General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out in the report of the 19th CPC National Congress that China will promote the green low carbon and cyclic economic development system while focus on resolving outstanding environmental problems and building a beautiful China.
He said that mankind and nature are joined communities of life and that mankind must respect, conform to and protect nature. Only by following the laws of nature can human beings effectively prevent detours in the development and utilization of nature and it is an irresistible law that the damage done to nature by mankind will eventually come back to hurt ourselves.
The modernization to be built in China shall represent the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. We need not only to create more material and spiritual wealth to meet the people's growing needs for a better life but also provide more quality ecological products to meet the people's growing needs for a beautiful ecological environment. We must adhere to the principle of giving priority to preservation, protection and recovery of nature and establish space patterns, industrial structures, modes of production and ways of life that can facilitate resource conservation and environmental protection, so as to maintain the serenity, harmony and beauty of nature.
General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed the need to promote green development, speed up the development of legal systems and policy guidances on green production and consumption, establish and improve the green low carbon and cyclic economic development system. Specifically, China needs to complete tasks including constructing a market-oriented green technology innovation system, developing green finance, expanding its energy-saving and environmental protection sector, clean production industry and clean energy industry, promoting the revolution in energy production and consumption and building a clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient energy system, promoting comprehensive conservation and recycling of resources, implementing nation-wide water-saving actions, reducing energy and material consumption and establishing a circular link between production systems and living systems, advocating simple, moderate, green and low-carbon lifestyles, carrying out initiatives such as conservation-oriented institutions, green families, green schools, green communities and green travel ect.
General Secretary Xi Jinping stated in his report that China will focus on solving outstanding environmental problems. To achieve this, China needs to do things including adhereing to the principle of national co-governance and source prevention & control, continuing the implementation of air pollution control actions to win back our blue sky, accelerating the prevention and control of water pollution, implementing the comprehensive management of basin environment and coastal waters, strengthening soil pollution control and recovery, strengthening the prevention and control of surface-based agricultural pollution, carrying out rural living environment remediation actions, strengthening the disposal of solid waste and garbage, improving pollution emission standards, strengthen the actions against polluters, improving the systems such as environmental credit evaluation, compulsory disclosure of information and severe penalties, establishing an environmental management system under government guidance, with enterprises as the main body and participation of social organizations and the people, actively participating in global environmental governance and realizing emission reduction commitments.
China will also complete the tasks including stepping up its efforts to protect ecosystems, implementing major projects in the protection and restoration of ecosystem, optimizing its ecological security barrier system, building ecological corridors and biodiversity protection networks to enhance ecosystem quality and stability, completely setting out the system of three line control (eco protection red flags, permanent basic farmlands and urban development boundaries), carrying out nation-wide land greening actions, promoting the comprehensive management of desertification, rocky desertification and soil erosion, strengthening the protection and restoration of wetlands as well as the prevention and control of geological disasters, improving the natural forest protection system and expanding the scope of returning farmland to forests and pastures, implementing strict protection of arable land, expanding pilots for crop rotation, improving the system for rest and recovery of forests, rivers, lakes and grasslands, and establishing a market-oriented and diversified ecological compensation mechanism.