Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, December 25th

Feature Article : 2022, Seeking a Future of Harmonious Coexistence between Man and Nature

  Xinhua News Agency reporter

  In 2022, natural disasters will occur frequently in many places around the world, causing huge losses: Europe will experience the hottest summer on record this year; disastrous floods will occur in many countries in West Africa; In some areas, the probability of flood, drought and wildfire will be increased respectively.

On November 15, the earth's population will enter the "8 billion era", which will test the earth's ecosystem that is already under tremendous pressure...

  Facing risks and challenges, the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Wetlands, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the second phase of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity were held in It will be held successively at the end of 2022, focusing on the progress of human beings in exploring the way to get along with nature. Chinese wisdom and Chinese solutions have won attention and praise from all walks of life, arousing resonance and thinking from the international community.

New Wisdom of Ecological Civilization

  The relationship between man and nature is the most basic relationship in human society.

Man and nature are a community of life, endless demands from nature or even destruction of nature will inevitably be retaliated by nature.

In 2022, mankind's ecological awareness will continue to increase, and actions to address climate change and protect the ecological environment will increase. It will surpass the industrial civilization of Western materialism and build an ecological civilization in which man and nature coexist harmoniously, which has become a progressive call widely recognized by the world.

  Chinese civilization has always advocated the unity of nature and man, Taoism follows nature, and pursues the harmonious coexistence of man and nature.

The report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China pointed out that we must firmly establish and practice the concept that green water and lush mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains, and plan development from the perspective of harmonious coexistence between man and nature.

IUCN Director-General Bruno Oberle said that the Chinese government proposed the concept of ecological civilization and actively shared this concept with the world, which is China's long-term contribution to the world.

  On December 15, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the second phase of the high-level meeting of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Harmonious coexistence of nature, building a community of life on earth, and building a clean and beautiful world together.”

  China has provided an important political driving force for the final positive results of the conference.

Florica Fink-Hoyle, Director-General of the Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission, said that President Xi Jinping's speech was inspiring and encouraged all parties to set goals and clear paths for global biodiversity conservation, so as to promote the global process of biodiversity conservation , turning ambition into action.

  On the road of development, China adheres to the harmonious coexistence of man and nature, promotes the green transformation of the development mode, and has created ecological miracles and green development miracles that have attracted worldwide attention.

In the past 10 years, China has supported an average annual GDP growth rate of 6.6% with an average annual energy consumption growth rate of 3%. The carbon dioxide emission per unit of GDP has dropped by 34.4%. Green has gradually become a distinctive background for high-quality development.

  China has always planned development from the perspective of harmonious coexistence between man and nature, adheres to sustainable development, adheres to the policy of giving priority to conservation, protection, and natural restoration, protects nature and the ecological environment like protecting eyes, and unswervingly pursues production development. , affluent life, and a sound ecological development path to realize the sustainable development of the Chinese nation.

  Kagwanga, director of the African Policy Research Institute in Kenya, who has visited China many times, believes that China's efforts in addressing climate change and promoting comprehensive green and low-carbon transformation have been effective, allowing people to truly understand the connotation of ecological civilization construction, that is, in Find a balance between development and environmental sustainability, so that people and nature can live in harmony.

  Simon Steele, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, highly appreciated China's firm stance on climate change and its spirit of turning climate commitments into practical actions.

He believes that at present, the international community is facing an energy crisis, and China has continued to make substantial progress in the field of climate change and has played an important role in promoting the global response to climate change.

Develop new solutions together

  A single flower is not spring.

On the journey of building an ecological civilization in which man and nature coexist harmoniously, all countries need to join hands.

Through various mechanisms and platforms such as South-South cooperation and the green "Belt and Road", China helps developing countries improve their sustainable development capabilities in coping with climate change and restoring the ecological environment.

  The Dhafra Solar Power Plant, about 35 kilometers away from Abu Dhabi, is the world's largest single photovoltaic power plant with an installed capacity of 2 GW.

This solar power plant contracted by a Chinese company has recently been connected to the grid for power generation. It will help Abu Dhabi reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2.4 million tons per year and play an important role in the sustainable development of the UAE's energy economy.

  Iraq is one of the most desertified regions in the world.

Statistics show that up to 90% of the country's land area is threatened by desertification, and 45% of the agricultural land is at risk of drought and desertification.

Samad Kamil Ali, an expert from the Iraqi National Commission for Desertification Control, once went to China to learn desertification prevention and control technology.

He brought China's wheat-straw grid sand-fixing method back to Iraq to improve the country's common sand-control methods.

  Guo Jiangwen, a senior researcher at the Environment and Society Department of the Royal Institute of International Studies, pointed out that China has made remarkable progress in renewable energy power generation, electric vehicles, emission reduction and ecological restoration, and China's green, circular and low-carbon development will be significant. Accelerate the global green transformation and contribute to building a community with a shared future for mankind.

  Adhering to the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind, China has left more and more "green footprints" for the world.

The Mombasa-Nairobi Railway in Kenya that allows giraffes to "pass with their heads held high", the "Great Green Wall" shelterbelt in Africa that prevents the Sahara Desert from invading southward, and the construction of the largest photovoltaic power station in East Africa by a Chinese company that does not emit greenhouse gases and alleviate the "power shortage"... One after another, China and foreign countries Cooperation projects to put the concept of protecting the earth into practice.

  Jin Zhen, director of climate change and energy research at Japan's Global Environmental Strategy Research Institute, believes that under the guidance of the concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind, while improving the ecology and developing green energy, China has actively adopted the "Belt and Road" initiative and South-South cooperation. The world provides China's solutions, and it is believed that China's solutions will inject strong momentum into the world's biodiversity conservation and promotion of green development.

Destiny and a New Journey

  Looking back to 2022, the ancient wisdom and rich practices of China's harmonious coexistence with nature are crossing mountains and seas, contributing Chinese strength to the joint construction of a community of life on earth.

  During the World Cup in Qatar, new energy buses from China became the main transportation force for the innovative, sustainable and low-carbon concept of the World Cup.

These buses undertake the task of transporting fans, FIFA officials and media reporters to the stadium.

  Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, said that the development and application of clean energy has effectively slowed down the increase in global carbon emissions this year. "This year, the new energy vehicle industry has developed rapidly. Today, about half of the world's new energy vehicles come from China. , China has played an important role in the field of renewable energy development".

  In Montreal, Canada, after several years of hard work and the last two weeks of "sprinting", under the leadership of the presidency of China, the second phase of the fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the highly anticipated " The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework has made an important contribution to promoting the construction of a global ecological civilization.

  Inge Arnoldson, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, commented that China's performance in promoting global biodiversity conservation is "extraordinary".

"At the international level, China has truly demonstrated its leadership"; at home, China has proposed the concept of ecological civilization construction, and has continuously made great progress in environmental protection. outstanding performance.

  Keep going, and the future can be expected.

China adheres to the harmonious coexistence of man and nature, which will help promote the world's green and low-carbon transformation.

In the new era and new journey, China will join hands with other countries in the world to build a beautiful earth home and seek a future in which man and nature coexist harmoniously.