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Voice of China Vol.1—— China's Ideas on Biodiversity Protection
2021-10-21 17:15


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China's Ideas on

Biodiversity Protection

On the afternoon of October 12, 2021, President Xi Jinping attended the Leaders' Summit of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) held in Kunming via video link and delivered a keynote speech.

Xi Jinping pointed out that biodiversity makes Earth full of vigor and vitality and lays the foundation for human survival and development. Protecting biodiversity helps protect Earth, our common homeland, and contributes to humanity's sustainable development. This COP15 has great significance. It will identify targets and pathways for global biodiversity protection in the future. In this context, the international community must enhance cooperation, build consensus and pool strength to build a community of all life on Earth.

Xi Jinping stressed that we are living in an era both fraught with challenges and full of hopes. For the sake of our common future, we need to join hands and start a new journey of high-quality development for humanity.

· First, we shall take the development of ecological civilization as our guide to coordinate the relationship between man and Nature.

· Second, we shall let green transition drive our efforts to facilitate global sustainable development.

· Third, we shall concentrate on bettering peoples well-being to promote social equity and justice.

· Fourth, we shall take international law as the basis to uphold a fair and equitable international governance system.


China's Efforts on

Biodiversity Protection

1. Establish a Kunming Biodiversity Fund

Xi Jinping announced China's initiative to establish a Kunming Biodiversity Fund and take the lead by investing 1.5 billion yuan to support biodiversity protection in developing countries. China also calls for and welcomes contributions from other parties to the fund.


2. Establish a protected areas system 

China has officially designated its first group of national parks that includes the  Three-River-Source National Park, the Giant Panda National Park, the Northeast China Tiger and Leopard National Park, the Hainan Tropical Forests National Park, and the Wuyishan National Park. The protected land area is 230,000 square kilometers and they cover nearly 30 percent of the key terrestrial wildlife species found in China. In the meantime, acting by the principle of striking a balance between on-site and translocation conservation, China has started building a system of national botanical gardens in places like Beijing and Guangzhou.

3. Release implementation plans for peaking carbon dioxide

To achieve its carbon peak and neutrality targets, China will release implementation plans for peaking carbon dioxide emissions in key areas and sectors as well as a series of supporting measures, and will put in place a 1+N policy framework for carbon peak and carbon neutrality. China will continue to readjust its industrial structure and energy mix, vigorously develop renewable energy, and make faster progress in planning and developing large wind power and photovoltaic bases in sandy areas, rocky areas and deserts. The first phase of projects with an installed capacity of approximately 100 million kilowatts have recently started construction in a smooth fashion


Let us join hands, follow the philosophy of ecological civilization and shoulder our responsibility for future generations. Let us make joint efforts to build a community of all life on Earth, and a clean and beautiful world for us all.




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