China’s biodiversity pledge

May 23, 2024 CEN_com 0

Cover photo: Oriental white storks fly over the Caofeidian wetland in Tangshan, north China’s Hebei Province. /Xinhua From species to ecosystem: China’s conservation commitment for biodiversity and human well-being. Jiang Zhigang is professor in Conservation Biology at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His work mainly focuses on inventory, red list assessment, and conservation of animal diversity. The following opinion piece appeared in CGTN. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment of the […]

China’s Battle Against Persistent Organic Pollutants Praised

May 20, 2024 CEN_com 0

China’s efforts to control organic pollutants wins recognition from foreign ecological experts. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that persist in the environment, accumulate through the food chain and have the potential for long-range environmental transport, posing risks to human health and the environment. Examples involve certain pesticides, industrial chemicals and unintentional by-products of industrial processes. “China’s pivotal role in global chemical management cannot be overstated,” said Rolph Payet, executive […]

China Cuts Persistent Organic Pollutants

May 20, 2024 CEN_com 0

China’s efforts to control organic pollutants wins recognition from foreign ecological experts. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that persist in the environment, accumulate through the food chain and have the potential for long-range environmental transport, posing risks to human health and the environment. Examples involve certain pesticides, industrial chemicals and unintentional by-products of industrial processes. “China’s pivotal role in global chemical management cannot be overstated,” said Rolph Payet, […]

Hong Kong approves new tech hub environmental plan

May 20, 2024 CEN_com 0

The Hong Kong special administrative region has considered a plan to build a proposed innovation and technology (I&T) hub, known as the San Tin Technopole in Yuen Longan, near the border with mainland China and Shenzen. Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department has given approval to the environmental study into a plan to turn fish ponds in the northern New Territories into a tech hub. The approval is subject to a series of environmental conditions. […]

Hong Kong’s new enviro-tech hub plan

May 20, 2024 CEN_com 0

The Hong Kong special administrative region has considered a plan to build a proposed innovation and technology (I&T) hub, known as the San Tin Technopole in Yuen Longan, near the border with mainland China and Shenzen. Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department has given approval to the environmental study into a plan to turn fish ponds in the northern New Territories into a tech hub. The approval is subject to a series of environmental conditions. […]

China’s air cleaner as NOx levels fall

May 13, 2024 CEN_com 0

A recent study published in the journal Environmental Science and Ecotechnology has revealed a significant decline in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from human activities in China since 2020. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) form aerosols and ozone in the atmosphere and are significant contributors to air pollution, acid rain and climate change. The research was conducted by a team of scientists from China and France. The study employed satellite observations and air quality modeling […]

China air cleaner as NOx levels fall

May 12, 2024 CEN_com 0

A recent study published in the journal Environmental Science and Ecotechnology has revealed a significant decline in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from human activities in China since 2020. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) form aerosols and ozone in the atmosphere and are significant contributors to air pollution, acid rain and climate change. The research was conducted by a team of scientists from China and France. The study employed satellite observations and air […]

China’s new Energy Law closer to adoption

May 8, 2024 CEN_com 0

The latest draft of China’s long-awaited Energy Law has been issued for public comment following approval by China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). This was stated in an analysis of the text by economic newswire Jiemian. The law, which was initially drafted in 2005, will be “considered at three [NPCSC] meetings before being put to a vote”, the outlet said. This means it could be formally […]

China’s new Energy Law close to adoption

May 8, 2024 CEN_com 0

The latest draft of China’s long-awaited Energy Law has been issued for public comment following approval by China’s top legislative body, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC). This was stated in an analysis of the text by economic newswire Jiemian. The law, which was initially drafted in 2005, will be “considered at three [NPCSC] meetings before being put to a vote”, the outlet said. This means it could be formally […]

China’s Tree Planting Policy

May 3, 2024 CEN_com 0

Why does China seem insatiable with trees? In this article Beijing Channel looks at a piece of long-running Chinese policy – it’s decades-long quest to re-forest the country. Before diving into the details, here’s some statistics to show how serious, and successful China has been about planting trees: Now let’s retrace China’s steps and see how exactly China’s been able to pull off this feat. 【1】 The Policies When the PRC was […]