On September 23, 2019, local representative Xi Jinping, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the United Nations Climate Action Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Wang Yi said that China is pursuing a new development concept and is determined to take the road of green, low-carbon and sustainable development. In 2018, China's carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP fell by 45.8% from 2005, exceeding the target of the year, equivalent to 5.26 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions. In the same year, non-fossil energy accounted for 14.3% of primary energy consumption, and forest reserves increased by 4.56 billion cubic meters compared with 2005. Since 2000, about a quarter of the world's new greening area has come from China. In 2018, China’s new energy vehicles added 1.25 million units, a figure that is far ahead in the world. China is also actively promoting the construction of a national carbon emission trading market. China will earnestly fulfill its obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement, adhere to the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities” and achieve the goal of independent contribution submitted to the Secretariat of the Gas Change Convention as scheduled. China will continue to build a green “One Belt, One Road” and bring more strength to international cooperation in addressing climate change through platforms such as the “One Belt, One Road” Green Development International Alliance.