Joint statement of China and Russia on strengthening the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological Weapons

CHINA Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC | Global Times, October 08, 2021 The Russian Federation and China reaffirm their conviction that the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BWC) is essential as a pillar of the international peace and [...]

Why humanity must save nature to save itself

Our planet – the only home we have – is at breaking point. Two-thirds of our Earth's oceans and three-quarters of its land have been damaged by humans. One million species could vanish by 2050 – accelerating the global extinction rate potentially hundreds of times faster than over the last 10 million years. One-fifth of [...]

Yellow River Delta now world’s largest breeding ground for oriental storks

The Yellow River Delta National Nature Reserve in Dongying City, east China's Shandong Province, has become the largest breeding ground for oriental storks around the world, authorities in the province announced at a press conference on Saturday. In 2005, there were only seven oriental storks living in two nests at the reserve, but now there [...]

Biodiversity Conservation in China: Full Document

Xi Jinping to deliver COP 15 keynote speech The United Nations (UN) meeting on biodiversity takes place this week in the southwestern Chinese city Kunming. It will be the largest global gathering on the topic in a decade and is expected to provide a global roadmap for conserving and restoring biodiversity and ecosystems for the [...]

Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth: China in Action- Position Paper of the People’s Republic of China for the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity

China supports the United Nations in holding the Biodiversity Summit and lauds the UN efforts and contributions in advancing global environmental governance. Against the backdrop of accelerated global biodiversity loss and the impact of COVID-19 on various aspects of the economy and society, it is imperative that all parties work together to address the serious [...]

China issues first white paper on biodiversity – focus on global cooperation

China on Friday issued the country's first white paper on biodiversity, detailing how the world's most biodiverse country has endeavored to protect its ecosystems in pursuit of harmony between humans and nature. The white paper, titled "Biodiversity Conservation in China," came days ahead of a key United Nations (UN) biodiversity meeting to be held in [...]

China’s Tibet spends more on ecological protection

LHASA -- Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region spent 20.23 billion yuan (about 3.1 billion U.S. dollars) on ecological protection from 2016 to 2020, according to the local environmental authority. The amount more than doubled the spending for the previous five-year period, the region's ecology and environment department said Wednesday in a statement. The funds were [...]

China the new world biodiversity chair

China will on Monday launch a crucial biodiversity summit to build political momentum to halt and even reverse the destruction of nature by man. The virtual opening of the COP15 summit will transfer leadership from Egypt, which presided over the last gathering in 2018, to China. As the human population climbs toward 9 billion by [...]

China fears nuclear leak after US submarine collision in its waters

China has expressed its grave concern about the accident involving US submarine USS Connecticut hitting an unknown object in the South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Friday, urging the US to clarify more details about the accident, its purpose of cruising in the area, and whether it has caused a [...]

Ocean warming and permanent heatwaves: Global Oceans ‘Deadly Trio’ (PART 3)

Scientists call it the ‘deadly trio.’ If ocean acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable. In September 2020, Ian Angus published 3 articles in CLIMATE & CAPITALISM , an eco-socialist / ecological Marxist journal. The articles considered the elements of the deadly trio separately, but stressed [...]

Running low on Oxygen: Global Oceans ‘Deadly Trio’ (Part 2)

Scientists call it the ‘deadly trio.’ If ocean acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable. In September 2020, Ian Angus published 3 articles in CLIMATE & CAPITALISM , an eco-socialist / ecological Marxist journal. The articles considered the elements of the deadly trio separately, but [...]

Corrosive Seas: Global oceans ‘deadly trio’ (Part 1)

Scientists call it the ‘deadly trio.’ If ocean acidification, oxygen loss, and overheating are not ended soon, a massive die-off of ocean life may be unstoppable. In September 2020, Ian Angus published 3 articles in CLIMATE & CAPITALISM , an eco-socialist / ecological Marxist journal. The articles considered the elements of the deadly trio separately, but [...]

Nobel Prize for Physics goes to scientists who explained climate change

Earth’s climate is a vastly complex system on a grand scale. On a microscopic level, so is the complicated physics of atoms and molecules found within materials. The 2021 Nobel Prize in physics knits together the work of three scientists who illuminated such intricate physical systems by harnessing basic tools of physics.  Half of the [...]

