Chinese negotiator Xie Zhenhua stated to Germany’s special environmental representative that; there were currently “many problems and concerns” with regard to global climate governance.
China’s foreign ministry stated that its own green and low-carbon growth path remained steady; as western nations increased their coal use to make up for gas supply delays. This delays brought on by the crisis in Ukraine.
The Foreign Minister told UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres that all parties needed to create a “good political atmosphere” before COP2; and “abandon unilateralism, geopolitical games, and green barriers.”
China, the world’s largest carbon polluter, is anticipated to focus on the issue of financing; at this year’s international climate talks, known as COP27.