Yangtze River Delta research institute aims to boost region’s sustainable development

The Yangtze River Delta Sustainable Development Research Institute has been established to serve the national Yangtze River Delta region integration strategy. It pools the resources of universities and scientific research institutions including Tongji University, the executive committee of the Yangtze River Delta Ecology and Greenery Integration Demonstration Zone, and combines talent training, scientific research and social services. Located in the Daguanyuan area of Jinze Town, the institute is a scientific innovation platform and demonstration base designed to boost the sustainable development of the Yangtze River Delta. It highlights the innovation demands of the delta region’s green and integrated development and … Continue reading Yangtze River Delta research institute aims to boost region’s sustainable development

China to supply Africa with additional 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, pledges to jointly implement nine programs

BEIJING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday announced that China would provide an additional 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa and pledged to jointly implement nine programs on China-Africa future cooperation. “I am convinced that the concerted efforts of China and Africa will make this FOCAC Conference a full success, one that shall pool the mighty strength of the 2.7 billion Chinese and Africans and guide us toward a high-level China-Africa community with a shared future,” Xi said while addressing the opening ceremony of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation … Continue reading China to supply Africa with additional 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, pledges to jointly implement nine programs

Beijing, Moscow strengthen energy security collaboration

China and Russia have been stepping up energy cooperation during the first nine months of this year with bilateral energy trade reaching a new high, and the two sides vowed to further enhance energy cooperation in sectors like oil and gas, nuclear, petrochemicals and renewables. Bilateral trade between China and Russia in the energy industry in the January-September period reached $34.9 billion, which accounts for 34.3 percent of the total bilateral trade between the two sides, data from the National Energy Administration showed. Scale of electricity trade between China and Russia during the fourth quarter is expected to rise from … Continue reading Beijing, Moscow strengthen energy security collaboration

Anglo-US military pollution is the skeleton in the West’s climate closet

Western politicians wanted to emerge from the Glasgow COP26 climate summit with their “green credentials” burnished, proving that they have done everything in their power to prevent a future global temperature rise of more than 1.5C. Climate scientists and developing nations are already doubtful whether the pledges being made go far enough. But the visible activity at the summit hid a much starker reality. The very nations proclaiming moral leadership in tackling the climate crisis are also the ones doing most to sabotage a meaningful agreement to reduce humanity’s global carbon footprint. The armed forces of the US and the UK … Continue reading Anglo-US military pollution is the skeleton in the West’s climate closet

China releases rare fish into Yangtze River

CHONGQING, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese officials and researchers have released 450,000 rare fish into the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in the latest effort to restore the river’s ecological environment. The release took place in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality and was launched by multiple departments, including the national nature reserve for the protection of rare and unique fish in the upper reaches of Yangtze River. The released batch included mullet and rock carp, which are nationally protected, and three other rare species unique to the Yangtze River. Among them, 9,300 fries of rare fish were marked to monitor … Continue reading China releases rare fish into Yangtze River

China-Brazil wind power project enters operation

CGN Brazil Energy Holding Co., a branch of China General Nuclear Power Group, announced its LDB wind power expansion project was completed and put into operation Thursday. The LDB wind power expansion project is located in Lagoa do Barro in northeast Brazil, with a total installed capacity of 82,800 kW. It is the first Greenland wind power project independently constructed and managed by CGN Brazil Energy, with its annual power generation expected to reach 366 million kWh. CGN’s LDB wind power expansion project in Brazil. (Photo provided by CGN) In addition, the TN wind power project located in northeast Brazil … Continue reading China-Brazil wind power project enters operation

China’s renewable energy model: sharing it to developing nations

Republished by China Environment from China Dialogue under a Creative Commons licence. Having said it will stop building coal power plants overseas, could China instead export its renewable energy model to developing nations? In Yinchuan, Ningxia province, on the eastern side of the Yellow River, over four million solar panels turn to the sun. Below the panels, 10,000 mu (667 hectares) of goji berries wait to be picked. This is a mixed “solar + agriculture” project, launched in 2016 by the Ningxia Baofeng Energy Group. Prior to 2016, this part of the Gobi Desert was as dry as any other. Today, it generates … Continue reading China’s renewable energy model: sharing it to developing nations

China to crackdown on methane emissions

China will endeavor to draft an action plan for methane emission control during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period and intensify efforts to establish monitoring and accounting systems for the greenhouse gas, an official said at a news conference on Thursday. Lu Xinming, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s deputy director for climate change, also said that following thorough research into its methane emissions, the country plans to hammer out effective measures to reduce emissions in sectors including coal mining, agriculture and urban solid waste disposal. “China will strive to promote the development of technologies to recycle the gas for … Continue reading China to crackdown on methane emissions

US stirs Solomon Islands ‘colour revolution’ after Pacific nation joins Belt & Road and ends recognition of Taiwan regime

China’s BRI has had success among Pacific countries by providing them with sustainable economic development and helping to reduce poverty. Its success has been due to policy reforms aimed at improving debt sustainability and mitigating social and environmental risks. China has also effectively integrated the BRI with the task of tackling global warming. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on 21 October 2021 chaired the first China-Pacific Island Countries Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (via video link). Foreign ministers and representatives from Kiribati, Fiji, Tonga, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, the Federated States of Micronesia, Solomon Islands, Samoa, as well as Secretary General … Continue reading US stirs Solomon Islands ‘colour revolution’ after Pacific nation joins Belt & Road and ends recognition of Taiwan regime

Global North CO2 targets entirely inadequate: they must rapidly cut emissions

Introduction The scientific Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) earlier this year published its key report: “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis”.  The IPCC report gives various probabilities of hitting the key goal of restricting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, depending on a range of CO2 emissions measured in gigatons of carbon – from 300 to 900 – emitted after the beginning of 2020. The key prediction is the one with the 50% chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, which requires that global emissions be limited to 500 gigatons of carbon. Per capita … Continue reading Global North CO2 targets entirely inadequate: they must rapidly cut emissions