Int'l communities laud UN climate conference in Cancun

09:46, December 13, 2010      

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United Nations climate change conference in Mexico has concluded after tense talks for two weeks, with agreements adopted to tackle global climate changes and push ahead the UN-sponsored process, which won the applause of the international communities.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday hailed the outcomes of the conference as an "important success for a world much in need of it."

In a statement issued by his spokesman late on Saturday following the conclusion of the two-week UN climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico, Ban said: "governments came together in common cause, for the common good, and agreed on a way forward to meet the defining challenge of our time."

"The outcomes in Cancun have given us important tools," he said in the statement. "Now we must use them, and strengthen our efforts in line with the scientific imperatives for action."

On the outcomes of the conference, the Chinese delegation said "that, first of all, it adheres to the (UN) Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Bali Roadmap, as well as the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, which ensures that next year's negotiation will continue along the two tracks decided by the Bali Roadmap."

"Second, progress has been made at different levels in the areas where developing countries have concerns, such as adaptation, technology transfer, finance and capacity building, and the negotiation process will move on, which sends positive signals to the international community," the delegation said in a press release.

Source: Xinhua

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