Xi Jinping: We will thoroughly analyze the situation and tasks we face in our work to achieve carbon neutrality at its peak and faithfully implement the decisions and plans of the CPC Central Committee

2022-05-31 0 By

The Political Bureau of the COMMUNIST Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a 36th group study session on Thursday afternoon on efforts to achieve carbon neutrality at the peak.When presiding over the study, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, stressed that achieving peak carbon neutrality is an inherent requirement for implementing the new development philosophy, building a new development pattern, and promoting high-quality development. It is a major strategic decision made by the CPC Central Committee with both domestic and international interests in mind.We must conduct an in-depth analysis of the situation and tasks we face in our efforts to achieve carbon neutrality at its peak, fully understand the urgency and difficulty of achieving the goal of carbon neutrality, study key tasks that need to be done well, unify our thinking and understanding, and implement the decisions and plans of the CPC Central Committee in a down-to-earth manner.In this collective study session, members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee taught themselves by themselves and exchanged their work experiences. Liu He, Li Qiang, Li Hongzhong and Hu Chunhua made speeches in combination with their work in their respective fields and localities.Xi jinping delivered an important speech while presiding over the study.He pointed out that since the 18th NATIONAL Congress of the CPC, the CPC Central Committee has implemented the new development concept, unswervingly followed the path of ecological priority, green and low-carbon development, and made great efforts to promote all-round green transformation of economic and social development, which has achieved remarkable results.We have established and improved an economic system for green, low-carbon and circular development. We have continued to promote the adjustment of our industrial structure and energy structure, launched trading in the national carbon market, announced that no new overseas coal power projects will be built, accelerated the establishment of a “dual carbon” policy system, and actively participated in international negotiations on climate change, demonstrating our sense of responsibility as a major country.To achieve the “dual carbon” goal, we are not asked to do it, but must do it ourselves.Our country has already entered a new stage of development, promote the “double carbon” work is deciphering the resources and environment constraints problems, realize the urgent need of sustainable development, is both accords with the trend of the technology progress and promote the urgent needs of the transformation and upgrading of economic structure, is to meet people’s growing beautiful ecological environment demand, and promote a harmonious coexistence between man and nature is an urgent need to,It is an urgent need to shoulder our responsibility as a major country and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.We must fully recognize the importance of achieving the “dual carbon” goal and enhance our confidence in advancing the “dual carbon” work.Xi stressed that achieving the “dual carbon” goal is a broad and profound change that cannot be easily achieved.We need to enhance our strategic thinking, apply a systematic approach to the whole process of implementing the carbon dioxide initiative, and balance the following four relationships: first, the relationship between development and emission reduction.Reducing emissions does not mean reducing productivity, nor does it mean avoiding emissions. Rather, we need to follow the path of ecological priority, green and low-carbon development, and promote green transformation in economic development and achieve greater development through green transformation.We need to make coordinated plans to ensure energy security, industrial and supply chain security, and food security while reducing carbon emissions, and ensure the normal life of our people.The second is the relationship between the whole and the part.We need to strengthen the national awareness of the need to play a single game, strengthen coordination of policies and measures, and ensure synergy.At the same time, we need to take into full account the realities of regional resource distribution and industrial division of labor, study and determine the direction of industrial restructuring and the “dual carbon” action plan in each region, rather than pursuing a one-size-fits-all approach.Third, the relationship between long-term goals and short-term goals.Not only based on the present, step by step to solve specific problems, accumulate small victories into big victories;It is also necessary to take a long-term view, overcome the desire for quick success and instant benefits, and grasp the pace and intensity of carbon reduction, seek truth from facts, step by step, and make sustained efforts.Fourth, the relationship between government and market.We need to work in both hands to better integrate the government with the efficient market, and establish sound incentives and constraints mechanisms for carbon dioxide emissions.Xi jinping pointed out that, to promote “double carbon” work, must adhere to the national plan as a whole, save preferred, two-wheel driven, internal and external flow, the principle of risk prevention, better play to the system of potential advantages, resources conditions, technology, market vitality, speed up the formation of the industrial structure of the resource conservation and environmental protection, production mode, life style, space structure.First, strengthen overall planning and coordination.We need to integrate the carbon footprint initiative into the overall plan for ecological progress and economic and social development. We need to pursue coordinated efforts to reduce carbon emissions, reduce pollution, expand green growth, and promote economic growth. We need to speed up the formulation and introduction of relevant plans, implementation plans, and safeguard measures.All regions and departments should have a holistic view, scientifically grasp the pace of carbon peak, clearly define the