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Greenpeace Response to China-France Joint Statement on Climate Change

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 novembre 2015

attivisti greenpeaceBeijing. A joint climate statement was released today by Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande. The statement made an incremental step forward while highlighting the ambition gap the world still needs to bridge.
On the two critical components of the Paris Agreement – long term goals and an ambition mechanism – progress was made but work still needs to be done in order to raise ambition before and during the Paris conference.Commenting on the joint statement, Greenpeace China Climate Policy Advisor, Li Shuo, said:“Exactly four weeks before world leaders convene in Paris, it is encouraging to see the ball rolling and diplomacy nudging us a small step forward. Moreover, with the recent decline in coal consumption and robust renewable energy development, China is positioning itself at the front of climate leadership. This is drastically different from six years ago in Copenhagen.However, for Paris to be a success, a far bigger stretch is needed. After waving goodbye to President Hollande tomorrow, Chinese leaders need to think hard about what more to bring to the table when they see him again in Paris at the end of this month.”
On October 30, the UN released a new paper showing that the post-2020 pledges made so far are not sufficient to maintain a temperature rise below 2 degree C. A week earlier, the UN concluded its last round of preparatory talks in Bonn, with an unwieldy draft negotiation text that still sees conflicting views and low ambition. The Executive Director of Greenpeace France, Jean-Francois Julliard, said: “This is no time for champagne. This bilateral statement should be another springboard instead of the last word for the Paris agreement. What the world needs in Paris is a global long term vision of a 100% renewable energy supply for all by mid-century and increased ambition by countries every five years starting from now.”

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Greenpeace reacts to China’s climate plan to the UN

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 luglio 2015

BeijingParis/Beijing. China submitted a carbon intensity reduction targets of 60-65% by 2030, based on 2005 levels, to the UN as part of its climate plan (INDC). The announcement came as Chinese premier Li Keqiang was in Paris for an official visit to France – the presidency of this year’s climate summit.“China has only ever been in defence when it comes to climate change, but today’s announcement is the first step for its more active role. For success in Paris, however, all players – including China and the EU – need to up their game,” said Li Shuo, climate analyst for Greenpeace China.With China’s announcement, the world’s top polluters – China, the US and the EU – have now all tabled their climate plans ahead of the global climate conference taking place in Paris at the end of the year.
“Today’s pledge must be seen as only the starting point for much more ambitious action. It does not fully reflect the significant energy transition that is already taking place in China. Given the dramatic fall in coal consumption, robust renewable energy uptake, and the urgent need to address air pollution, we believe the country can go well beyond what it has proposed today,” added Li Shuo. China’s current carbon intensity target requires a reduction of CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 40-45% by 2020, based on 2005 levels. Assuming China delivers 45% by 2020, a 65% and 60% carbon intensity reduction will mean 4.4% and 3.1% annual carbon intensity decrease respectively between 2020 and 2030. Achieving 45% carbon intensity reduction by 2020 would mean annual carbon intensity reduction of 3.9%.

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