Major global environmental treaties US won’t ratify

12/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Published 2021/08/23 Most of the world’s countries support these global agreements on conservation and pollution. China has ratified each of them, but the United States of America refuses In one of his first acts after taking power US, President Biden signed an executive order to have the United States rejoin the Paris climate agreement. This was expected by the international community, and it was described by the new US regime […]

China nurtures green factories

01/04/2024 CEN_net 0

China announces new  measures on the phased nurturing and management of green factories On January 30, 2024, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued new  measures on the phased nurturing and management of green factories, which came into effect immediately. These measures set out criteria and steps to nurture green factories. A green factory refers to a company serving as a base for green manufacturing that has achieved intensive land […]

China: climate change legislation

13/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China needs to speed up climate change legislation, says NPC deputy A national legislator has called for legislation tackling climate change to be accelerated to help achieve the country’s ambitious climate targets. The legislation and the establishment of a legal system for reducing carbon emissions are an urgent necessity for the country to achieve its climate targets, said Zhang Tianren, a deputy to the National People’s Congress. China aims to […]

Push to globalize China’s seed industry

09/03/2024 CEN_net 0

Beijing’s pledge to keep China’s “rice bowl” firmly in the hands of its people has been backed with numerous actions, including the protection of arable land, expansion of farming acreage and more widespread use of technology. The South China Morning Post points out that seed industry is deemed to be “strategic and fundamental”, and the vitalisation of seeds is a major feature of the country’s quest to ensure its food security. It […]

China government ecological work report

06/03/2024 CEN_net 0

Key points related to ecological civilization in Chinese government 2024 work report Chinese Premier Li Qiang delivered a government work report on behalf of the State Council at the opening meeting of the second session of the 14th National People’s Congress on Tuesday morning, March 5,2024.  China’s annual “two sessions,” a highly anticipated event on the country’s political calendar, began on Monday. “Two sessions” is the short phrase of the annual sessions […]

Clear targets for realizing Beautiful China

05/03/2024 CEN_net 0

In the first weeks of this year, China’s central government issued a policy document clarifying what is meant by building a “Beautiful China” (2024 Guidelines to comprehensively promote the development of a Beautiful China), which set out a broad range of environmental targets through 2035 and even beyond. In a recent article for China Daily Global, Dimitri de Boer, special adviser of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, commented […]

Prof Pan Jiahua on China’s zero-carbon future

24/02/2024 CEN_net 0

COP28, the UN Climate summit, was held from 30 November to 13 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Carbon Brief’s Anika Patel spoke with Professor Pan Jiahua, vice-chair of the national expert panel on climate change of China, about his ideas for how to move to a zero-carbon future.  Professor Pan Jiahua is also a member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and director of its Research Center for Sustainable Development, as […]

China’s carbon trading regulations released

21/02/2024 CEN_net 0

China’s top administrative body, the State Council, has issued regulations to manage its emissions trading system (ETS). They include much stricter sanctions for companies that fraudulently understate their emissions. Published by the State Council on 4 February, they are the first administrative regulations for the national ETS, and will be implemented from 1 May, reports financial media site 36Kr. Titled “Interim Regulations on the Management of Carbon Emissions Trading”, they […]

China acts on solar and wind waste recycling

15/02/2024 CEN_net 0

China Sets Up Recycling System for Aging Wind Turbines and Solar Panels to Tackle Growing Waste in Renewable Industry Wind and solar resources are unlimited given by nature, but equipment components generating energy from the resources have a finite lifespan. As older projects are replaced and decommissioned, waste volumes are set to soar, with large amounts of capacity already approaching retirement age, posing big environmental risks. China, as the world’s […]

China outlines 2024 environment goals

09/02/2024 CEN_net 0

China’s environment minister outlines goals for 2024 On 23 January, China’s ecology and environment minister Huang Runqiu outlined his department’s achievements in 2023 and priorities for 2024, in a 20,000 character-long (or approximately 14,000 word-long) speech. In the following, Carbon Brief translates and summarizes some of his key talking points. The speech was delivered at the ministry of ecology and environment (MEE) annual work conference – a meeting that looks at […]