China has detailed and concrete plans on how to meet its climate commitments, and is pushing those plans forward vigorously, unlike some countries that are “paying lip service” to their climate targets, the head of delegation for China at the Cop26 climate talks has said.
Xie Zhenhua, China’s veteran chief official, said: “President Xi announced recently on many multilateral occasions China’s specific targets and concrete policies, measures, and actions. We have a policy framework to ensure that we can achieve our climate target.”
He added: “If we only make promises without taking real action then we are just simply paying lip service to make a show rather than taking real action.”
His words were a clear dig at developed countries which have set out targets without firm policies to back them up.
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