Xi Jinping attended and delivered a keynote speech at the 15th Summit of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Emphasis on upholding the concept of ecological civilization and jointly building a community of life on earth
Start a new journey of human high-quality development
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 12. President Xi Jinping attended the 15th Conference of the Parties Leaders Summit of the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Kunming in Kunming on the afternoon of the 12th and delivered a keynote speech.
On the afternoon of October 12, President Xi Jinping attended the 15th Conference of the Parties Leaders Summit of the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Kunming and delivered a keynote speech.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xueren
Xi Jinping pointed out that biodiversity makes the earth full of vitality and is also the basis for human survival and development. Protecting biodiversity helps maintain the earth’s homeland and promote the sustainable development of mankind. The 15th Conference of the Parties to the Kunming Convention on Biological Diversity sets goals and clear paths for future global biodiversity conservation, which is of great significance. The international community should strengthen cooperation, think in one heart and act in one direction, and build a community of life on earth.
Xi Jinping emphasized that man and nature should coexist harmoniously. We must respect nature, conform to nature, protect nature, and build an earth home where man and nature coexist harmoniously. Green water and green mountains are Jinshan Yinshan. A good ecological environment is not only natural wealth, but also economic wealth, which is related to the potential and stamina of economic and social development. We must accelerate the formation of a green development model, promote a win-win situation for economic development and environmental protection, and build a home for the earth in which the economy and the environment advance together. The new crown pneumonia epidemic has cast a shadow on global development. Faced with the dual tasks of restoring the economy and protecting the environment, we must strengthen unity and overcome difficulties together, so that development results and good ecology will benefit the people of all countries more and more equitably, and build a home for the common development of all countries in the world.
Xi Jinping emphasized that we are in an era full of challenges and hopes. For our common future, we must go hand in hand to start a new journey of high-quality human development.
First, to coordinate the relationship between man and nature, guided by the construction of ecological civilization. It is necessary to resolve the contradictions brought about by industrial civilization, limit human activities to the limit that the ecological environment can withstand, and carry out integrated protection and systematic management of mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, and sands.
Second, drive the green transformation to help global sustainable development. It is necessary to establish a green and low-carbon circular economy system, transform ecological advantages into development advantages, and make green water and green mountains produce huge benefits. Strengthen green international cooperation and share the fruits of green development.
Third, promote social fairness and justice with the welfare of the people as the center. We must keep in mind the people’s yearning for a better life, and achieve a multi-faceted win-win situation, such as protecting the environment, developing the economy, creating jobs, and eliminating poverty, and enhance the sense of gain, happiness, and security of the people of all countries.
Fourth, maintain a fair and reasonable international governance system based on international law. We must practice true multilateralism, and effectively abide by and implement international rules. The establishment of new environmental protection goals should balance ambition and pragmatism to make the global environmental governance system more fair and reasonable.
Xi Jinping pointed out that China’s ecological civilization construction has achieved remarkable results. China will continue to promote the construction of ecological civilization, unswervingly implement the new development concepts of innovation, coordination, green, openness, and sharing, and build a beautiful China.
Xi Jinping announced that China will take the lead in investing 1.5 billion yuan to establish the Kunming Biodiversity Fund to support biodiversity conservation in developing countries. China calls on and welcomes all parties to contribute to the fund.
Xi Jinping pointed out that in order to strengthen the protection of biodiversity, China is accelerating the construction of a natural reserve system with national parks as the main body. The area is included in the national park system. In order to promote the achievement of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals, China will successively release key areas and industries carbon peaking implementation plans and a series of support and safeguard measures to build a carbon peaking and carbon neutral “1+N” policy system. China will continue to promote the adjustment of industrial structure and energy structure, vigorously develop renewable energy, and accelerate the planning and construction of large-scale wind power photovoltaic base projects in deserts, Gobi and desert areas.
Xi Jinping finally emphasized that people live up to the green hills, and green hills will definitely live up to others. Ecological civilization is the historical trend of the development of human civilization. Let us join hands, uphold the concept of ecological civilization, stand at the height of being responsible for future generations, and jointly build a community of life on the earth, and jointly build a clean and beautiful world!
The 15th Conference of the Parties Leaders Summit of the Convention on Biological Diversity was held in Kunming on October 12 in a combined online and offline manner. United Nations Secretary-General Guterres, Russian President Putin, Egyptian President Sisi, and Turkish President Erdogan, French President Macron, Costa Rica President Alvarado, Kyrgyzstan President Zaparov, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Malappe, and British Crown Prince Charles attended the event via video.