China welcomes appointment of new UNFCCC head

20:29, May 18, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

China welcomes the appointment of a candidate from a developing country to the position of Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said here Tuesday.

UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Monday appointed Costa Rican Christiana Figueres as the new head of the UNFCCC.

As the negotiations for the Bali Roadmap now enter a critical phase, China hopes to work with the new head of the UNFCCC to promote international talks on climate changes, Ma said at a regular press conference.

"Climate change issues are closely related to world development, especially the development of poor countries," he added.

Figueres will succeed outgoing Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, who announced in February he would step down.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:祁澍文)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based eastday.com reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion