Xinhua News Agency reporter Ge Chen Zhang Zhongxia Luo Guofang
“Work together to build a beautiful world in which everything is harmonious!”
On September 30, 2020, in front of the huge mural “Jinshanling Morning Light” in the Hebei Hall of the Great Hall of the People, Xi Jinping issued an important initiative to the world.
Thousands of miles away, at the Biodiversity Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the delegates listened attentively; the video signal spread the Chinese initiative all over the world and aroused positive responses all over the world.
“All things grow together without harming each other, and the roads go together without contradiction.” The four seasons intersect, and the sun and the moon rise. Since ancient times, Chinese people have been thinking about the laws of heaven and earth movement when observing nature, and comprehending the philosophy contained therein.
Rooted in the profound background of Chinese traditional culture, it contains a deep insight into the needs of ecological governance, and conveys in-depth thinking on the direction of human civilization. Xi Jinping’s thoughts on ecological civilization are continuously enriched, developed, and sublimated, bringing a transformative practice to the land of the East. Breakthrough progress and landmark achievement that attracted worldwide attention. China‘s practice has created a new form of human civilization and injected “source power” into the construction of global ecological civilization.
This is a picture of a wild giant panda (profile picture) taken by an infrared camera in the Baishuijiang area of the Giant Panda National Park in Gansu. Published by Xinhua News Agency (Photo courtesy of the Baishuijiang National Nature Reserve Administration of Gansu)
The era shook the world first
In December 2015, in the shade of the Zimbabwe Wildlife Rescue Base in southeastern Africa, Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan kindly touched the baby elephant’s nose and fed them food.
These pictures make Roxie Dankwarts, the founder of the rescue base, still fresh in his memory. She said that Xi Jinping is “full of wisdom and leadership.” When Dan Kwarts expressed his interest in China’s “national treasure” pandas, Xi Jinping introduced to her specifically China’s ongoing giant panda breeding program, and mentioned that the area of China’s nature reserves is expanding year by year, and more and more Animals are effectively protected. Today, the number of giant pandas in the wild in China has reached more than 1,800, and the protection level has been reduced from “endangered” to “vulnerable”, which has become a vivid portrayal of the continuous improvement of China‘s ecological environment and the continuous “upgrading” of species protection.
Wild elephants (drone photo) taken in Xiyang Yi Nationality Township, Jinning District, Kunming City, Yunnan Province on June 7.Xinhua News Agency
In recent years, China’s heart-warming stories about protecting nature and protecting biodiversity have continued: Yunnan wild Asian elephant herds have moved northward and returned south under the care of residents along the way, and the critically endangered species Hainan Gibbon has added a new “new”…
Vance Martin, chairman of the Global Wilderness Foundation, said: “The (Chinese) leadership supports local communities, and local communities are willing to take action. Through these efforts, species have been rescued from the brink of extinction.”
“We must protect the ecological environment like protecting our eyes, and treat the ecological environment like life.” Xi Jinping always attaches great importance to ecological protection and deeply cares about the well-being of the people.
In the hinterland of the Yangtze River Delta, Anji, the hometown of bamboo, is surrounded by mountains and the “Big Bamboo Sea”. In 2005, Yucun near the “Dazhuhai” resolutely shut down three lime mines that could generate 3 million yuan in annual profits. When Xi Jinping, then secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee, came to inspect, he spoke highly of this approach at a symposium held in the rudimentary village committee meeting room, and for the first time put forward the important argument that “green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains” for the first time.
“We want green waters and green mountains, but also golden mountains and silver mountains. We prefer green waters and green mountains, not golden mountains and silver mountains, and green mountains are the golden mountains and silver mountains.” In the golden autumn of 2013, starting from Beijing all the way to the west, Xi Jinping came to Kazakhstan. Stan’s Nazarbayev University delivered a speech. This is the first time that Xi Jinping has put forward the “two-mountain theory” that harmonizes protection and development on an international occasion.
The banks of the Erhai Lake, the banks of the Yellow River, and the depths of the Qinling Mountains…Since the Eighteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping has traveled all over China, always emphasizing the importance of environmental protection wherever he goes; in the field of building ecological civilization, Xi Jinping put forward a series of new ideas , New ideas and new strategies, let the world understand the “green code” of a beautiful China.
This is a juvenile group B of Hainan gibbons taken in May 2021. Published by Xinhua News Agency (Photo courtesy of Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park Administration)
A good ecological environment is the most inclusive people’s livelihood and welfare. Under the guidance of Xi Jinping’s thoughts on ecological civilization, China adheres to the development philosophy of “people-centered” to promote environmental governance.
In the view of John Cobb Jr., a member of the National Academy of Humanities, the pursuit of development requires long-term consideration of the future and well-being of all people, not temporary benefits, “and this is Xi Jinping’s concept of ecological civilization development.”
Deqin Ciren, the Asia-Pacific Regional Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, said that China has written the construction of ecological civilization into the constitution and integrated it into the national development policy. This has set a good example and can be used as a model to guide the global strategic direction.
The “Three Norths” Shelterbelt Project was established by the United Nations Environment Program as the “Ecological Economy Demonstration Zone” of the global desert; the builders of Saihanba Forest Farm, Zhejiang Province’s “Thousands of Villages Demonstration, Ten Thousand Villages Renovation” project successively won the United Nations “Earth Defender Award”…
Workers collect data at the Saihanba Mechanical Forest Farm in Hebei Province (photographed on July 12, 2017).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Xiao
The way of all benefits keeps pace with the times. Xi Jinping’s thoughts on ecological civilization have agitated a wider and wider range of ideological resonances:
In 2013, the UNEP Council meeting passed a draft decision to promote the concept of China’s ecological civilization; in 2016, the United Nations Environment Program released the report “Green Water and Green Mountains Are Golden Mountains and Silver Mountains: Strategies and Actions for China‘s Ecological Civilization”; “Green Water The green mountain is the golden mountain and the silver mountain” has become the motto of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Laos…
Eric Solheim, former UN Deputy Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, said that China’s experience in environmental governance can help other countries better solve environmental problems, and “the most important experience is China’s senior leadership. A firm determination and overall plan for environmental governance”.
Great powers are responsible for gathering global forces
In Papua New Guinea, a distant Oceanian country, a kind of “sacred grass” has become a household name: it can fix carbon, green the ground, improve soil erosion, and can replace arboriculture fungi, and solve the “fungi forest” of the development of fungi industry in the past. “Contradictory” problem-this is the Juncao from China.
“I still remember how I felt when I ate the mushrooms for the first time. Compared with the ordinary mushrooms picked in the wild, it tastes more delicious. We are all surprised and think this grass is amazing!” East Highland Province Lu Prisilia, a resident of the French region, said.
While working in Fujian, Xi Jinping personally promoted the implementation of Juncao’s technical assistance project in Papua New Guinea, opening the prelude to the international cooperation in Juncao’s technology.
On December 15, 2020, Lin Yingxing (with a straw hat), the leader of the expert team of the Chinese Aid Papua New Guinea Fungus and Upland Rice Project, gave a lecture at the 9th training course of the China Aid Papua New Guinea Fungus and Upland Rice Technology Project in the East Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea .Xinhua News Agency
Time flies, 20 years after it first landed in Papua New Guinea, this “sacred grass” is bringing greenery and vitality to more places in the world. In Fiji, Juncao technology is hailed as “the new hope of island country agriculture”; in Lesotho, because there is a short time to harvest, farmers call Juncao cultivation of mushrooms as “quick money”; in Rwanda, more than 3,500 poor farmers participated The production of Juncao has now increased the annual income of each household by 1 to 3 times.
In September of this year, Xi Jinping specially sent a congratulatory letter to the 20th anniversary of Juncao’s foreign aid and the International Cooperation Forum for Sustainable Development, praising Juncao’s cooperation for its development goals of “eliminating poverty, promoting employment, using renewable resources, and addressing climate change”.
Chinese Juncao technology has spread to more than 100 countries and regions including the Central African Republic, Fiji, Laos, and Lesotho; the construction of the “Green Great Wall” in Africa is supported by China‘s technology; China‘s technology helps Central Asian countries to “turn wasteland into green”; and many countries in the Middle East Experts come to China to learn the sand fixation method of building oasis in the desert… The experience of China‘s ecological governance led by Xi Jinping’s ecological civilization thought has sowed green seeds around the world.
