BEIJING, October 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today, high-quality organic green tea from Wuyuan County, east China Jiangxi Provincehas been sold to more than 60 countries and regions, and organic tea exports have accounted for more than 50 percent of the EU market for 25 consecutive years.
With a forest coverage rate reaching 82.6 percent, Wuyuan has a beautiful ecological environment and is regarded as a “natural oxygen bar”. Such a good ecological environment has made county tea break the entry barriers Europe green market and becoming global.
“We should prioritize eco-environmental progress, pursue green development, and advance ecological environmental protection and economic and social development in a coordinated manner,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping, also secretary-general of the Committee. central of the Chinese Communist Party, during a press conference. symposium he chaired on the development of the Yangtze River economic belt, Thursday in Nan Chang City, is China Jiangxi Province.
Prioritize eco-environmental progress
“The clear waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets.” This central concept in China continued ecological progress has not only led to a dramatic improvement in the country’s environment, but also generated new growth momentum for the world’s second-largest economy.
According to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, China forest area and forest stock continue to grow, with the national forest coverage rate increasing to 24.02 percent and the preserved area of artificial forests reaching 1.314 billion mu, ranking first in the world.
Over the past decade, the country’s energy intensity has been reduced by 26.4 percent. China has become one of the countries with the fastest reduction in energy intensity in the world.
In the meantime, China contributed to around 48% of total new global renewable energy capacity in 2022, says a report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
China is committed to finding a balance between economic development and environmental protection to achieve sustainable development, Francesco La Cameradirector general of IRENA, told China Media Group.
During Thursday’s meeting, Xi highlighted efforts to continue to strengthen overall ecological environment management, improve pollution control in key areas, coordinate water resources, environment and ecology, to firmly promote the prevention and control of air and soil pollution in order to reduce the total quantity. pollutant emissions from the start.
Pursue green development
Transforming ecological benefits and natural beauty into impetus for green development, China has vigorously developed green rural tourism to add more “green” to its ecological progress.
Despite its remote location, Zhongyuan Township, covered in forest and located on a hillside in Jiangxi has attracted flocks of visitors from all over the country in summer.
Located in the hinterland of Jiuling Mountain, with a forest coverage rate of nearly 90 percent, Zhongyuan is cooler in summer, making it an ideal place to develop the “summer economy.”
Data shows there are 721 registered homestays in Zhongyuan resorts, welcoming some 30,000 tourists every summer. More than 640 families in Zhongyuan have started agricultural entertainment businesses, providing work for more than 2,000 people.
Besides tourism, China is advancing its industrial green transformation. For example, clean electricity is produced by erecting photovoltaic solar panels on the water surface, where the water temperature is lower than that of open waters, which is suitable for fish farming because the oxygen content water is higher.
According to the China Electricity Council, from 2006 to 2022, China The power industry has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by around 24.73 billion tonnes.
Stressing the importance of green industrial transformation and upgrading, Xi called for efforts to accelerate the expansion of green and low-carbon industries, develop green technologies and products, and strengthen the potential and endurance of development.