China to advance timetable for climate goals
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.”
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.