The latest report from Beijing on the country’s climate change strategies mentioned that the constant occurrence of extreme weather conditions has resulted in an average of over 2,000 deaths and up to 200 billion yuan of financial loss every year since the 1990s. The new report was released during the United Nations Warsaw climate talks, which are being held at the moment.

Rescuers use boats to bring locals to a safer area on a flooded street in landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

The reports showcases Beijing’s attempts to decrease human and financial losses caused by the climate change until 2020. The government of China has warned that if appropriate measures are not taken in order to deal with the damage done by climate change, then the losses will most likely increase in the upcoming years.

Xie Zhenhua, the head of China’s delegation at a seminar said, “Facing that urgency, we will deliver our promises in addressing climate threats”. The international community has been urged by Xie to live up to their words when it comes to offering financial and technological assistance to poorer economies for climate adaptation. Xie went on to say that the country is considering finding a way to deal with the threats of climate change until 2030 and a leading group of experts from China have finished their research report.

China has also promised to reduce its carbon intensity by 40 to 45 percent by 2020 from the 2005 base.

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