China News Service, Beijing, June 14 (Reporter Ruan Yulin) China's special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua, proposed that China, as a responsible developing country, regards addressing climate change as an inherent requirement for its own sustainable development, and has determined that the carbon peak is carbon neutral. The ambitious goal of China and the United States is advancing the green and low-carbon transformation of energy in a steady and orderly manner.
From the 13th to the 16th, the 2022 annual meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and the 30th anniversary of CCICED were held in a combination of online and offline methods. Xie Zhenhua made the above remarks at the event.
In the face of sustainable development and climate governance under the current complex and volatile international situation, Xie Zhenhua proposed to coordinate the current and long-term, and maintain the strategic focus on low-carbon transformation in response to climate change.
"I am very pleased to see that although some countries have encountered problems such as energy supply guarantee, the international community generally believes that on the basis of ensuring economic and social security, it is necessary to adhere to the energy transition for a long time and maintain the strategic determination of green and low-carbon development. This is the general trend of economic and social development," said Xie Zhenhua.
Xie Zhenhua proposed that addressing climate change should be integrated into the overall situation of sustainable development. The chain reaction of ecosystem changes caused by climate change, frequent extreme weather events, insufficient energy supply, and shortage of food supply have brought severe challenges to the economic and social development of various countries.
"The difficulties and challenges currently encountered can be transformed into opportunities for global green transformation and innovation," Xie Zhenhua said. To seize opportunities and accelerate transformation and innovation, this aspect is actually a large-scale economic and social system engineering. We should pass this transformation. and innovation well achieve the goals set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
Xie Zhenhua emphasized that we only have one earth, and the more difficult the time is, the more we must strengthen our confidence.
We believe that as long as the international community joins hands and moves forward in the direction set by the multilateral process under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, we will be able to turn crises into opportunities, protect the common earth home of mankind, and benefit our children and grandchildren. descendants.