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UN sustainable development symposium held in Tibet
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update:June 01,2016
June 1, 2016 -- "Tibet has made progress in tackling climate change in recent years," said Goerild Heggelund, supervisor of INTASAVE Asia-Pacific in China on energy and climate at a symposium for the implementation of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Monday.
 
The symposium was jointly hosted by the UN system in China and the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Nyingchi, Tibet, attracting over 100 high-level participants.
 
The 2030 Agenda was adopted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015 which focuses on global poverty alleviation, economic development, social problems and climate change.
 
Losang Jamcan, Tibet governor, said that Tibet still has the best ecological system in the world. In the process of modern development, Tibet's environment has been well protected. Till now, 47 natural reserves have been established, occupying 34.35 percent of the whole Tibet area.
 
"The Chinese government has been aware of the importance of protecting Tibet," said Goerild, "the central government should also encourage more enterprises to participate in exploration and application of new energy."
 
"Poverty alleviation is the early result of China's implementation of the 2030 agenda," said Xu Haoliang, assistant director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), "China will rid 55.75 million rural people of poverty including 590 thousand poor people in Tibet in the following 5 years."
 
"Tibet should be aware of its own advantages and disadvantages and implement the 2030 agenda based on its own conditions," said Tim De Meyer, director of Beijing Bureau of International Labor Organization (ILO).
 
"I have confidence in Tibet's sustainable development since Tibet has experienced an exciting development process," said Tekeda Alemu, Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations.
 
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