China believes it can agree with the European Union on ways to limit airline emissions without relying on the emissions trading system, National Development and Reform Commission vice chairman Xie Zhenhua said.
Envoys inched toward a deal at United Nations global-warming talks in Doha after working through the night to settle differences on climate aid and fossil-fuel emissions, paving the way to a new treaty by 2015.
China’s most recent stance on bringing its emissions-reduction goals into a United Nations deal marks “business as usual” and doesn’t advance fractured climate negotiations in Mexico, U.S. envoy Todd Stern said.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joined developing nations to press for more details on how rich nations plan to reach a three-year-old pledge to provide $100 billion in annual aid by 2020 to fight global warming, weighing in on an issue that’s creating a rift at climate talks in Doha.
China set out its conditions for adopting a binding post-2020 greenhouse-gas commitment as part of a global deal, demanding an extension of current pledges by industrialized countries under the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012.