Chinanews.com, December 12 (Wei Chenxi) From November 1 to December 11, the 30th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP12) was held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is the largest Conference of the Parties in addressing climate change so far.
Continuing and deepening the theme of "Implementing Together", the conference will be the first time that a global review of progress towards the goals of the Paris Agreement will be carried out, and a more ambitious global plan for the global response to climate change will be of great significance and far-reaching.
The data map shows the interior of the Dubai Expo City, the venue taken on November 11, local time.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai coincides with the hottest year on record. The climate crisis has become a common challenge for all of humanity, causing unprecedented damage to the lives and livelihoods of people around the world.
In recent years, humanity has experienced a series of extreme weather events: heavy rains in Brazil, wildfire crisis in Canada, extreme heat in Europe, floods in Libya, accelerated melting of Arctic glaciers... UN Secretary-General António Guterres previously warned that the "climate breakdown" had already begun.
There is an urgent need to accelerate climate action. Cooperation to address climate change with practical actions is also a shared global responsibility and responsibility.
Looking back on the past, from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992 to the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Agreement, each document, one agenda and one cooperation has witnessed the goals and determination of the international community to work together to address climate change over the past 30 years.
As the world's largest developing country, China has taken a series of pragmatic actions to address climate change in recent years: building a "1+N" policy system for carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, implementing the "Ten Actions for Carbon Peaking", promoting the construction of a green "Belt and Road", and carrying out South-South cooperation on climate change.
Facing the international community, China continues to export its wisdom, strength and solutions to help developing countries improve their ability to cope with climate change, and make greater contributions to addressing the global climate crisis, achieving sustainable development and building a clean and beautiful world.
However, the commitments made by a few countries have been difficult to fulfill, which has greatly undermined mutual trust between the North and the South and prevented the international community from forming a joint force for action. As early as the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, some developed countries made a pledge to provide $2020 billion a year to developing countries in climate finance by 1000, but so far it has not been fulfilled.
The key to tackling climate change lies in effective implementation. Climate change has gone from being a challenge of the future to an urgent crisis. No country or region can stay out of this issue, and must work together to do their best and achieve win-win cooperation.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Dubai is a decisive moment to deliver on climate commitments and to drive global climate action. Now is the time to step up and make climate action "learn to run": "We don't have time to waste", as COP28 President Sultan Jaber said. (ENDS)