China Makes History Announcing 1,200 GW of Wind and Solar Energy

ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. China is taking renewable energy to new levels announcing higher goals on climate change mitigation and energy generation. In remarks during the Climate Ambition Summit entitled “Building on Past Achievements and Launching a New Journey for Global Climate Actions”, President Xi Jinping stated the nations is projecting to generate 1,200 GW of energy using renewable sources such as solar and wind by 2030.

“First, we need to close ranks and make new advances in climate governance that features cooperation and win-win. In meeting the climate challenge, no one can be aloof and unilateralism will get us nowhere. China welcomes all countries’ support for the Paris Agreement and their greater contribution to tackling climate change”, the President said.

A report carried by Energía Limpia XXI highlighted that this important event organized by the United Nations is part of the celebrations of the the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement but is also a way to remind the world the relevance of all nations in climate change mitigation. President Xi also noted that “We need to raise ambition and foster a new architecture of climate governance where every party does its part. Following the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, all countries need to maximize actions in light of their respective national circumstances and capabilities. Developed countries need to scale up support for developing countries in financing, technology and capacity building”.

The President also mention the importance of a green recovery “we need to boost confidence and pursue a new approach to climate governance that highlights green recovery. It is important to encourage green, low-carbon ways of life and production, and seek development opportunities and impetus from green development”.

The President of China said “China has announced that it would scale up its nationally determined contributions and I wish to announce some further commitments for 2030: China will lower its carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by over 65 percent from the 2005 level, increase the share of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 25 percent, increase the forest stock volume by 6 billion cubic meters from the 2005 level, and bring its total installed capacity of wind and solar power to over 1.2 billion kilowatts. China always honors its commitments. Guided by our new development philosophy, we will promote greener economic and social development in all respects while pursuing high-quality development. We will take solid steps to implement the targets just announced, and contribute even more to tackling the global climate challenge”.

In a very poetic but realistic manner President Xi Jinping said: “Heaven does not speak and it alternates the four seasons; Earth does not speak and it nurtures all things. Earth is our only and shared home. Let us build on past achievements, work together to make steady progress in implementing the Paris Agreement, and launch a new journey for global climate actions”.

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