main body of responsibility, work tasks, and completion date, and proceed in a steady and orderly manner.Second, promote the energy revolution.Based on China’s energy resources endowment, adhere to the establishment before breaking, overall planning, the gradual withdrawal of traditional energy must be established on the basis of safe and reliable replacement of new energy.More efforts should be made to plan and build a new energy supply and consumption system based on large wind power bases, supported by clean, efficient, advanced and energy-saving coal power plants around them, and supported by stable, safe and reliable UHV transmission and transformation lines.We will resolutely control fossil energy consumption, in particular, strictly and rationally control the growth of coal consumption, reduce consumption and replace it in an orderly manner, and vigorously promote the coordinated reform of coal and power generation to conserve energy, reduce carbon emissions, make it more flexible, and provide heat.We will strengthen the foundation of domestic energy production, ensure the security of coal supply, maintain steady growth of crude oil and natural gas production capacity, strengthen the capacity to reserve gas and oil, and promote the large-scale application of advanced energy storage technologies.We should give greater priority to promoting the development of new and clean energy, and actively and orderly develop photovoltaic, silicon, hydrogen and renewable energy.We will further integrate energy technology with modern information, new materials and advanced manufacturing technologies, and explore new models of energy production and consumption.We should speed up the development of large-scale and efficient new energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, Marine and hydrogen, coordinate hydropower development and ecological protection, and actively develop nuclear power in a safe and orderly manner.Third, promote industrial optimization and upgrading.We should seize the opportunities presented by the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, promote the deep integration of emerging technologies such as the Internet, big data, artificial intelligence, and 5G with green and low-carbon industries, develop green manufacturing systems and service systems, and increase the proportion of green and low-carbon industries in the economy.We will strictly control the carbon emissions of new projects, and resolutely curb the blind development of projects that consume energy, have high emissions, or are of low quality.We will make great efforts to improve and upgrade traditional industries such as steel, nonferrous metals, petrochemicals, chemicals and building materials, and accelerate low-carbon process innovation and digital transformation in the industrial sector.We will increase the utilization of waste resources, vigorously develop a circular economy, and reduce the waste of energy and resources.We will promote low-carbon transport systems in a coordinated manner and improve the quality of green and low-carbon development in urban and rural development.We should promote integrated conservation and systematic treatment of mountains, rivers, forests, farmland, lakes, grass and sand, and consolidate and enhance the capacity of ecosystems to sink carbon.We should promote a simple, moderate, green, low-carbon, civilized and healthy lifestyle, encourage green and low-carbon consumption, encourage green travel, demonstrate green and low-carbon social actions, and raise the public’s awareness of conservation and environmental protection.Fourth, accelerate the green and low-carbon technological revolution.We will work hard to address key issues in green and low-carbon technologies, and speed up the research, development and application of advanced and applicable technologies.We will establish and improve the evaluation and trading system for green and low-carbon technologies and speed up the application of innovation outcomes.We should innovate the mode of personnel training and encourage institutions of higher learning to speed up the development of relevant disciplines.Fifth, we need to improve the green and low-carbon policy system.We will further improve the dual-control system for energy consumption, so that newly added renewable energy and raw material energy will not be included in total energy consumption controls.We need to improve the “dual carbon” standard, establish a unified and standardized statistical accounting system for carbon emissions, and promote the shift from “dual control” of energy to “dual control” of total carbon emissions and carbon intensity.We will improve laws and regulations and fiscal, taxation, pricing, investment and financial policies.We should give full play to the role of the market mechanism, improve the carbon pricing mechanism, and strengthen the coordination between carbon emission trading, energy trading, and electricity trading.Sixth, we need to take an active part in and lead global climate governance.We should uphold the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, take a more active part in the agenda of global climate negotiations and international rule-making, and promote the building of a fair, equitable and win-win global climate governance system.Xi stressed the need to strengthen the Party’s leadership over the carbon initiative, strengthen overall planning and coordination, and strictly supervise and assess efforts to form joint efforts.The party and the government should assume the same responsibilities, consolidate the responsibilities of all parties, include relevant indicators of low-carbon development in the comprehensive evaluation system of regional economic and social development, increase the weight of assessment, and strengthen the constraints of indicators.Leading officials at all levels should strengthen their study of the basic knowledge, realization path and work requirements of “double carbon”, so as to truly learn, truly understand, truly know how to use.We need to make low-carbon work an important part of the education and training system for officials, and enhance the ability of officials at all levels to promote green and low-carbon development.Source: Xinhua News Agency Editor: Ma Meng Responsible editor: Xia Zhenzhong, Liu Fang