Xi Jinping attended the leaders’ climate summit and delivered an important speech
Emphasize the need to adhere to green development, adhere to multilateralism, adhere to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, and jointly build a community of human and natural life
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, April 22, by wire At the invitation of U.S. President Biden, President Xi Jinping attended the leaders’ climate summit in Beijing on the evening of the 22nd via video and delivered an important speech entitled “Together to Build a Community of Human and Natural Life.”
On the evening of April 22, at the invitation of US President Biden, President Xi Jinping attended the Leaders Climate Summit in Beijing via video and delivered an important speech entitled “Together to Build a Community of Human and Natural Life.”Xinhua News Agency reporter Huang Jingwen
Xi Jinping pointed out that climate change has brought severe challenges to human survival and development. In the face of unprecedented difficulties in global environmental governance, the international community must use unprecedented ambitions and actions to discuss solutions to the challenges of climate change, to seek a harmonious coexistence between man and nature, to take responsibility and to work together to build man and nature. Community of life.
The first is to insist on harmonious coexistence between man and nature. Human beings should take nature as the root, respect nature, conform to nature, and protect nature. It is necessary to protect nature and the ecological environment like protecting eyes, and promote the formation of a new pattern of harmonious coexistence between man and nature.
The second is to adhere to green development. Protecting the ecological environment means protecting productivity, and improving the ecological environment means developing productivity. It is necessary to abandon the development model that damages or even destroy the ecological environment, and abandon the short-sighted practice of sacrificing the environment in exchange for temporary development. Vigorously promote the transformation and upgrading of economic, energy, and industrial structures, and make a good ecological environment support the sustainable development of the global economy and society.
The third is to adhere to systematic governance. Mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, grasses and sand are an indivisible ecosystem. In accordance with the inherent laws of the ecosystem, the various elements of the natural ecology must be considered as a whole, so as to achieve the goal of enhancing the circulation capacity of the ecosystem and maintaining the ecological balance.
The fourth is to adhere to people-oriented. It is necessary to explore the synergies of protecting the environment and developing the economy, creating employment, and eradicating poverty, and strive to achieve social fairness and justice in the process of green transformation, and increase the sense of gain, happiness, and security of people in all countries.
The fifth is to uphold multilateralism. It is necessary to adhere to the principles of international law, fairness and justice as the main thrust, and effective action as the orientation, maintaining the international system with the United Nations at its core, and following the goals and principles of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Paris Agreement. China welcomes the return of the United States to the multilateral climate governance process, and looks forward to working with the international community, including the United States, to promote global environmental governance.
Sixth, adhere to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. It is necessary to fully affirm the contribution of developing countries to climate change and take care of their special difficulties and concerns. Developed countries should show greater ambitions and actions, and at the same time effectively provide financial, technological, and capacity-building support to developing countries.
On the evening of April 22, at the invitation of US President Biden, President Xi Jinping attended the leaders’ climate summit in Beijing via video and delivered an important speech entitled “Together to Build a Community of Human and Natural Life.”Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xiang
Xi Jinping emphasized that China has incorporated the concept of ecological civilization and the construction of ecological civilization into the overall layout of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and adheres to the path of ecological priority, green and low-carbon development. China’s announcement that it will strive to achieve carbon peaks by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060 is a major strategic decision based on promoting the building of a community with a shared future for mankind and achieving sustainable development, and it requires hard work by China. China is formulating a carbon peaking action plan, carrying out extensive and in-depth carbon peaking actions, and supporting qualified localities, key industries, and key enterprises to take the lead in reaching the peak. China will strictly control coal power projects, strictly control the growth of coal consumption during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, and gradually decrease during the “15th Five-Year Plan” period.
Xi Jinping pointed out that as a participant, contributor, and leader in the construction of global ecological civilization, China firmly practices multilateralism and strives to promote the construction of a fair, reasonable, and win-win global environmental governance system. China will host the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in October this year, and work with all parties to promote global biodiversity governance to a new level. Through various forms of South-South practical cooperation, China helps developing countries improve their ability to respond to climate change. China also regards cooperation in the field of ecological civilization as a key content of the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”, and continues to benefit the people of all countries participating in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road”.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the challenges that climate change brings to mankind are real, severe and long-term. I firmly believe that as long as we think in one place and work hard in one place, mankind will be able to cope with the global climate and environmental challenges and leave a clean and beautiful world to future generations. (See the full text of the speech in the 2nd edition)
Leaders participating in the meeting said that climate change is a severe challenge facing the international community and requires global efforts to cope with it. Actions should be taken quickly to further increase emissions reduction efforts, strengthen technological innovation, vigorously develop clean energy, create more job opportunities and more room for growth, achieve green and more sustainable development, protect the common planet of mankind, and connect people with each other. Nature lives in harmony and benefits future generations. Support the success of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Kunming Convention on Biological Diversity. To pay more attention to vulnerable countries and groups, developed countries should provide more financial and technical support to developing countries to help them cope with and adapt to climate change.
Ding Xuexiang, Yang Jiechi, Wang Yi, He Lifeng and others participated.
“Guangming Daily” (April 23, 2021 01 edition)