Entering its final three days, the two-week ongoing UN Climate Change Conference at Nairobi has not yet seen any breakthrough in the so-called post-Kyoto negotiations!
With the conference aimed to set up a framework to further the reduction of emission after the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, China on Wednesday urged conclusive talks on furthering the reduction of greenhouse gas emission by industrialized countries.
According to the Kyoto Protocol — between 2008 and 2012 – 35 industrialized countries are supposed to cut the emission by 5.2 percent from the 1990 level.
Not seeing any concrete conclusion by the Nairobi conference yet, Jiang Weixin, head of the Chinese delegation to the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference said,
we appeal to the Annex I Parties for proposing as soon as possible their specific emission reduction targets for the second commitment period and starting substantial negotiations as soon as possible with a view to concluding the negotiations before 2008 or but no later than 2009 the latest.
Justifying his non-satisfaction on the speed at which decisions are being taken, he further informs that a major task — facing parties during the ongoing climate change negotiation process — was to accelerate the ad hoc Working Group’s negotiations. This Working Group was established under the Article 3.9 of the Kyoto Protocol.