BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted the importance of consolidating anti-pollution achievements, as the nation has entered a crucial period in advancing ecological civilization in the 14th Five-Year Plan period with a focus on reducing carbon emissions.
Xi stressed targeted, scientific and law-based measures in the fight against pollution while presiding over the the 21st meeting of the central committee for deepening overall reform.
The meeting called for more efforts in advancing the nation’s anti-pollution fight, and focusing closely on key areas and links related to pollution prevention and control and solving prominent ecological problems that affect people’s lives.
Xi has been paying close attention to ecological and environmental issues, stressing pollution prevention and control, as well as advancing green development on many occasions. The following are some highlights of his previous remarks in this regard.
April 20, 2021
When addressing the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021, Xi called for efforts to strengthen cooperation on green infrastructure, green energy and green finance.
Xi also called for improving the BRI (Belt and Road Initiative) International Green Development Coalition, the Green Investment Principles for the BRI Development and other multilateral cooperation platforms “to make green a defining feature of Belt and Road cooperation.”
April 16, 2021
At a video summit with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Xi said that he always advocates building a community with a shared future for humanity and stands ready to strengthen cooperation with France and Germany on addressing climate change.
He said it is extremely challenging for China to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, but China will deliver on its promise.
Xi said China has included carbon peaking and carbon neutrality in its overall plan for ecological conservation, and promoted the development of a green and low-carbon circular economy in an all-round way.