National eco-friendly solutions reap the rewards, offering the key to modern harmony with nature
China has come up with a series of climatic and ecological solutions beneficial to the world to promote the modernization of harmony between man and nature, and has achieved unprecedented environmental protection achievements, senior environmental officials said. person said.
Zhai Qing, Deputy Minister of Ecology and Environment, said that under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on ecological civilization, the country has made great contributions to safeguarding multilateralism in global environmental governance, and has made more efforts to build a community. said he was determined to do so. To share the future of mankind.
China’s approach to environmental protection is undergoing far-reaching, historic and transformative changes thanks to the central authority’s increased efforts to promote ecological civilization, Zhai said at a news conference on Friday. Stated. Chinese Communist Party.
He highlighted a significant reduction in PM2.5 particulate matter density as an example of change, with major cities across the country reaching average PM2.5 particulate matter densities of 30 micrograms per cubic meter last year. and compared it to 46 mcg. 2015 he per cubic meter.
“China is the fastest growing country in improving air quality,” he said.
About 18% of the country has been transformed into various types of protected areas, he said, as China strives to improve its nature reserve system, which is largely made up of national parks. Following a series of major biodiversity conservation projects, more than 300 rare and endangered wild plant and animal populations have recovered.
“Over the past decade, China has supported an average annual economic growth of 6.6% and energy consumption has increased by 3% annually,” he said, demonstrating that the country’s low-carbon transition is accelerating. .
When asked by a Brazilian reporter whether China has a shared approach to maintaining harmony between man and nature in planning its development, the deputy minister provided some facts and figures.
Zhai said China has accelerated the development and application of low-carbon technologies and stepped up its efforts to foster energy-saving and environmental protection industries. In 2021, the country’s environmental protection industry revenue will reach about 2.2 trillion yuan ($303.6 billion), an increase of 11.8% from the previous year.
The official also emphasized the role of innovative policy instruments to support the green transition.