General Secretary Xi announced: my country's total installed capacity of wind power and solar power will reach 1.2 billion kilowatts by 2030!
On December 12, President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech titled "Continuing the past and opening a new journey of global response to climate change" through a video at the Climate Ambition Summit, announcing a series of new measures for China's national independent contributions. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Ju Peng
Xi Jinping delivers an important speech at the Climate Ambition Summit
Advocate to create a new situation of climate governance with win-win cooperation, form a new system of climate governance that all can do their best, and adhere to new ideas for climate governance of green recovery
Announced a series of new measures for China's national independent contribution
On the 12th, President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech entitled "Continuing the past and opening a new journey of global response to climate change" through a video at the Climate Ambition Summit, announcing a series of new measures for China's national independent contributions.
Xi Jinping emphasized that five years ago, leaders of various countries used the greatest political determination and wisdom to promote the conclusion of the Paris Agreement to address climate change. In the past five years, the "Paris Agreement" has entered the implementation stage and has received extensive support and participation from the international community. At present, the international pattern is evolving rapidly, the new crown pneumonia epidemic has triggered a deep reflection on the relationship between man and nature, and the future of global climate governance has attracted more attention.
Xi Jinping put forward a three-point proposal.
First, unite as one to create a new situation in climate governance featuring win-win cooperation. Faced with the challenge of climate change, mankind shares a common destiny. China welcomes all countries to support the Paris Agreement and make greater contributions to combating climate change.
Second, boost ambitions and form a new system of climate governance that does its best. Countries should follow the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and strengthen actions to the greatest extent based on their national conditions and capabilities. Developed countries should earnestly increase the provision of funds, technology, and capacity building support to developing countries.
Third, strengthen confidence and adhere to the new idea of green recovery in climate governance. Vigorously advocate green and low-carbon production and lifestyles, and seek development opportunities and motivation from green development.
Xi Jinping emphasized that China has made important contributions to reaching the Paris Agreement to address climate change and is an active practitioner of the implementation of the Paris Agreement. China has announced that it will increase its national independent contribution. I would like to further announce that by 2030, China’s carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP will drop by more than 65% compared to 2005, and non-fossil energy will account for about 25% of primary energy consumption. The forest stock volume will increase by 6 billion cubic meters compared with 2005, and the total installed capacity of wind power and solar power will reach 1.2 billion kilowatts. China has always kept its promises and will be guided by new development concepts to promote a comprehensive green transformation of economic and social development while promoting high-quality development, implement the above goals down-to-earth, and make greater contributions to the global response to climate change.
Xi Jinping finally emphasized, “The sky does not speak at all, but all things live.” The earth is the common and only home of mankind. Let us carry forward the past and move forward side by side, help the "Paris Agreement" to be stable and long-term, and start a new journey of global response to climate change!
The Climate Ambition Summit was initiated by the United Nations and relevant countries to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, further mobilize the international community to strengthen climate action and advance multilateral processes.