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2019-04 17
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Kunming improves assessment system and promotes waste classification Penalty for illegally placing garbage can be fined up to 50,000 yuan

Date:2019-04

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The “Kunming Municipal Solid Waste Classification Management Measures” (hereinafter referred to as the “Measures”) promulgated by the Kunming Municipal Government of Yunnan Province recently came into effect. The classification standards, division of responsibilities, setting of classification facilities, classified distribution, classified collection, transportation and treatment, Regulations have been made in terms of supervision and management, legal responsibilities, etc. Kunming classifies domestic waste into four categories: hazardous waste, perishable waste, recyclables, and other garbage, and specifies specific criteria for classification. Units and individuals shall be classified and released in accordance with regulations, and shall not be discarded, dumped or piled up at will. The "Measures" stipulates that urban domestic garbage should be collected, transported and classified in accordance with relevant regulations and technical standards. Hazardous garbage should be collected regularly and transported to designated storage and treatment points, and effective pollution prevention measures should be taken to prevent secondary pollution. Rotten garbage should be produced daily and cleared, transported to designated places as required, and used for biological treatment or other innocuous methods; recyclables should be collected regularly and recycled by the renewable resource utilization unit or enterprise. Promote the recycling of recycled products directly into the field of commodity circulation; other garbage should be harmlessly treated by incineration or sanitary landfill. It is understood that Kunming City will implement a system for rewarding points for classification and conversion of urban domestic waste and a system for responsible persons for classified release management. It will also establish and improve an evaluation system for the classification and management of urban domestic waste and incorporate the evaluation results into the government's performance evaluation system in accordance with regulations. Anyone who throws garbage in violation of the regulations on the classification of urban domestic waste shall be ordered to make corrections within a time limit. Those who fail to make corrections within the time limit shall be fined more than 5,000 yuan but less than 50,000 yuan, and individuals shall be fined less than 200 yuan. If the person responsible for management violates the regulations, the comprehensive administrative law enforcement department of the city administration shall order correction within a time limit and may impose a fine of 2,000 to 10,000 yuan. Source:China environment news Date:Apr 17, 2019

2019-04 03
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IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Chinese Authors Meeting Held in Beijing

Date:2019-04

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Recently, the China Meteorological Administration organized a meeting of all Chinese authors on the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to discuss and exchange on the background of IPCC and the participation of Chinese scientists. Representatives from 11 IPCC liaison departments including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment attended the meeting. Yu Rucong, deputy director of the China Meteorological Administration, said that the IPCC assessment report is the scientific basis for the international community to understand the issue of climate change and to promote the construction of a climate change governance system. effect. Chinese authors should be familiar with the IPCC working principles and procedures as soon as possible, actively participate in the main author meeting, and complete the report writing tasks with high quality. At the same time, the IPCC platform is fully utilized to continuously improve the level of scientific research, display the results of climate change research with Chinese characteristics, increase the rate of literature citations, and make positive contributions to guiding the establishment of a fair, reasonable, and win-win global climate governance system. The sixth evaluation report of the IPCC was launched in 2015 and is scheduled to end in 2022. Three working group reports, comprehensive reports, three special reports and methodological reports will be prepared during the cycle. Researcher Zhai Panmao of the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences was elected the co-chair of Working Group I, and 60 Chinese experts were elected as the authors of the report. At present, the special report "Global Warming at 1.5 ° C" has been released in October 2018. The special reports "Oceans and Cryospheres in Climate Change" and "Climate Change and Land" and methodological reports will be completed this year. The three working group reports are scheduled to be completed in 2021 and the comprehensive report will be completed in 2022. Source:China meteorological news Date:Apr 3, 2019

2019-03 15
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Xi stresses strategic resolve in enhancing building of ecological civilization

Date:2019-03

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BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed efforts to maintain strategic resolve in enhancing the building of an ecological civilization and to protect the country's beautiful scenery in the northern border areas. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks when attending a panel discussion with his fellow deputies from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at the second session of the 13th National People's Congress, China's national legislature. The president called for intensified protection of the ecological system, urging people to fight resolutely against pollution. The Party's theory on an ecological civilization has been constantly enriched and improved since the 18th CPC National Congress in late 2012, Xi said. All localities and departments should earnestly implement the Party's arrangement and requirements for building an ecological civilization, pushing it to a new level, Xi said. Building Inner Mongolia into an important shield for ecological security in northern China is a strategic position set with full consideration of the country's overall development and a major responsibility the region must shoulder, Xi said. Fundamentally speaking, environmental protection and economic development are closely integrated and complement each other, Xi said. In the Chinese economy's transition from the phase of rapid growth to a stage of high-quality development, pollution control and environmental governance are two major tasks that must be accomplished, he added. The country should explore a new path of high-quality development that prioritizes ecology and highlights green development, Xi said. With its diversified natural forms including forests, grasslands, wetlands, rivers, lakes and deserts, Inner Mongolia features a comprehensive ecological system formed over a long period of time. Integrated measures should be taken in ecological protection and rehabilitation in the region, he said. Xi underlined a resolute and effective fight to prevent and control pollution, saying prominent environmental issues the people are strongly concerned about must be addressed properly. Source:Xinhua Date:Mar 15,2019

