Xi unfolds plan to build a more beautiful China

Kunming: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday unveiled an array of measures to continue the country’s endeavor to build a beautiful China as the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) is held in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.
Themed “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth,” COP15 is the first global conference convened by the United Nations highlighting ecological civilization, a philosophy proposed by China. China will take the lead by investing 1.5 billion yuan (about $233 million) to establish the Kunming Biodiversity Fund. Xi made the announcement while addressing the leaders’ summit of the COP15 via video link in Beijing. The fund will be used to support developing countries in biodiversity protection, Xi said, adding that China calls on and welcomes all parties to make contributions to the fund. To strengthen biodiversity protection, China is moving faster to establish a protected areas system with national parks as the mainstay, Xi noted. Over time, areas with the greatest importance to the natural ecosystem, and with the most unique natural landscapes, the most valuable natural heritage and the greatest biodiversity reserve will be included in the national parks system, he said.
To achieve its carbon peak and neutrality targets, China will release implementation plans for peaking carbon dioxide emissions in key areas and sectors as well as a series of supporting measures, and will put in place a “1+N” policy framework for carbon peak and carbon neutrality, the president announced.
–The Daily Mail-CGTN
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