China’s new National Park Institute

31/07/2023 CEN_net 0

China’s Leap Forward in Ecological Conservation. In a groundbreaking move, China will see a new batch of university students enroll this September at the freshly constituted National Park Institute, a first-of-its-kind academic institution dedicated to the preservation and development of the country’s natural ecosystems. Operating under the aegis of the Beijing Forestry University, the National Park Institute is entrusted with a crucial task – to assist the development of China’s National […]

China releases climate Blue Book 2023

31/07/2023 CEN_net 0

Multiple Climate Change Indicators Reach New Heights in China. During the “Climate Change and Extreme Weather Response” theme forum at the 2023 Ecological Civilization Guiyang International Forum, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) unveiled the China Climate Change Blue Book for 2023. The CMA has released the Blue Book report annually since 2011. The comprehensive report focuses on monitoring data related to climate change in China and globally, covering the atmosphere, […]

Radiation in Fukushima fish unsafe

31/07/2023 CEN_net 0

Radioactivity in Fukushima fish 180 times safe limit China has been been one of the most out-spoken critics of the release of radioactive wastewater from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. Some parts of the Western media are just this week reporting that fish with cesium radioactive isotope levels up to 180 times the safe limit have been found in the Fukushima plant port. (see links below to Canadian and UK […]

Australia: AUKUS nuclear waste dump?

30/07/2023 CEN_net 0

ENVIRONMENT & POLITICS The spectre of an international nuclear waste dump in Australia hangs over AUKUS and what this secretive agreement actually commits Australia to do. The current Australian government is pushing ahead with plans to fully integrate the Australian military with that of the US, and to expand its offensive military capacity in the service of the US regime’s encirclement of China. That much is clear. From an environmental perspective, the […]

Extreme heatwaves are ‘new normal’

29/07/2023 CEN_net 0

NO COUNTRY CAN ACT ALONE: CHINA On 24 July, 2023 Xinhua reported that since June, temperatures across the Northern Hemisphere have continued to rise, and many countries, gripped by the most intense heatwave, have issued high temperature warnings. Forecasts show that 2023 is likely to be the hottest year ever. Xu Huaqing, Director of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, said that “since 2021, the extreme disasters brought […]

Solar power capacity boosted in China

28/07/2023 CEN_net 0

SOLAR SURGE China’s solar power installations are expected to “surge” this year, with “the projected new installed capacity being raised from 95-120 gigawatts (GW) to 120-140GW”, according to data released by the China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA), China Daily reported. By comparison, new solar installation in the US was 20GW in 2022. The upgraded forecast came as data from China’s National Energy Administration showed solar growth in the first half of 2023 reaching 78GW, pushing total solar capacity […]

China drought cuts hydropower output

28/07/2023 CEN_net 0

In major news for China’s electricity system and emissions – and for the world, on 17 July, China’s National Bureau of Statistics  announced that despite overall electricity generation growing 3.8% year-on-year, hydropower output fell by nearly 23%  in the first half of 2023 – the largest drop among all electricity sources. Hydro is China’s largest source of renewable power, accounting for 15% of electricity in 2022. The scale of the drop is so large […]

China is transforming the world

27/07/2023 CEN_net 0

In the global battle for ecological survival and equity, China has emerged as the international leader for Green development and ecological civilisation. This is not an accident. Nor is it an accident that an increasing proportion of Western, particularly US anti-China hysteria, is an attempt to disguise and undermine emerging global leadership and success of People’s China. The global environmental crisis is not something that can be reversed simply by […]

BRICS Summit to tackle energy transition

26/07/2023 CEN_net 0

The expectation is that there will be in-depth discussions on how to deal with and collaborate on climate change and energy transition in aspects such as expediting the new-energy forms and enhancing technological cooperation. Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele As the highly anticipated BRICS Summit 2023 will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in August, South African Ambassador to China Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele (Cwele) expressed his expectations for the upcoming summit in […]

Protecting China’s ‘unofficial’ wetlands

25/07/2023 CEN_net 0

Damage done to a wetland in the name of “environmental restoration” raises questions about how China’s lesser-known wetlands are protected. The coastal wetlands on the Linhong estuary, by the Yellow Sea in Lianyungang municipality, provide an important feeding ground and stopover for waterbirds migrating between East Asia and Australia. But in 2021, an “environmental restoration” project put the mudflats at risk of erosion and destruction. They were to be turned […]