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UN climate talks agree on principles for new global climate pact

English.news.cn   2013-11-24 14:02:24            
 • UN climate talks Saturday agreed in Warsaw on major principles for a new global climate pact.
 • The pact is due to be agreed on in 2015 and put into force after 2020.
 • The negotiators from about 200 countries also made a decision on climate change aid.

 

WARSAW, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations climate talks Saturday agreed here on major principles for a new global climate pact, which is due to be agreed on in 2015 and put into force after 2020.

The delegations agreed that all countries should prepare for "intended nationally determined contributions" to help cut carbon emissions.

The agreement was seen as a key step paving the way to reach an ambitious global climate pact in 2015, and highlighted their desire to avert a breakdown of the climate talks.

The negotiators from about 200 countries also made a decision on climate change aid.

The talks called on developed countries to mobilize finance assistance from government channels "at increasing levels" from the 10 billion U.S. dollars a year paid out from 2010 to 2012.

Negotiators also reached consensus on creating a mechanism to help vulnerable nations to deal with the losses and damage caused by global warming.

The head of the Chinese delegation to the UN climate talks said the results of the talks were not satisfying, but they are acceptable.

"There are many issues that we are not actually satisfied with but we can still accept," Xie Zhenhua, also deputy chief of China's National Development and Reform Commission, told Xinhua in an interview.

The Warsaw negotiation has laid "a very good foundation" for the Lima talks scheduled next year and the Paris conference in 2015, and for all countries to agree on a new global deal on fighting climate change, he said.

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