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President Xi Jinping's Special Representative Wang Yi Attends the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit
2019/09/24

On September 23, 2019 local time, President Xi Jinping's special representative, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit at the UN Headquarters in New York, the United States. UN Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres chaired the Summit.

Wang Yi said in his speech, climate change is a common challenge to all countries. To jointly tackle this challenge and protect the planet we all call home will be a journey critical to the future and destiny of humankind. We need to be determined to win the fight, be prepared to take sustained actions and be committed to cooperation. We must honor our commitments, follow through on the Paris Agreement and its implementation guidelines, and see to it that both this Summit and the COP25 produce positive outcomes. We must make sure that our climate actions are mutually reinforcing with our socio-economic endeavors, and realize a transformation toward green and low-carbon development in the process of accelerating development. We must uphold multilateralism. In particular, it is important that we follow the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities" and other principles to help developing countries build preparedness.

Wang Yi expressed, as a responsible member of the international community, China honors its words and keeps taking actions on climate change. China has acted on the new development philosophy and is following a path of green, low-carbon and sustainable development. China will faithfully fulfill our obligations under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement, and realize as scheduled its nationally determined contribution targets submitted to the UNFCCC secretariat. We will continue to promote joint building of a green Belt and Road and mobilize stronger support for international cooperation against climate change.

Wang Yi said, China values ecological progress. As the co-leader of Nature-Based Solutions, China, through collaborating with many other countries and international organizations, has proposed over 150 initiatives, and collected over 30 best practices in forest carbon sink, and bio-diversity protection. We have brought a deeper insight into the relations between man and nature, and provided new measures for the global fight against climate change and fresh support for the Sustainable Development Goals. By working together as one and in the same direction, we will build a clean and beautiful world where we enjoy shared prosperity and shared future.

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