China’s green transformation benefits the world: Expert

2022-05-16 0 By

As the world’s second largest economy and a leader in renewable energy, China’s green transformation will benefit the rest of the world, ANI Dasgupta, president and CEO of the World Resources Institute, said in an article in China Daily on April 2.Climate change is affecting the world, and tackling it is urgent. Will 2022 be the turning point for climate action?In 2021, many countries, cities and companies pledged to reduce carbon emissions and decarbonize in order to reach the 1.5C temperature target.Up to now, 155 countries have submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCS), 83 countries have announced net zero emission targets, the G7 has pledged not to invest in overseas coal power projects, and China has not built any new overseas coal power projects.In addition, more than 1,000 cities around the world agreed to set net zero emission targets, and more than 2,000 companies committed to set scientific net zero emission targets.All of this marks a shift that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.At the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2021, countries pledged to stop deforestation, reduce methane emissions, promote the electrification of cars, reduce coal consumption and more.Taken together, these initiatives represent a driving force for systemic change across the board to put the world on a more sustainable development path.The question now is, will national, corporate and city leaders deliver on their promises?Green transformation is the core of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan, the article said.As the world’s second largest economy and a leader in renewable energy, China’s green transformation will benefit billions of people both at home and abroad, which is of great concern to many emerging economies.The world is closely watching how China makes the green transition, and will learn from China’s experience.It is also worth noting that China has pledged to achieve carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutral by 2060.The article concludes by saying that leaders around the world must translate their commitments into action this year in order to achieve harmony between man and nature.By Yan Yujie and Wang Hui