On June 12, 2018, in Nadi, Fiji, Chinese experts and local employees inspected the growth of mushrooms.Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Yongxing
On September 9, 2020, in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Emmanuel Ahimana harvested edible mushrooms. Ahimana has mastered Juncao technology under the guidance of Chinese experts. Published by Xinhua News Agency (Photo by Cyril Endgeya)
Walid Jabala, professor of economics and financial law at Cairo University in Egypt, said that Xi Jinping’s green development philosophy has also affected countries along the “Belt and Road” initiative, and China is working hard to help these countries achieve sustainable development goals together.
From wildlife protection materials in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia and other countries, to Mongolian “national bear” related protection equipment, from Myanmar’s solar household power generation system and clean stoves to Ethiopia’s micro-satellites… Xi Jinping actively promotes South-South cooperation , Leading China to provide support within its capacity for developing countries to protect biodiversity and respond to climate change.
On January 3, 2021, workers assemble photovoltaic modules on the roof of the Li Decheng Group factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Beginning in 2020, the Chinese-funded garment manufacturer Li Decheng Group will build photovoltaic power plants in its factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, to reduce dependence on traditional energy sources, reduce carbon emissions, and help from the perspective of green development. The Belt and Road Initiative.Xinhua News Agency
Looking out from the Wanghailou on the Moon Mountain at an altitude of 1900 meters, the green sea of Saihanba is full of boundless forests. Half a century ago, Saihanba was still a vast wilderness with no birds and yellow sand covering the sky. Now it is a world of flowers and a sea of forests.
“Saihanba has successfully built millions of acres of artificial forests, creating a model in the history of the world‘s ecological civilization construction.” In August this year, Xi Jinping said during an inspection here, “my country has the largest area of artificial forests in the world. This is a very great achievement. .”
This is a green miracle that can be seen in space. NASA satellite monitoring data show that from 2000 to 2017, China contributed a quarter of the world‘s new green area, ranking first in the world. Of the “China Contributions”, 42% is attributed to large-scale plantation projects.
Wanghailou in the Saihanba Mechanical Forest Farm in Hebei (taken on August 23, UAV photo).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Mou Yu
In recent years, China has continuously put forward new goals on the basis of fulfilling its international obligations with high standards. More and more “China Greens” have added ecological dividends and development dividends to the world.
In September this year, when Xi Jinping attended the general debate of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in video mode, he declared that China will strive to achieve carbon peaks by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. This requires hard work, but we will Go all out. China will vigorously support the development of green and low-carbon energy in developing countries and will no longer build new overseas coal power projects.
China’s solemn commitment has greatly boosted global confidence in responding to climate change. Jin Liqun, President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, said that this is an important step of epoch-making significance, demonstrating China‘s courage and responsibility as a responsible power. The President of the World Economic Forum, Borg Brende, commented that China “does what it says” in areas such as tackling climate change and protecting biodiversity.
“Only by working together, we can effectively deal with global environmental issues such as climate change, marine pollution, biological protection, etc.” “Only by working side by side, can the concept of green development be deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, and the path of global ecological civilization can be steadily and far-reached”…
The series of propositions put forward by Xi Jinping in his important speech at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Expo received warm applause from the audience. Xi Jinping’s proposal of jointly building a beautiful homeland on the earth and building a community with a shared future for mankind has received enthusiastic attention around the world.
China is actively promoting the construction of the “Belt and Road” green development international alliance and the ecological and environmental protection big data service platform, and working with other countries to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Whether it is China-ASEAN environmental cooperation, Lancang River-Mekong environmental cooperation, China-Central and Eastern European countries cooperation, China-Africa environmental cooperation, ecological civilization construction cooperation is an important content.
Take the lead in issuing “China‘s National Plan for Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, establishing China‘s South-South Cooperation Fund for Climate Change, promoting the conclusion of the Paris Agreement to address climate change, and hosting the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations “Convention on Biological Diversity” …
Under the guidance of Xi Jinping’s thoughts on ecological civilization, China firmly practices multilateralism, takes practical actions to promote the improvement of global environmental governance, and demonstrates the mind and responsibility of a responsible power.