Technology empowers agriculture in China

To better ensure the wellbeing of its people, China's policy-makers are eyeing a technology-empowered future for its agriculture. China, the world's most populous country, feeds nearly one-fifth of the world's population. With less than 9 percent of global arable land, how does China supply its 1.4 billion people with safe, nutritious food? WATCH VIDEO: https://vodpub2.v.news.cn/publish/20210924/XxjfyxE007058_20210924_CBVFN0A001.mp4 [...]

BRI remains attractive as decarbonization push garners attention

China's recent announcement about stepping up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy and not to build new coal-fired power projects abroad makes the Belt and Road Initiative more appealing, experts have said. Kaposvar 100MW Photovoltaic Power Plant under construction in Kaposvar, Hungary. (Photo by Attila Volgyi/Xinhua) NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) [...]

Africa draws inspiration from China to curtail desertification

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- China's experience in reforestation and fighting desertification has injected lots of inspiration into Africa, which needs to curb the alarming expansion of the Sahara desert, Ethiopian experts have said. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently estimated that by 2030, Africa will lose two thirds of its [...]

Half of the Planet’s Coral Reefs Have Been Lost Since 1950

China experiments on how to grow a coral reef Global coral reefs have entered a distinctive human-dominated era, the Anthropocene, characterized by more frequent severe global coral bleaching events and regional-scale coral habitat degradation. The prime causes of this are increased ocean temperatures, increased light intensity and increased ocean acidity - all closely connected to [...]

Thorium: Did China just figure our how to make nuclear energy safe?

Experts believe there’s a cleaner, safer and better way to harvest nuclear energy. With its newest power plant, China might be first to get there. Scientists are very excited about an experimental reactor in Wuwei, China, and so are environmentalists. The reactor is cooled by molten salts instead of water, and instead of using uranium, [...]

Chinese scientists complete seed collection mission at highest altitude

Chinese scientists have recently completed a seed-collection mission on Mount Qomolangma, according to the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, a comprehensive national database for the collection and preservation of wildlife germplasm resources in China. Mount Qomolangma. The team successfully collected seeds of several plants such as crucihimalaya himalaica and saussurea gnaphalodes at a height of [...]

China’s Kunming ready to host key UN biodiversity meeting

Preparations are in the final stage in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming for a UN meeting on biodiversity.  The first part of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) is set to kick off in Kunming on Oct. 11. The meeting will review the [...]

China’s ecological conservation and restoration efforts are paying off

Watch the video to enjoy the stunning sceneries of these fabulous places China's unremitting ecological conservation and restoration efforts have been rewarded with pristine waters and lush mountains.  Jiuzhaigou, a UNESCO World Heritage site in southwest China's Sichuan Province, has risen from the rubble after years of eco-based restoration following a magnitude-7.0 quake in August [...]

World’s Oldest Artwork Uncovered in Tibet

Dr David Dian Zhang’s team at South China’s Guangzhou University finally published their findings in the journal Science Bulletin two weeks ago, and the paper has since generated headlines around the world. The geologist and his team had hiked up to a fossilized hot spring around 80 kilometres northwest of Lhasa, where a villager said [...]

How will China’s end to foreign investment in coal impact on Bangladesh’s power sector?

XI JINPING’s STATEMENT AT UN Chinese President Xi Jinping, in his official statement at the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 21, announced that China would step up support for other developing countries in generating green and low-carbon energy and would not build new coal-fired power projects [...]

Endangered leopards and tigers roam far eastern wilderness following historic China–Russia agreement on transnational park

Leopards and tigers are roaming in the far eastern wilderness again thanks to an historic China–Russia collaboration, paving the way for a transnational park In 2001, Jilin province established the Hunchun National Nature Reserve, a sliver of protected land running along the border with Russia and south to the small spit of Chinese territory that borders [...]

How has afforestation transformed China?

In commemoration of China’s greening progress By Kelvin Kwok May 16, 2021. Originally posted in K in the Clouds blog; Shared on 17 May 2021 to Xi Jinping: China's Exceptional President group on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/688430344583422/posts/4066311076795315 ) It takes more than "HOW DARE YOU" to restore and preserve nature. It is not just a childhood, [...]