China News Agency, Beijing, May 28th. China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment reported on the 28th that China's special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua, exchanged views on climate change with various parties during his visit to Europe, saying that China, as the largest developing country, takes the initiative to undertake and cooperate with itself. Developed countries should take the lead in reducing emissions, further achieve the carbon neutrality target year ahead of schedule, and fulfill the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as soon as possible to provide developing countries with 100 billion yuan per year. The commitment of U.S. dollar funds to enhance mutual trust between the North and the South.
From May 22 to 26, Xie Zhenhua led a delegation to visit Europe, attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, and held talks with politicians and heads of international organizations from the United States, the European Union, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt, Malawi and other countries, focusing on climate policy. Actions, bilateral and multilateral climate cooperation, and the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Chinese side pointed out that the world is currently facing multiple challenges such as the new crown epidemic, geopolitics, economic shocks, and energy security.
At the same time, it faces global environmental problems such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, intensification of desertification, and frequent occurrence of extreme climate events.
The Chinese side emphasizes that promoting green and low-carbon transformation is an inherent requirement for China to achieve sustainable development, and it is also China's responsibility as a responsible major country.
As a developing country, although we are faced with many challenges and arduous efforts to achieve global environmental governance goals, the changes in the current international situation and the policies adopted by some countries have further increased the difficulty for us to achieve the dual-carbon goal, but we will maintain a strategic Determined, continue to unswervingly follow the path of ecological priority and high-quality development, continue to take active and effective measures, and unswervingly promote the implementation of "strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, and strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060". solemn promise.
During the meeting with the US President's special envoy on climate issues, John Kerry, Xie Zhenhua said that under the guidance of the Chinese and American heads of state, the two sides jointly issued the "China-US Joint Statement on Addressing the Climate Crisis" and the "China-US Joint Statement on Strengthening Climate Action in the 2020s" The Glasgow Joint Declaration, which clarifies the direction of bilateral cooperation and makes important contributions to advancing the multilateral process of climate change.
It is hoped that the U.S. side will continue to promote concrete and institutionalized practical cooperation, so as to inject positive energy into bilateral relations and multilateral processes.
During talks with dignitaries from Germany and Switzerland, Xie Zhenhua said that China, as the largest developing country, takes the initiative to undertake international responsibilities that are in line with its own national conditions, and developed countries should take the lead in reducing emissions, further achieve the carbon neutrality target year ahead of schedule, and achieve the carbon neutrality target year as soon as possible before COP27. Fulfill the commitment to provide developing countries with 100 billion U.S. dollars in funding each year, and enhance mutual trust between the North and the South.