Xinhua News Agency reporter Guo Shuang Luo Chenxi Bei Ping
Zhao Yingmin, head of the China delegation attending the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (hereinafter referred to as the Convention) and vice minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua News Agency on the 13th that the first global inventory of the Paris Agreement sent a strong and positive signal to the international community, which was an important milestone and opened a new chapter in the global climate process.
After two weeks of intensive negotiations, the Conference of the Parties reached the "UAE Consensus" on the first global inventory, mitigation, adaptation, capital, loss and damage of the Paris Agreement.
Zhao Yingmin also pointed out that in the current global climate governance process, many concerns of developing countries have not been fully paid attention to and resolved. Developed countries have an unshirkable historical responsibility for climate change and must play a leading role, taking the lead in drastically reducing emissions and achieving net zero emissions as soon as possible on the current basis, and accelerating the speed and intensity in key actions such as energy transformation. As soon as possible, the scale and intensity of financial, technical and capacity-building support for developing countries will be realized and effectively enhanced, so as to ensure a fair global transformation, provide the necessary space and support for developing countries to achieve sustainable development, and respond more actively to their concerns.
Zhao Yingmin emphasized that China believes that the response to climate change must be both ambitious and pragmatic. The key lies in pragmatic actions, in fulfilling the commitments made, and in the practical implementation means that match the ambition. The principles of fairness, common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities established by the Convention and its Paris Agreement, as well as institutional arrangements such as national independent contributions, are the cornerstones of the global climate governance process. (Participating in reporters: Wang Dongzhen, Yu Fuqing, Yan Wang)