On December 12th, China’s President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the Climate Ambition Summit announcing a series of new measures for China’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The Climate Ambition Summit, co-convened by the United Nations and relevant countries, aims to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, further mobilize the international community to strengthen climate action, and advance the multilateral process.
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 landscape is evolving rapidly, the new corona 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 emphasized that China has made important contributions to fulfill the Paris Agreement and is an active practitioner of implementing it. China has announced that it will increase its national independent contribution. China will be guided by new development concepts to promote a comprehensive green transformation of economic and social development while also promoting high-quality development and implement the above goals.
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