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China is global leader in green economy

2019-10-24 03:19

On 24 October, the Third Committee of the 74th UN General Assembly held an interactive dialogue with UN Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, David R. Boyd.

Liu Hua, Special Representative for Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, said that Climate change is a common challenge facing all countries in the world. All parties should discuss and solve problems under the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, abide by the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities", equity and respective capabilities, and take into account the development needs and special national conditions of developing countries, help developing countries improve their ability to address climate change.

As the largest developing country, China faces the arduous development tasks of eliminating poverty and improving people's livelihood. China is practicing a new concept of green development, advocating green, low-carbon, recycling, sustainable production and lifestyle, strengthening ecological and environmental cooperation, and building ecological civilization. At the same time, China firmly supports multilateralism and the "Paris Agreement". We have been fulfilling our international responsibilities in line with our own development stage and national conditions, adopted a series of policy and measures to address climate change, and completed the 2020 carbon emission reduction target ahead of schedule. China's contribution to global climate governance is evident. China is willing to continue to work hand in hand with the international community to constructively engaged in global climate governance and promote the full and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.

UN Special Rapporteur Mr. David R. Boyd highly appreciates the leading role China has been playing in economic transformation, the development and application of new energy, and the global endeavor to address climate change. China’s solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles are on top of the world, Boyd said, and this fully demonstrates the enormous potential of the green economy.

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