United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
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PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Position Paper Committee: The United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Topic A: “The Impact of Climate Change on Vulnerable Nations”
The People’s Republic of China recognizes that climate change is a serious and deeply complex challenged posed towards our global society, that unfortunately harms some nations more than others. The government has taken and adopted a series of comprehensive policies and regulations regarding environmental practices, pollution, observation, and management of natural resources, among other efforts to protect the environment, to ensure that the “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system…” in line with the UNFCCC and other related agreements. The sovereign government of PR China recognizes that the needs and concerns of most vulnerable and poor nations should be addressed, that are only possible with international cooperation and appropriate collective climate action. While we acknowledge that China is leads in total GHG emissions from fuel combustion, as a developing country with a population of over 1.3 billion (and 48th in GHG emissions/capita), China and other developing countries simply cannot afford to match the environmental responsibility of developed countries. We value the principle of differentiated responsibility that are enshrined in the UNFCCC, noting the histo...