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The Chinese President Calls For a New Approach to “Climate Governance” and Pledges New Climate Commitments

SCBC Team – Riyadh

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on the international community to contribute more to confronting global climate challenges, to provide more support for the “Paris Climate Agreement”, and to achieve new progress for “climate governance” based on uniting ranks and green recovery, pledging at the same time With China’s commitment to making more environmentally friendly contributions and commitments for the year 2030.

In a videoconference to the “Climate Ambition Summit”, hosted by the United Nations with the participation of about 75 heads and leaders of world countries, President Ping warned that the international scene is developing more rapidly and that the emerging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) causes Profound implications for the relationship between man and nature, presenting 3 proposals in this context related to climate governance, namely: “Uniting ranks, achieving new progress in this governance characterized by cooperation and profit for all, enhancing ambition, and strengthening a new climate governance structure, in which developed countries work to expand The scope of support provided to developing countries in finance, technology and capacity building, in addition to enhancing confidence, and adopting a new approach to this governance, focusing on green recovery, and encouraging green and low-carbon ways of life and production.

The Chinese President affirmed that his country has important contributions to the adoption of the Paris Climate Agreement and that it has made active efforts in implementing it, noting that last September it announced an increase in the nationally determined contributions and taking more robust measures and policies in this regard.

He pledged that China will make some additional commitments to meet the global climate challenges of 2030, by working to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by 65% ​​compared to 2005 levels, and to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption by about 25%, and the size of the stock. Forestry at a rate of 6 billion cubic meters compared to 2005 levels, and the total installed capacity of wind and solar energy to more than 1.2 billion kilowatts.

The Chinese president stressed that his country always respects its commitments guided by its new development philosophy, indicating that it will promote a more environmentally friendly economic and social development in all aspects while striving for high-quality development, calling on the international community to build on previous achievements and joint work to make steady progress in implementing Paris Agreement, launching a new journey for global climate action.