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China supports loss and damage talks at COP27, calling for joint efforts

2022-11-10 10:16:37       source:Global Times

November 9, 2022

While including climate compensation into the formal agenda of COP27 for the first time at global climate talks is considered a breakthrough, China's special envoy for climate change said Wednesday that China strongly supports claims from developing countries, especially the most vulnerable countries, for claiming loss and damage compensation. However, setting up a mechanism is a priority, which should follow the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. 

Despite the progress, some countries have lobbed accusations at each other, urging developing countries such as China and India to do more in compensating others. During a press conference on Wednesday, China's Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua said the biggest difference is that some countries support the amounts of compensation being suggested, but others are against it. They also disagree on how the loss and damage compensation should be funded.  

"We hope we can find a good result through negotiations at this dialogue," Xie said. 

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