China is in discussions to determine a top negotiator for climate talks in Paris

China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, is in discussions to determine a top negotiator for climate talks in Paris at the end of this year.

China has yet to make a decision, said Xie Zhenhua, former vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, who led the nation’s climate negotiations in Lima, Peru last year.

That meeting ended with a plan for nations to commit to cut emissions as a prelude to a wider climate change accord to be finalized in Paris in December.

Xie may attend the Paris talks if required, he said in Beijing yesterday at the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, an annual meeting of political advisers. Xie is now vice chairman of the CPPCC’s National Committee of Population, Resources and Environment.

China plans to cap carbon emissions by 2030 under an agreement reached between U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in November.

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