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Germany’s ‘climate club’ proposal

May 25, 2021 CEN_com 0

On May 22, German Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz proposed the formation of an EU “climate club” that offsets trade frictions and synthesizes climate protection strategies with Washington, Tokyo and Beijing. “It is a wise thing not just to discuss about how the European Union can do this and how we could avoid to have difficulties in the competition on the global market afterwards,” remarked Scholz after talks with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio […]

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Yuan Longping father of hybrid rice

May 25, 2021 CEN_com 0

China on Monday morning held a memorial service to bid farewell to Yuan Longping, known as the “father of hybrid rice,” who passed away on Saturday. Despite being a busy workday, thousands of people dressed in black showed up and laid flowers at the site in Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province. The top rice scientist, who developed the first hybrid rice strain that relieved countless people of hunger, […]

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Nature spurs better development

May 24, 2021 CEN_com 0

The Chinese government’s new guideline on building an economic system promotes green, low-carbon and circular development. The policy will promote overall green transformation of the economy. It will also stimulate high-quality development, helping reach the goal of peaking carbon dioxide emissions before 2030, said Lin Boqiang, dean of the China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy and also a professor at Xiamen University. The State Council, China’s Cabinet, issued a […]

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Xinjiang solar debunks forced labor

May 24, 2021 CEN_com 0

Factory shows off highly automated operation to Western visitors Xinjiang Daqo, a high-purity polysilicon manufacturer in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, sought to debunk accusations of using “forced labor”, as it opened its doors to solar industry analysts from top financial institutions and journalists from English-language media. By showing off its production lines equipped with advanced robots and a small number of workers, the company proved to the guests that […]

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China building modern energy system

May 24, 2021 CEN_com 0

China’s output of electricity generated by wind, solar, and nuclear power plants increased by 17.6 percent, 12.5 percent, and 9.6 percent respectively over the past two years ago. Attaching great importance to low-carbon energy development, China is actively promoting energy consumption, energy supply, technology and innovation, and institution upgrading. The country is making multi-faceted efforts to push forward energy revolution for the purpose of building a clean, low-carbon, safe and […]

Editorial Statement

May 24, 2021 CEN_com 0

About China Environment News Global environmental crisis is the product of centuries of Western exploitation of the land, natural resources and labour of the Global South. Seriously tackling the global ecological crisis must involve a global redistribution of power and wealth from the West to the Global South. We unequivocally acknowledge this will require nationally appropriate forms of socialist state power. Ecological civilization China Environment News was created in late 2019 to contribute towards […]

Start of China’s global environmental journey: 1972 Stockholm Conference

May 21, 2021 CEN_com 0

Published 2021/09/27 The Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, in June 1972, was the first major United Nations event featuring the People’s Republic of China. It helped shaped the country’s understanding of environmental issues ever since. UN Convention on Biological DiversityChina is set to host a major UN environmental conference, after a delay of more than a year due to Covid-19. The 15th Conference of the Parties to the UN […]

Measuring CO2 emissions solely against production unfair for developing countries

May 5, 2021 CEN_com 0

Published 2021/05/25 Calculating CO2 emissions solely on the basis of production “disproportionately” penalizes developing countries which quite naturally have a higher carbon content in their economic structures, a renowned U.S. expert has said. “What I am hoping for rather is consumption-based accounting of emissions also being brought to the fore as a means to calculate emissions reduction targets,” Sourabh Gupta, a senior fellow at the Washington-based Institute for China-America Studies, […]