Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has expressed the importance of ecological civilization. The Chinese President did this on Saturday in a congratulatory letter to a World Environment Day event held in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan.
Xi who said that this year is the opening year of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, also noted that the thematic activities held by Pakistan are of great importance.
Stressing the essence of ecology as it is significantly associated with the prosperity of civilization, he said earth is the common homeland for mankind, and people should respect and protect nature and promote harmonious coexistence with it.
Acknowledging that global challenges such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, deforestation and extreme weather are posing severe threats to the survival and development of mankind, the Chinese president called on all parties to establish a global environmental governance system featuring justice and win-win cooperation with unprecedented ambitions and actions.
He said, “China, with a long tradition of seeking harmony between man and nature has already put the construction of ecological civilization into its general layout of socialism with Chinese characteristics.”
While reiterating China’s commitment to multilateralism, he vowed that China would continue to be a participant, contributor and leading force in the construction of a global ecological civilization.
Expressing that China will host the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the president said that his country is ready to work with all parties to inject new force into global environmental governance and contribute to a clean and beautiful world.
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle to promote awareness and action for the protection of the environment with participation from over 143 countries. World Environmental Day was first held in 1974; it has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issue such as marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption, and wildlife crime.