A few days ago, the magazine "Seeking Truth" published an important article by General Secretary Xi Jinping, "A Correct Understanding and Grasping of Major Theoretical and Practical Issues in my country's Development."

In this important article, General Secretary Xi Jinping profoundly expounded on the major theoretical and practical issue of "correctly understanding and grasping carbon neutrality".

The Party Construction Network micro-platform has compiled some important expositions related to General Secretary Xi Jinping, and will learn and understand together with you.

On September 22, 2020, Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the general debate of the 75th United Nations General Assembly.

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To achieve the "dual carbon" goal, it is not what others tell us to do, but what we must do ourselves

  The Paris Agreement on climate change represents the general direction of the global green and low-carbon transition. It is the minimum action to be taken to protect the earth's homeland. Countries must take decisive steps.

China will increase its Nationally Determined Contributions, adopt more effective policies and measures, strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, and strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.

  ——Remarks by Xi Jinping at the general debate of the 75th United Nations General Assembly on September 22, 2020

  I have already announced that China strives to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2060.

To achieve this goal, China needs to make extremely arduous efforts.

We believe that as long as it is beneficial to all mankind, China should be obliged to do it and do it well.

China is formulating an action plan and has begun to take concrete measures to ensure the achievement of the set goals.

In doing so, China is practicing multilateralism with practical actions and contributing to the protection of our common homeland and the realization of sustainable human development.

  ——On January 25, 2021, Xi Jinping's special speech at the dialogue meeting of the "Davos Agenda" of the World Economic Forum

  Promoting carbon neutrality is a major strategic decision made by the Party Central Committee after careful consideration. It is our solemn commitment to the international community and an inherent requirement for promoting high-quality development.

  ——On December 8, 2021, Xi Jinping's speech at the Central Economic Work Conference

  To achieve the "dual carbon" goal, we are not asked to do it by others, but we must do it ourselves.

my country has entered a new stage of development. Promoting the "dual carbon" work is an urgent need to solve the outstanding problems of resource and environmental constraints and achieve sustainable development. It is an urgent need to comply with the trend of technological progress and promote the transformation and upgrading of the economic structure. The urgent need for a beautiful ecological environment and the promotion of harmonious coexistence between man and nature are the urgent needs to take the initiative to shoulder the responsibility of a major country and promote the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind.

  ——On January 24, 2022, Xi Jinping’s speech at the thirty-sixth collective study of the Political Bureau of the Nineteenth Central Committee

From December 8 to 10, 2021, the Central Economic Work Conference will be held in Beijing.

Xi Jinping attended the meeting and delivered an important speech.

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Achieving peak carbon neutrality is impossible

  Recently, some problems have arisen in practical work. Some are engaged in "carbon charge", some are engaged in "one-size-fits-all", sports "carbon reduction", and even the phenomenon of "power cut off". These do not meet the requirements of the Party Central Committee.

Green and low-carbon development is a complex project and a long-term task for the comprehensive transformation of economic and social development. The adjustment of energy structure and industrial structure cannot be accomplished overnight, let alone divorced from reality.

If the gradual withdrawal of traditional energy is not based on a safe and reliable alternative to new energy, it will have an impact on economic development and social stability.

Pollution reduction and carbon reduction are an integral part of economic restructuring.

  ——On December 8, 2021, Xi Jinping's speech at the Central Economic Work Conference

  Achieving peak carbon neutrality cannot be accomplished in one fell swoop.

China will continue to build on its strengths and develop steadily, gradually reduce traditional energy sources in an orderly manner in the process of promoting reliable alternatives to new energy sources, and ensure stable economic and social development.

  ——On January 17, 2022, Xi Jinping's speech at the 2022 World Economic Forum video conference

  It is necessary to actively and steadily promote the carbon neutralization work, based on the basic national conditions of rich coal, poor oil and little gas, in accordance with the national "dual carbon" work plan and deployment, strengthen the system concept, insist on making progress while maintaining stability, and gradually realize it. The coordinated promotion of pollution reduction, green expansion, and growth, while reducing carbon emissions, ensures energy security, industrial chain supply chain security, food security, and ensures the normal life of the masses.

  ——On March 5, 2022, Xi Jinping's speech when he participated in the deliberation of the Inner Mongolia delegation

On March 5, 2022, Xi Jinping participated in the deliberation of the Inner Mongolia delegation at the Fifth Session of the 13th National People's Congress.

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  Coordinate the work of "dual control" and "dual carbon" to prevent simple decomposition

  Achieving the goal of peak carbon neutrality must be firm, but it cannot be accomplished in one go.

To be based on national conditions, it is our basic national conditions to focus on coal, and the realization of carbon peaking must be based on this reality.

While doing a good job in the clean and efficient utilization of coal, speed up the flexible transformation of coal-fired power units, develop renewable energy, promote the optimal combination of coal and new energy, and increase the consumption capacity of new energy.

We must pay close attention to tackling key green and low-carbon technologies and accelerate the promotion and application of advanced technologies.

It is necessary to conduct scientific assessments, improve the "dual control" system of energy consumption, create conditions to realize the transition from "dual control" of energy consumption to "dual control" of total carbon emission and intensity, and accelerate the formation of an incentive and restraint mechanism for reducing pollution and carbon emissions.

Relevant departments in all regions should coordinate the work of "dual control" and "dual carbon" to prevent simple decomposition.

To ensure energy supply, achieve multi-objective balance, and increase energy supply through multiple channels, large enterprises, especially state-owned enterprises, must take the lead in ensuring supply and stable prices, and will never allow major incidents such as large-scale "power outages" to occur again.

It is necessary to further promote the energy revolution, promote energy consumption, supply, technology, and institutional reforms, strengthen international cooperation, and accelerate the construction of an energy power.

  ——On December 8, 2021, Xi Jinping's speech at the Central Economic Work Conference

  To promote the "dual carbon" work, we must adhere to the principles of national overall planning, conservation priority, two-wheel drive, smooth internal and external flow, and risk prevention, better leverage our country's institutional advantages, resource conditions, technological potential, and market vitality, and accelerate the formation of resource conservation and environmental protection. The industrial structure, mode of production, way of life, and spatial pattern.

  ——On January 24, 2022, Xi Jinping’s speech at the thirty-sixth collective study of the Political Bureau of the Nineteenth Central Committee

  It is necessary to strengthen the party's leadership over the "dual-carbon" work, strengthen overall planning and coordination, strictly supervise and assess, and promote the formation of joint efforts.

It is necessary to implement the same responsibility of the party and the government, consolidate the responsibilities of all parties, incorporate the relevant indicators of the "dual carbon" work into the comprehensive evaluation system of economic and social development in each region, increase the weight of the assessment, and strengthen the constraints of indicators.

Leading cadres at all levels should strengthen the study of the basic knowledge of "dual carbon", the realization path and work requirements, so as to truly learn, understand, know and use.

It is necessary to take the "dual carbon" work as an important part of the cadre education and training system, and enhance the ability of leading cadres at all levels to promote green and low-carbon development.

  ——On January 24, 2022, Xi Jinping’s speech at the thirty-sixth collective study of the Political Bureau of the Nineteenth Central Committee

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