Chinas Ji Zou Says: Answer to Global Warming is Technology

18 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>China's Ji Zou Says: Answer to Global Warming is Technology</h1><p>May 18 (EIRNS)--Speaking in Bonn, Germany at a conference underway from May 7-18 on climate change, Chinese official, Ji Zou pointed told Agence France Presse that some of the problems that are associated with global warming could be overcome if the technologically-developed nations help developing nations to cut back on environmentally-damaging practices. Ji Zou was attending the twenty-sixth session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.</p><p>"Some progress has been made, but the industrial countries are reluctant to transfer technology that could reduce pollution. We are missing opportunities for clean construction, clean production," Ji Zou told AFP. He also proposed creating an international fund that would supervise and finance technology transfers which would help environmental protection.</p><p>Ji's statement to AFP tried to address the dilemma into which China, and other developing countries, has been thrown into. While the United Nations-led onslaught has been unleashed to cut down the greenhouse gases under the pretext of reducing global warming, nations are not given an answer to what would happen to the poor, among others. For instance, generation of electricity using nuclear fission by developing countries is strongly opposed by the powers-that-be in the developed countries.</p><p>"We want to contribute substantially to climate protection," Ji said, but he pointed out that "700 million Chinese are rural, poor, badly informed. It is a developing country." China's need to develop is another reason given for why the country should not be obliged to reduce production of greenhouse gases, as industrialized countries currently are, in a second round of commitments following those under the Kyoto Protocol. The country's rapid development and poor data also make it difficult to make reliable predictions on greenhouse gas emissions, he added.</p></div></body>