Photo taken on Aug. 26, 2019 shows a fire consuming trees in Manicore, the state of Amazonas, Brazil. BRAZIL OUT (Gabriela Biro/Agencia Estado/Handout via Xinhua)
BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on all countries to achieve a green recovery of the world economy in the post-COVID era at the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly via video.
"Humankind can no longer afford to ignore the repeated warnings of nature and go down the beaten path of extracting resources without investing in conservation, pursuing development at the expense of protection, and exploiting resources without restoration," Xi said.
He noted that the Paris Agreement on climate change charts the course for the world to transition to green and low-carbon development.
"It outlines the minimum steps to be taken to protect the Earth, our shared homeland, and all countries must take decisive steps to honor this agreement," he said.
Xi also called on all countries to pursue innovative, coordinated, green and open development for all, seize the historic opportunities presented by the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, and achieve a green recovery of the world economy in the post-COVID era. ■