China: the US and EU must present deeper cuts
Chinese climate official blames the US, EU and Japan for too low ambitions on emissions cuts.
The United States and the European Union (EU) are expected by the Chinese delegation to bring more notable emission reductions targets to the Copenhagen climate talks.
At a press conference Tuesday, the Deputy Head of the Chinese delegation, Su Wei (photo above), said neither the US, the EU, nor Japan had offered sufficient cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
According to Su Wei, the US target on emissions reduction and the US financial support to developing nations are key to the success of the ongoing climate change conference.
Su Wei rejected an EU proposal that the economically advanced developing nations commit to emissions reductions and pay part of the public financing of adaptation and mitigation to climate change in the developing countries.
The targets proposed by China were in line with UNFCCC frameworks, Su Wei noted according to the Nigerian daily This Day, and added: “The EU position cannot be justified…. The [Kyoto] protocol among other UNFCCC agreements stipulate clearly what developed and developing countries should do.”
According to the Kyoto Protocol no developing nations are committed to emission cuts or sharing of funding for mitigation and adaptation in poor parts of the world.