BEIJING, March 16 (Xinhua) -- China endorses the Kyoto Protocol and honors
international environmental obligations to curb global warming, said Chinese
Premier Wen Jiabao here on Friday.
Wen made the remark at a press conference after the annual session of the
Tenth National People's Congress (NPC) was closed.
"We endorse the Kyoto Protocol and we have formulated plans in light of the
United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change," said Chinese
Premier Wen Jiabao.
China, as a developing country, has no obligatory target to meet the Kyoto
Protocol, he said. "The Chinese government will adopt a responsible manner to
fulfill its words and honor its international obligations," said Wen.
China has set a target to put the emissions of greenhouse gas under control
and reduce energy consumption for per unit GDP by 20 percent during the
2006-2010 period, he said.
The international community formulated the United Nations (UN) Framework
Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol for developed and developing
countries to cope with climate changes.