There is a very close inter-dependent relationship between humans and environments. Surroundings impact human behavior, mood, and health, ultimately resulting in his or her productivity, efficiency, and performance. A healthy mind exists in a healthy body, and a healthy body exists in healthy environments. Environments are no restriction of geographical borders among countries and nations. Pollution in one country may cause damage to other neighboring nations, without getting any permission.
Climate change and biodiversity are the major challenges in today’s world. Industrialization, carbon emission, and solid waste are growing issues in most countries. Developed nations have resources to address such challenges to some extent, but, developing nations and underdeveloped countries are more vulnerable and exposed to the dangers of climate change.
Climate change is our common enemy and only collective efforts can address and overcome it. Unfortunately, some nations, during the course of economic developments, ignored environmental aspects and damaged the environment to the extent that it is hazardous for them as well as regional and global communities. It is time to rectify the situation and developed nations must lead in this direction. They have technologies, and resources to rectify the damaged environments.
China is a responsible nation and understands its global obligations. China has emerged as a global power and possesses the capabilities to contribute to addressing environmental issues. China possesses the technologies, and sufficient resources to rectify the environment.
Recently, President Xi Jin Ping, in his Keynote Speech, at the Leaders’ Summit of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties To the Convention on Biological Diversity, held on 12 October 2021, proposed the following:
First, we shall take the development of ecological civilization as our guide to coordinate the relationship between man and Nature. We need to solve the problems brought by industrial civilization, keep human activities within the limits of the ecology and environment, and carry out holistic conservation and systematic governance of mountains, rivers, forests, farmlands, lakes, grasslands, and deserts.
Second, we shall let the green transition drive our efforts to facilitate global sustainable development. We need to build a green, low-carbon, and circular economic system, translate ecological strengths into development strengths and bring out the great benefit that green mountains and clear waters can offer. We also need to step up green international cooperation and share the fruits of green development among all countries.
Third, we shall concentrate on bettering people’s well-being to promote social equity and justice. We need to keep in mind the people’s aspiration for a better life, pursue win-win results in environmental protection, economic development, job creation, poverty alleviation, and other endeavors, and increase the sense of fulfillment, happiness, and security of people in all countries.
Fourth, we shall take international law as the basis to uphold a fair and equitable international governance system. We need to practice true multilateralism, and effectively honor and implement international rules, which are not to be exploited or discarded at one’s own will. The new environmental protection targets we set need to be ambitious on the one hand and pragmatic and balanced on the other, so as to make the global environmental governance system fairer and more equitable.
It is desired that all developed countries, may follow China and come forward with appropriate solutions. As they have resources and it is their moral obligation to contribute due to the share of their responsibilities. Only, the collective efforts, we may save our earth, humankind, and Biodiversity.
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