Xi Jinping stressed that novel coronavirus pneumonia summit and the great economic recovery of the United Nations were held at the 75th anniversary time of the UNs establishment. The United Nations held a summit on biodiversity. We discussed the important issue of protecting biodiversity and promoting sustainable development. This is of practical and far-reaching significance.
Xi Jinping pointed out that at present, the speed of global species extinction is accelerating, and the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems pose a major risk to human survival and development. The novel coronavirus pneumonia tells us that man and nature are the common destiny. We should make concerted efforts to protect and develop in the process of development, and build a harmonious and beautiful home for all things.
Xi Jinping made 4 suggestions.
First, adhere to ecological civilization and enhance the power to build a beautiful world. Biodiversity is an important basis for human survival and development. Ecological prosperity leads to civilization. From the height of being responsible for human civilization, we should respect nature, comply with nature and protect nature, explore the road 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.
Second, we should adhere to multilateralism and unite the forces of global environmental governance. International treaties, such as the Convention on biological diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change and its Paris Agreement, are the legal basis of relevant environmental governance and the important achievements of multilateral cooperation, which are widely supported and participated by all parties. It is not right for all countries to join hands in the face of global common destiny. We should firmly safeguard the international system with the United Nations as the core, safeguard the dignity and authority of international rules, and enhance the level of global environmental governance.
The third is to maintain green development and cultivate high-quality economic vitality after the epidemic. We should take a long-term view, maintain determination, and adhere to green, inclusive and sustainable development. It is necessary to seek development opportunities from the protection of nature and realize the win-win situation of ecological environment protection and high-quality economic development.
Fourth, enhance the sense of responsibility and enhance the action ability to deal with environmental challenges. Developed countries and developing countries are in different stages of development, and there are differences in historical responsibility and practical ability in environmental issues. We should adhere to the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and take into account the concerns of developing countries in terms of capital, technology and capacity-building. We should earnestly fulfill our promises and implement our goals.
Xi Jinping stressed that China guided the development of ecological civilization and put the ecological civilization construction in a prominent position and took effective policy actions. In the past 10 years, the growth area of forest resources has exceeded 70 million hectares, ranking first in the world. For a long time and large-scale control of desertification and desertification, effective protection and restoration of wetlands, the collection and preservation of biogenetic resources ranks first in the world. 90% of the terrestrial ecosystem types and 85% of the key wildlife populations have been effectively protected. China has actively participated in global environmental governance, earnestly fulfilled the obligations of climate change, biodiversity and other environmental related treaties, and has completed the targets related to climate change and the establishment of nature reserves in 2020 ahead of schedule. China will adhere to the concept of a community of shared future for mankind, be willing to assume international responsibilities commensurate with Chinas development level, enhance national independent contribution, adopt more effective policies and measures, strive to achieve the peak of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, and make greater efforts and contributions to achieve the goals set by the Paris Agreement on climate change Offer.
Xi Jinping finally stressed that China will hold the fifteenth conference of the parties to the Convention on biological diversity next year in Kunming. I welcome you to come to Kunming next year to discuss the global biodiversity conservation plan. Lets start from this summit and work together to build a harmonious and beautiful world for all things!