Oriental wisdom enlightens the future of civilization
At the beginning of the new year 2017, the Alps were frozen and snow drifting. Geneva brings together hundreds of international organizations and is the most important multilateral diplomatic center in the world except for the United Nations Headquarters in New York. In the Palais des Nations, Xi Jinping delivered a speech “Together to Build a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind”, which is still fresh in the memory of many people.
In his speech, Xi Jinping expounded the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind in a profound, comprehensive and systematic manner, advocating “building a clean and beautiful world.”
These words are like a warm current, setting off an upsurge in the Alps in winter. The website of American diplomats commented that Chinese leaders “outlined China‘s vision for the world” on the UN stage, showing China‘s image of a responsible role in the UN and the world order.
“Looking at the development history of human civilization, the prosperity of ecology leads to the prosperity of civilization, and the decline of ecology leads to the decline of civilization.” Starting from the role of natural ecology in the history of human civilization, Xi Jinping elaborated on the dialectical relationship of coexistence and co-prosperity between the two, in order to deal with the relationship between man and nature. Provide guidance on core concepts.
The future of mankind is facing a difficult debugging hurdle: the earth’s ecological environment is constantly deteriorating, industrial civilization is facing difficulties, and the form of civilization is facing transformation. The challenges are unprecedentedly severe. Various technological, economic and social factors require fundamental reorganization of the entire system.
The international community’s response is clearly fragmented: some developed countries that have the ability to promote change have no intention of giving up the advantage of the long-term accumulation of industrial civilization, trying to enjoy the “excess dividend”; most developing countries that have not caught up with the industrialization dividend are faced with The problem of how to coordinate development and protection has led to a lack of overall strategy and unified structure for the construction of global ecological civilization.
The old road of “pollution first, then treatment” is no longer feasible. Xi Jinping’s words are clear and clear: “We cannot eat ancestors’ meals, cut off the roads of our children and grandchildren, and use destructive methods to engage in development.” “We should follow the principles of the unity of nature and humanity and the principles of nature and seek sustainable development.”
This is an imposition photo. The picture above shows a profile photo of Yu Village, Tianhuangping Town, Anji County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province in the 1980s; the picture below shows: On April 24, 2018, tourists were renovating a new one Visiting Yu Village (photographed by Xinhua News Agency reporter Weng Xinyang).Xinhua News Agency
April 22 is Earth Day. On this day in 2021, Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the Leaders’ Climate Summit in a video format, comprehensively and systematically explaining the concept of a community of human and natural life.
“Human and nature are the community of life”, “jointly build the community of life on earth”, and the concept of “community of life” paints a clear green background for the development and survival of human civilization.
“We must transcend the boundaries of countries, nations, cultures, and ideologies, stand at the height of mankind, promote the construction of a community with a shared future for mankind, and jointly build the earth on which we depend.” On September 23, 2020, Xi Jinping met with the United Nations via video Secretary-General Guterres said when.
Nigel Toppin, a high-level advocate for climate action at the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, interpreted it as follows: “Community of a shared future for mankind” and “ecological civilization” are like poetry to some extent. Language describes economy and science, which is a “unique Chinese gift”.
China has become an important participant, contributor, and leader in the construction of global ecological civilization, and advocates accelerating the construction of an ecological system that respects nature and green development, and jointly builds a clean and beautiful world. The green development that conforms to nature and protects the ecology is showing the development path of human civilization.
Under the guidance of Xi Jinping’s thoughts on ecological civilization, China is cooperating with the world to explore the development direction of new forms of human civilization, and jointly build a beautiful home in harmony with all things. (Reporters involved: Peng Qian, Chen Shan, Zhang Yuliang, Chen Binjie, Guo Shuang, Bai Lin, Chen Chen, Wu Danni, Wang Ping)
In Zhushan Village, Longshan Street, Changxing County, Zhejiang Province, cleaning staff conduct daily river care inspections (taken on April 9, 2020, drone photo).Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Xu Yu