China: a ‘legally binding’ emissions treaty is ‘possible for us’

“We do not rule out the possibility of legally binding. It is possible for us, but it depends on the negotiations,” Su Wei, China’s lead negotiator, said – speaking in English – at a media briefing on the sidelines of the two-week talks in South Africa, Reuters reports. “It is more reasonable for China to set a post-2020 target to restrict its carbon emissions, rather than a reduction goal,” Xu Huaqing, a researcher from the Energy Research Institute affiliated with the National Development and Reform Commission, the government body that oversees climate change issues in China, told China Daily.

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