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China vows to promote all-around green transformation in development

Updated: Sep 10,2021 09:46 PM    Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Han Zheng has stressed solid efforts to enhance the synergy of reducing pollution and cutting carbon emissions, and promote all-around green transformation in economic and social development.

Han, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks on Sept 9 in Beijing when addressing the 2021 annual meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, of which he is chairperson.

Noting that China has entered a crucial period for improving the ecology, Han said the country will implement the new development paradigm, promote green development and lifestyles, and continuously improve its ecology.

Focusing on reducing pollution and cutting carbon emissions, China will take several measures to enhance green development, said Han.

Efforts will be made to solve salient environmental problems affecting people, and significant areas and links of pollution prevention and control will garner close attention.

To improve the ecosystem's quality and stability, the country will accelerate the building of a nature reserve system with national parks as the main body. It will also launch large-scale land-greening campaigns and implement substantial biodiversity conservation projects, Han said.

In terms of institutional innovation, China will fully adopt the pollution discharge permit system and strictly implement a compensation system for damage to the ecosystem while fine-tuning financial, fiscal and taxation policies related to low-carbon development.

Han also noted China's pledge to contributing to global sustainable development, urging efforts to facilitate the effective and continuous implementation of the Paris Agreement. He further emphasized the smooth organization of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).

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