Confirmation of the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol is the focal issue of the Cancun talks, Xie Zhenhua, head of the Chinese delegation said in Cancun on Thursday.
The future of the Kyoto Protocol poses a big question mark in the second week of Cancun climate change negotiations, Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told China Daily before meeting with representatives from more than 190 countries on Monday morning.
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP-16) is being held in Cancun, Mexico from Nov 29 to Dec 10 to continue to search solutions to the climate problem.
Negotiators from 193 countries have wrapped up a package of agreements that advances efforts to cope with climate change and lays a foundation for talks leading to the next conference in Durban, South Africa.
Japan's tax commission will propose the introduction of an environment tax from October 2011 to help curb greenhouse gas emissions.
China is certainly making serious efforts to deal with carbon emissions, US Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern said Wednesday, adding he has " enormous respect" for what China is doing domestically.
The UN Climate Change Conference held in Cancun was a success and the Kyoto Protocol had been reaffirmed.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday praised the attendees of the UN climate change conference for finally reaching a deal to fight global warming.
Although I'm a bit fed up with the bargains and debates at the UN climate conference, I do think China and its leaders should turn their attention to not so advanced countries in search of new models of development.