Xi Jinping’s remarks on enhancing global cooperation on ecological civilization – Xinhua

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 1, 2021 shows a national forest park in Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County, southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality. (Photo by Ran Chuan/Xinhua)

Over the past decade, China has advanced its economy’s green transition under the leadership of President Xi Jinping’s Ecological Civilization Thought, which stems from the Chinese perception, or reflection, of the relationship between human and nature.

BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhua) — People around the world are expected to turn off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time on Saturday to mark Earth Hour 2022, an environmental movement calling for global solidarity to protect Mother Nature.

With the theme “Shaping Our Future”, this year’s event aims to inspire people to take concrete action for a better future for the planet.

Over the past decade, China has advanced its economy’s green transition under the leadership of President Xi Jinping’s Ecological Civilization Thought, which stems from the Chinese perception, or reflection, of the relationship between human and nature.

On several occasions, Xi has expounded on his philosophy which also emphasizes promoting international cooperation for an environmentally friendly world.

Here are some highlights of his remarks.

October 30, 2021

Addressing the 16th G20 Leaders’ Summit via video link, Xi urged developed countries to lead by example in reducing emissions.

Developed countries must fully take into account the special challenges and concerns of developing countries, meet their climate finance commitments and provide technology, capacity building and other forms of support to developing countries, said Mr. xi.

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 1, 2021 shows the scenery along the Fenhe River in Taiyuan, north China’s Shanxi Province. (Xinhua/Cao Yang)

October 12, 2021

In his keynote speech at the leaders’ summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, known as COP15, Xi stressed the importance of international coordination in promoting civilization. ecological.

“We should strengthen solidarity to overcome difficulties and enable people of all countries to benefit more and more equitably from development results and a healthy environment, so as to build a homeland of common development for all countries” , Xi said.

“If we humanity don’t fail nature, nature won’t fail us,” he said. “Ecological civilization represents the development trend of human civilization.”

September 21, 2021

In his speech during the general debate of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Xi reiterated the need to achieve harmonious coexistence between the human race and nature.

“We must improve global environmental governance, actively respond to climate change and create a community of life for people and nature. We must accelerate the transition to a green and low-carbon economy and achieve a recovery and a green development,” he said.

China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy, and will not build new overseas coal-fired power projects, the Chinese president said.

Aerial photo taken on Oct. 1, 2021 shows the scenery along the Fenhe River in Taiyuan, north China’s Shanxi Province. (Xinhua/Cao Yang)

April 20, 2021

At the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia’s 2021 annual conference, Xi called for efforts to boost cooperation on green infrastructure, green energy and green finance.

Xi also called for improving the International Coalition for Green Development of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Principles of Green Investment for Development of the BRI and other multilateral cooperation platforms. “to make green a defining feature of the Belt and Road cooperation.”

December 30, 2020

During a video conference with European Union leaders, Xi urged China and Europe to “fully play their high-level dialogue mechanism on environment and climate, and support each other in the process.” organization of international conferences on biodiversity, climate change and environmental conservation”. nature.”

September 30, 2020

During his speech at the UN Biodiversity Summit, Xi called on all parties to adhere to ecological civilization and step up the drive to build a beautiful world, saying biodiversity affects people’s well-being. humanity and constitutes the very basis of the human race. to survive and thrive.

China is willing to share with all parties its experience in biodiversity governance and ecological progress, he added.