Chinese Permanent Representative to UNEP Wu Peng Attended UNEP Meeting
2019/10/14

The Opening Session of the 6th Annual Subcommittee Meeting of the UNEP Committee of Permanent Representatives was held in Nairobi on October 7th, chaired by Ambassador Coimbra, Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives and Brazilian Permanent Representative to the UNEP, and addressed by UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen. Amb. Wu Peng, Chinese Permanent Representative to the UNEP, delivered remarks at the Opening ceremony, accompanied by Deputy Permanent Representative Xia Yingxian.

In his remarks, Amb. Wu reaffirmed that China attaches high importance to environmental protection and sustainable development. At the just concluded UN Climate Change Summit, as one of the cosponsors of "nature-based solutions", China worked together with other countries and international organizations including the UNEP to propose over 150 initiatives, compiling more than 30 cases on forest carbon sink and bio-diversity protection, thus making its contribution to the success of the Summit.

 

Amb. Wu said that environmental degradation is a severer challenge faced by the entire mankind. As one of the responsible members of the international community, China takes environmental issue very seriously, and has taken an active part in global environmental process including climate change and bio-diversity protection. China honors its words with actions on global environmental governance and has been earnest in fulfilling its obligations of multilateral environmental conventions. It adheres to the principle of building a green "Belt and Road", and gathers more strength for global sustainable development. He said that China, as a supporter and champion of UN multilateralism, will continue to firmly support the UNEP, and work together with other countries to build a clean, beautiful world with common prosperity and shared destiny.

 

In her remarks, Executive Director Andersen expressed thanks to China for its contribution to the success of the UN Climate Change Summit, saying that the UNEP will continue to strengthen itself and set out clear goals and priorities, so as to bring environmental protection into the mainstream of the society, and enable itself to play a bigger role for world sustainable development.

 

The week-long annual session will review the work of the UNEP in 2018 and 2019, and conduct discussions on important agendas like the preparation of the 5th session of UNEP conference.

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