The UN Vice-President hailed China’s investment in tackling climate change, forging a 'new development path’.

“The The challenges are many and they are serious”, said Amina Mohammed highlighting the plight of the earth.

„All of our indicators on climate and environmental crises Pointing in the wrong direction.”

He praised China’s role as an innovator and confidence in the power of multilateralism to overcome challenges through collective action, with more than half of the world’s new renewables projected to be in China this year and next.

„It gives you a taste of how important China is to tackling climate change and protecting nature”.

China 'decouples growth from emissions’

As one of the world’s largest economies, a major emitter of greenhouse gases, and a major investor in renewable fuels, China „has an opportunity to lead by example. A new growth path that decouples growth from emissions. One that ensures a renewable energy and climate-resilient future for which we strive is equitable, fair and balanced.

He pointed to China’s investments in tackling climate change, singling out its role in the COP15 presidency where countries agreed to the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework last December.

„It promises to reverse biodiversity loss and end our war on nature”, Ms Mohammed said.

Last week, the new UN Convention on Conservation of Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystems was launched. He added that countries have formally accepted the deal and that the International Energy Agency’s investment in solar has overtaken global investment in oil production for the first time.

China encourages investment

“This A milestone worth celebrating. China’s huge investments have played an important role,” he said.

Amid overlapping climate crises, he said And hope.

„Prevention of severe climate change is possible. This is the clear message from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Assessing Climate Science.”

He recalled that the Secretary-General has called for the 20 largest economies, including China, to work together to accelerate climate action.

’Stable, equal’ partnerships

China can now set an example beyond the renewables sector, he said, „partnership is one. It shows how we can move away from the predatory and exploitative practices that often characterize the extractive industry.” Move towards partnerships that ensure sustainable, equitable and resilient supply chains.”

He pointed to the Africa-convened Climate Action Summit in Nairobi, and said that for Africa, „it will be a great place to build partnerships.”

But to respond to the scale of the challenges we face, we need China and all countries to do more, the UN vice president said. Youth should play an important role.”

„You can use your voice and influence Make it clear how important climate and nature action is to you. „We need to collaborate more with government and businesses at all levels,” he added.

“I urge you to use the dedication and imagination that brought you to this hall today. Help us all create a cleaner, safer and more beautiful world.”

AI and the SDGs

Peking University was the last stop of Ms. Mohammed’s China tour, which began in Shanghai last Sunday.

He has participated in roundtables with business leaders, including some international chambers of commerce, to highlight the importance of sustainability, technology, innovation and artificial intelligence to tackle the challenges of climate change and accelerate progress towards achieving it. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ms. Mohamed will visit Huzhou City in Zhejiang Province to discuss the UN’s efforts to strengthen data for targets. He also visited the Global Geospatial Information Knowledge and Innovation Center.

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed visited the Sand Barrier and River Conservation Reserve Forest Project in Kubuki, China.

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed visited the Sand Barrier and River Conservation Reserve Forest Project in Kubuki, China.

Inner Mongolia: Afforestation and sandslide prevention projects

Next, the Deputy Secretary-General traveled to Inner Mongolia, where he met with provincial leaders and agreed on regional initiatives on climate action and long-term investments in afforestation. He then visited the world’s first zero carbon factory in Ordos.

Ms Mohammed also visited the afforestation project and sandslide prevention projects in Kubuki, which hosts China’s largest single-level solar farm. The Kubuki region consists of about 18,600 sq km of golden sand dunes dipping south in a curve from the Yellow River. Centuries of grazing had stripped the land of all vegetation, and the region’s 740,000 people lived in isolated poverty.

A 'just change’ amid climate crisis

Back in Beijing yesterday, the Deputy Secretary held meetings with government officials, including the Director of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission, the Executive Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Environment and China’s Special Envoy for Climate Change.

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He outlined the benefits of financing and aligning China’s development objectives with the SDGs. Ms Mohammed also expressed the urgent need for all leaders to embrace a just transition amid the climate crisis.

He further expressed the importance of an ambitious and action-oriented dialogue among leaders at this critical midpoint at the UN General Assembly in September. 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement.

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