Xi Jinping delivers an important speech at the United Nations Biodiversity Summit
It is recommended that all countries adhere to ecological civilization, adhere to multilateralism, maintain green development, and increase their sense of responsibility.
Emphasizing China’s efforts to build a modernization in which man and nature coexist harmoniously,
Will uphold the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind,
Contribute to strengthening biodiversity protection and promoting global environmental governance
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 30. President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech via video at the United Nations Biodiversity Summit on the 30th.
Xi Jinping emphasized that on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, at the special moment when countries are committed to fighting the new crown pneumonia epidemic and promoting high-quality economic recovery, the United Nations will hold a biodiversity summit to discuss ways to protect biodiversity and promote sustainable development. Major issues have practical and far-reaching significance.
Xi Jinping pointed out that at present, the global species extinction rate is accelerating, and the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems pose major risks to human survival and development.
The new crown pneumonia epidemic tells us that man and nature are a community of destiny.
We must work together and act quickly to protect in development and develop in protection to build a beautiful home in harmony with all things.
Xi Jinping made 4 suggestions in this regard:
The first is to uphold ecological civilization and increase the motivation for building a beautiful world.
Biodiversity is an important foundation for human survival and development.
Ecological prosperity leads to civilized prosperity.
We must stand at the height of being responsible for human civilization, respect nature, conform to nature, protect nature, explore the path of harmonious coexistence between man and nature, promote the coordination and unity of economic development and ecological protection, and build a prosperous, clean and beautiful world.
The second is to adhere to multilateralism and consolidate global environmental governance.
International treaties such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement are the legal basis for related environmental governance and are also important results of multilateral cooperation. They have received extensive support and participation from all parties.
Facing the challenges of global environmental risks, all countries are a community of shared destiny that is in the same boat. Unilateralism is unpopular, and cooperation is the right way.
We must firmly defend the international system with the United Nations at its core, safeguard the dignity and authority of international rules, and improve the level of global environmental governance.
The third is to maintain green development and foster high-quality economic recovery after the epidemic.
We must focus on the long-term, maintain determination, and adhere to green, inclusive and sustainable development.
It is necessary to seek development opportunities from the protection of nature and achieve a win-win situation for ecological environmental protection and high-quality economic development.
The fourth is to strengthen the sense of responsibility and enhance the ability to respond to environmental challenges.
Developed countries and developing countries are at different stages of development, and their historical responsibilities and practical capabilities on environmental issues are different.
We must adhere to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, and take care of the financial, technological, and capacity-building concerns of developing countries.
We must earnestly fulfill our promises and implement our goals.
Xi Jinping emphasized that China uses the concept of ecological civilization to guide development, puts the construction of ecological civilization in a prominent position, and adopts strong policy actions.
In the past 10 years, the area of forest resources has increased by more than 70 million hectares, ranking first in the world.
Long-term and large-scale control of desertification and desertification, effective protection and restoration of wetlands, and the collection and preservation of biological genetic resources rank among the top in the world.
90% of terrestrial ecosystem types and 85% of key wild animal populations are effectively protected.
China actively participates in global environmental governance, earnestly fulfills its obligations under climate change, biodiversity and other environmental treaties, and has already completed the 2020 goal of addressing climate change and establishing nature reserves ahead of schedule.
China will uphold the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, and is willing to assume international responsibilities commensurate with China’s development level, increase national independent contributions, adopt more powerful policies and measures, strive to reach the peak of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, and strive to achieve carbon emissions by 2060 Neutralization, to make greater efforts and contributions to achieve the goals set by the Paris Agreement to address climate change.
Xi Jinping finally emphasized that China will host the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming next year. I welcome everyone to gather in Kunming next year to discuss global biodiversity conservation plans.
Let us start from this summit and work together to build a beautiful world of harmony for all things!