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China issues white paper on responses to climate change

Xinhua/chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-10-27 15:06

BEIJING -- China on Wednesday released a white paper to document the country's progress in mitigating climate change, and to share its experience and approaches with the rest of the international community.

The white paper, titled "Responding to Climate Change: China's Policies and Actions," was released by the State Council Information Office.

Besides the preface and conclusion, the white paper consists of four parts: "China's New Responses to Climate Change," "Implementing a National Strategy of Actively Responding to Climate Change," "Significant Changes in China's Response to Climate Change" and "Building a Fair and Rational Global Climate Governance System for Win-Win Results."

Full Text: Responding to Climate Change: China's Policies and Actions

* China has coordinated economic development with pollution and emission reduction, pushed forward revolutions in energy production and consumption, driven low-carbon industrial transition, increased carbon sink capacity of ecosystems, and promoted green and low carbon lifestyles. (Read more)

* China advocates building a strong sense of common community, actively implements the new development philosophy and takes a people-centered approach.

* Regarding the goal of achieving carbon neutrality as a must-do to relieve the resource and environment constraints, the country has incorporated it into its overall economic and social development, adopting a holistic approach and balancing the relationships between economic growth and emissions reduction. (Read more)

* China sees pollution prevention and control as an integral part of the response to climate change, striving to synergize the reduction of pollution and carbon emissions through structural adjustment, optimized configuration, policy synergy and innovative mechanisms.

* China has risen to these challenges to implement positive and effective moves in its strategy to peak carbon emissions and achieve carbon neutrality. (Read more)

* Faced with unprecedented challenges in global climate governance, the international community needs to respond with unprecedented ambition and action. (Read more)



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