The China-Pacific Island Countries meeting on tackling climate change was held on Wednesday in Beijing, with the participants vowing to strengthen cooperation and communication.
China's special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua, exchanged views with diplomatic envoys from Pacific island countries including Tonga, Fiji, Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Samoa and Vanuatu.
The envoys touched upon topics including policy action and the expected outcomes from the 27th Session of the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP27), as well as South-South cooperation on climate change.
China has fulfilled its 2020 greenhouse gas emission control targets ahead of schedule through a series of measures such as adjusting industrial structure, improving energy efficiency, optimizing energy structure, and developing renewable energy, it was noted at the meeting. The country has vowed to peak carbon emissions by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2060.
China is willing to work with Pacific island countries to jointly promote the establishment of COP27 with concrete implementations and actions, and achieve positive results on the issues of greatest concern to developing countries, such as adaptation and funding for combating climate change.
The country will further address climate change by offering cooperation in building low-carbon demonstration zones, implementing climate change mitigation and adaptation projects, and carrying out training sessions to support the Pacific island countries.
A new series of training sessions for climate change officials and technicians from Pacific island countries is set to kick off soon, while a South-South high-level conference will be held during the COP27. Ministers of Pacific island countries are invited to participate.
The envoys highly appreciated China's actions and achievements and recognized China for providing valuable support to Pacific island countries in addressing climate change. The countries are willing to further strengthen cooperation and communication with China to jointly make positive contributions.