GLOBALink | Green ambition boosts harmonious man-nature relationship in China

Source: Xinhua| 2021-10-10 16:24:59|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- China upholds the philosophy of harmonious coexistence between humanity and nature, prioritizes biodiversity conservation and seeks green development.

According to the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and the Long-Range Objectives Through the Year 2035, an essential part of China's modernization will be the harmony between man and nature.

In 2018, China incorporated ecological civilization into its Constitution for the first time. In its 14th Five-Year Plan, China has vowed to lower the energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product (GDP) and its carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP by 13.5 percent and 18 percent, respectively.

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 19, 2020 shows wind turbines in Jiucaiping scenic spot in southwest China's Guizhou Province. (Xinhua/Liu Xu)

Aerial photo taken on Feb. 24, 2020 shows the Haizhu wetland and the Canton Tower in the distance in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. (Photo by Xie Huiqiang/Xinhua)

China has also announced its goal of striving to peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, which requires extraordinarily hard efforts by the country, considering the nation is still experiencing industrialization and urbanization and holds high expectations of economic growth.

File photo shows a baby Tibetan antelope in Xainza County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

A giant panda cub plays at the Qinling breeding and research center for giant panda in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhang Bowen)

Meanwhile, thanks to the country's persistent efforts in biodiversity protection and ecological restoration, populations of several rare and endangered species have gradually recovered.

Piloting a market-based mechanism for green growth, China is actively fostering a new man-nature relationship in which both can prosper, living together in harmony.

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