The Chinese ambassador to the UK wrote: China has kept its promise on climate change and achieved remarkable results
Beijing, October 27 (Xinhua) according to the website of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, on October 27, 2021, the website of the guardian, the mainstream British newspaper, published an article signed by Zheng Zeguang, Chinese ambassador to the UK, on the topic of “China’s commitment to climate change and remarkable results”, introducing China’s policy position on dealing with climate change. The full text is as follows:
the 26th conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change (cop26) hosted by the UK is about to be held. I heard some people express concerns about whether China can fulfill its emission reduction commitments, It is believed that without China’s real participation and greater contribution, cop26 and global efforts to deal with climate change will be difficult to succeed. I think if you have enough knowledge of China, you will know that China is serious about reducing carbon emissions and achieving green development. China will do what it says. The above concerns are superfluous</ P>
first, the concept of “beautiful scenery of green hills and water is the Golden Mountain” by President Xi Jinping has become the consensus of China’s whole society. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the construction of ecological civilization has been listed as the “five in one” overall layout together with economic construction, political construction, social construction and cultural construction, and its priority has been determined from the guiding ideology of the ruling party
Second, last year, China announced the “double carbon” goal, that is, to strive to achieve carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutralization by 2060. Last month, at the general debate of the 76th UN General Assembly, President Xi reiterated these goals and announced that China would not build any new overseas coal power projects. At the just concluded leaders’ summit of the 15th Conference of the parties to the Convention on biological diversity (COP15), President Xi further put forward four major policy proposals for the protection of biodiversity (i.e. coordinating the relationship between man and nature under the guidance of ecological civilization construction; promoting global sustainable development driven by green transformation; promoting social equity and justice centered on people’s well-being; and maintaining a fair and reasonable international governance system based on international law), advocating the common construction of a community of life on earth. Under the leadership of China, the Kunming declaration It has been approved. China has also initiated the establishment of the Kunming biodiversity fund and provided the first batch of 1.5 billion yuan of start-up funds. All these reflect the determination and determination of China’s top leaders to protect the ecology and deal with climate change.
Third, people familiar with China’s political system know that once the CPC Central Committee and top leaders determine major issues and put forward policy objectives, they will be successful It will be included in the National Development master plan and become an operational action plan, which has been effectively implemented by all localities and departments. This is how China’s development miracle has been achieved 72 years since the founding of new China. In fact, China has exceeded the 2020 climate action goal ahead of schedule. By the end of 2020, the carbon intensity will be about 48% lower than that in 2005, and non fossil energy accounts for the proportion of primary energy consumption It weighs about 16%. China is building a “1 + n” to achieve carbon peak and carbon neutralization Policy system, and a series of policy measures will be taken in several major areas. China has launched the online trading of the world’s largest carbon market, is promoting the construction of the world’s largest nuclear power, and is accelerating the planning and construction of large-scale wind power photovoltaic base projects in deserts, Gobi and desert areas. The first phase of the project with an installed capacity of about 100 million KW has been started in an orderly manner recently.
Fourth, from China is one belt, one road to China’s “South China cooperation”. One belt, one road, was launched in the construction of green action initiative, which promoted green infrastructure, green energy, green transportation and green finance. In 2020, renewable energy investment accounted for China’s “one belt and one road”. The proportion of China’s total investment has increased from 38% in 2019 to 57%. China will continue to vigorously support the green and low-carbon development of energy in developing countries.
the international community must recognize that, as a large developing country with a population of more than 1.4 billion and still in the process of industrialization and urbanization, China’s goal of national independent contribution to the global response to climate change and the policies and measures it has taken are indeed inappropriate Yi. China’s self imposed pressure is not only to achieve its own sustainable development and benefit its people, but also to make a significant contribution to the global efforts to protect the ecology and deal with climate change. As a developed country that has been industrialized for hundreds of years and has left a large number of historical debts, it should make greater contributions to pollution control and human environment protection, rather than blindly to China and other developing countries China is ready to work with the UK to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries, strengthen communication and coordination between COP15 and cop26, support cop26 to achieve positive results and promote the full, effective and sustainable implementation of the Paris Agreement.
all parties should adhere to the principles and requirements of the Convention and its Paris Agreement and complete the Paris Agreement The negotiation of the detailed rules for implementation, especially the article 6 market mechanism, is an important goal to promote positive progress on adaptation, finance and other issues of concern to developing countries. We should adhere to the principles of common but differentiated responsibilities, fairness and respective capabilities. Developed countries should and must take the lead in significantly reducing emissions, which is the key to achieving global net zero emissions at an early date. Developed countries should also We will significantly increase our support to developing countries in terms of funding, technology and capacity-building, avoid setting up green trade barriers and help them accelerate their green and low-carbon transformation. We should focus on implementation and enhance international mutual trust, especially the commitment made by developed countries a few years ago to provide $100 billion a year to developing countries by 2020. All countries should keep their word and act with results China and the UK are both countries with important international influence and should do more to human development and progress. China and the UK have great potential for cooperation in protecting biodiversity and combating climate change. We should work with the international community to strengthen policy dialogue, policy coordination and practical cooperation in the fields of green development and ecological protection, Benefit the two peoples and promote the construction of a community of life on earth