er­a­tion on Cli­mate Change Fo­rum on Mon­day, Xie said China will “try our best to peak ear­lier. As a de­vel­op­ing coun­try, China will try our best to co­op­er­ate with other de­vel­op­ing na­tions to ac­tively to tackle cli­mate change.”

BAI YANG / XIN­HUA

A pen­guin is seen in front of Chi­nese ice­breaker Xue­long, or Snow Dragon, docked at an ice cover area of the South Pole. The ice­breaker is on China’s 31st sci­en­tific ex­pe­di­tion to Antarc­tica.

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