|Dec. 27, 2017 -- China’s endeavor to address environmental issues and build a beautiful country has contributed to the global ecological development and won international recognition and applause.
The Saihanba Afforestation Community from north China's Hebei province was awarded UN’s highest environmental honor, Champions of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Programs (UNEP) for transforming degraded land into a forest of green trees.
China’s success in green development has clearly shown that a country vulnerable to desertification and climate changes can find out an effective method to tackle global issues, said Alexandra Vader, vice-president of the World Future Council.
In the past decade, China has cut 4.1 billion tons of carbon emission while maintaining stable economic growth.
China is striving to meet its goal of reaching the carbon emission standard and to tackle global climate changes by restricting green-house gas emission and decreasing the number of fuel-powered cars on the road, said Dylan Murray, policy consultant of The Nature Conservancy in America.
In addition, China has assisted many developing countries to participate in global ecological governance through financial and technical supports.
Erik Solheim, executive director of the UNEP, said that the goal of building a beautiful China reflects China’s commitment to protecting environment and promoting global green governance.
By: Ma Yangyang