Commentator of Build a Community of Life on Earth Together

2021-10-14: [Article Link]. 2021, October 11-15, the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the parties to the di shi wu meeting of the first phase in Kunming, Yunnan province held. More than 5000 representatives from more than 140 Parties and more than 30 international institutions and organizations have gone to the "Spring City Covenant" through the combination of online and offline ways to jointly visit the biodiversity conservation plan. President Xi Jinping attended the leaders' summit by video on the afternoon of the 12th and delivered a keynote speech. President Xi Jinping pointed out that it is of great significance for the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Kunming Convention on Biological Diversity to set goals and clear paths for future global biodiversity conservation. The international community should strengthen cooperation, think in one place and work hard to build a community of life on Earth. "All things have their own life, and each has its own support." Biodiversity makes the earth full of vitality and is also the basis for human survival and development. Protecting biodiversity helps to maintain the Earth's homeland and promote sustainable human development. With population growth and the expansion of human economic activities, global biodiversity is facing serious threats. The global assessment report released by the United Nations in May 2019 pointed out that human activities have changed the 75% terrestrial environment, 66% marine environment has been affected, and the global 1/4 species are under threat of extinction. To seize the window of time and reverse the damage suffered by nature, we can only rely on all countries to unite to build a community of life on the Earth and protect the home of the earth on which mankind depends. As a large developing country, China is facing the arduous task of promoting more balanced and full development. It has made unremitting efforts to protect biodiversity and fully demonstrated its good image as a responsible power. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, under the guidance of Xi Jinping's thoughts on ecological civilization, China has adhered to ecological priority and green development, raised biodiversity protection as a national strategy, and continuously improved laws, regulations and policy systems; combine biodiversity protection with poverty alleviation and development, and rural revitalization, explore new ways of achieving a win-win situation for the protection of biological diversity and poverty alleviation; Continue to increase efforts to combat and rectify crimes involving biodiversity; A number of major ecological protection projects have been implemented in the fields of wetlands, forests, rivers, deserts and other fields, and the results have been remarkable; The overall promotion of social equity and ecological equity has been carried out extensively throughout the country. China not only earnestly fulfills its international responsibilities, but also carries out in-depth international exchanges and cooperation, vigorously promotes global biodiversity governance, and uses multilateral cooperation mechanisms such as the "Belt and Road" and "South-South Cooperation, provide support to developing countries within their capacity. Through unremitting efforts, China's Aichi Goals (2011-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation Goals) have achieved positive results. Among the 20 Aichi Goals, 3 of the 20 Aichi Goals have progressed beyond expectations, 13 goals crucial progress, 4 goals achieved achievements. The overall situation of China's "Aichi Target" implementation is better than the global average. Building a community of life on Earth is the common dream of mankind. In the face of the challenges of the ecological environment, mankind is a community with a shared future that is both prosperous and damaged. No country can stand alone. The global outbreak of new coronary pneumonia has once again warned us that man and nature are a community of destiny. Only by working hand in hand, adhering to multilateralism, adhering to common but differentiated responsibilities, building the foundation of ecological civilization and taking the road of green development, can the international community achieve sustainable economic and social development. At the leaders' summit, President Xi Jinping clearly proposed to "build an earth home where man and nature live in harmony" and "build an earth home where economy and environment work together", "Building an Earth home for the common development of all countries in the world", advocating "guided by the construction of ecological civilization, coordinating the relationship between man and nature", "driven by green transformation to help global sustainable development", "Focusing on the well-being of the people and promoting social fairness and justice" and "maintaining a fair and reasonable international governance system based on international law" are profound revelations of the harmonious coexistence of man and nature, it is a profound grasp of the green water and green mountains, which are golden mountains and silver mountains, and a deep insight into the need to promote common development and build a community with a shared future for mankind under common challenges, clear the direction and path for the joint construction of the Earth life community. We must be deeply in awe of nature, respect nature, conform to nature, protect nature, accelerate the formation of a green development mode, promote a win-win situation for economic development and environmental protection, strengthen unity and overcome difficulties together, let development results and good ecology more and more equitably benefit the people of all countries. The universe has only one earth, and human beings share a homeland. Let us seek the way of harmonious coexistence between man and nature, build a prosperous, clean and beautiful world, and jointly take good care of the Earth home on which mankind depends.

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