The Earth is our shared home. We may follow the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind and pitch in to tackle climate and other environmental challenges and protect the blue planet.
We could strengthen our response to climate change. The G20 should continue to take the lead in tackling climate change. We need to follow the guidance of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and push for the full and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. Not long ago, I announced China's initiative to scale up its nationally determined contributions and strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. China will honor its commitment and see the implementation through.
China applauds Saudi Arabia's initiative on Circular Carbon Economy, and supports the shift to low-carbon energy in the post-COVID era to achieve the goal of Sustainable Energy for All. China has put in place the world's biggest clean energy system and has led the world in the output and sales of new energy vehicles for five years running. Under the recommendations for formulating China's 14th Five-Year Development Plan and the Long-Range Goals for 2035, China will pursue clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient use of energy and accelerate the growth of new energy and green industries to promote greener economic and social development in all respects.
(Source: Extract from Xi Jinping's speech at Leaders' Side Event on Safeguarding Planet of G20 Riyadh Summit, November 22, 2020.)
This episode is presented by Luo Laiming.