2019-03 14
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Vegetation cover in Sanjiangyuan National Park increasing

Date:2019-03

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XINING -- The latest monitoring data has shown that China's Sanjiangyuan National Park has seen increased vegetation coverage in recent years. Sanjiangyuan National Park, also known as the Three-River-Source National Park, is home to the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang rivers. Climate changing and human activities have caused environmental degradation in the park area since the 1970s. A recent report released by the park said many types of vegetation in the park have been increasing and the ecological environment has become better since the government injected more than 10 billion yuan (1.5 billion U.S. dollars) into environmental protection and restoration. The grassland vegetation cover increased by 27 percent in 2018 and the sward height grew 0.8 centimeters higher, compared with 2017. Vegetation coverage on sandy soil rose by 2 percent, according to the report. The Sanjiangyuan National Park started trial operation in 2016 and is set to open in 2020. Source:Xinhua Date:Mar 14,2019

2019-03 14
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China Energy chief says green measures are key

Date:2019-03

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Ling Wen, president & CEO of China Energy, said the State-owned company will continue its efforts in the clean and efficient use of coal, and will further promote clean energy including hydrogen energy, to meet China's commitment to combat climate change. The company, which was established in 2017 following the merger of Fortune 500 companies China Guodian and Shenhua Group, is now the world's largest producer of coal, thermal power, wind power, coal-to-liquids and coal-to-chemicals. It has solved safety issues in coal production, and made remarkable progress in upgrading efficiency, apart from supplying quality coal to meet increased energy demand resulting from China's robust economic growth, said Ling, a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. "After solving safety and efficiency issues, the main challenge in the coal sector is environmental protection," Ling told China Daily during the ongoing two sessions. He also said the world needs cooperation throughout not only in companies, but also in universities, governments and financial institutions, to address environmental problems such as climate change. Ling predicted that, in China's total primary energy consumption, coal will drop by about one percentage point each year, because as the Chinese economy grows and energy demand increases, the energy mix will optimize to have more renewables. He said China Energy will further improve the clean and efficient use of coal, while facilitating clean renewables such as wind and hydrogen energies. Producing 16 percent of the total coal output in China, China Energy attaches great importance to environmental protection, by adopting effective measures and advanced technologies. Its mining process is 100 percent mechanized, with an intelligent control system, and it has developed techniques to turn the explored underground coal pits into water reservoirs in order to protect groundwater resources. For instance, the 35 water reservoirs in the Shendong coal mine areas in northwestern China hold 27 million cubic meters of water in total, equal to twice the volume of the West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Besides, China Energy also plants trees to protect the ground surface of coal mines, and the average vegetation ratio at its coal mines has increased to more than 70 percent from just 3 to 10 percent before mining. In 2014, the company's Zhoushan Power Plant became the world's first ultra-low emission coal-fired power unit. Now 98 percent of its 163 coal fired power plants have achieved an ultra-low emission standard. As a result, the emission of dusts, sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) - the main pollutants from burning coal - are respectively two, two and 19 milligrams per cubic meter, even much lower than China's emission standards for gas turbines, which are five, 35 and 50 milligrams per cubic meter. Specifically, China Energy has the largest coal-to-hydrogen production capacity in China and in the world. Ling, who is also an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, said as a scientist, he regards hydrogen energy as an "absolute clean" energy because it only has water as a byproduct while being produced and consumed. According to the Hydrogen Council, deployed at scale, hydrogen could account for almost one-fifth of total final energy consumption by 2050, which would largely reduce emissions and contribute to containing global warming. Ling believes China has very great potential in developing hydrogen energy. China is rich in hydrogen resources with an annual production capacity of more than 25 million metric tons. And China has huge hydrogen market demand due to the booming growth of new energy vehicles. China Energy has been working on promoting hydrogen production and utilization in China. It initiated and sponsored the China National Alliance of Hydrogen and Fuel Cell to promote low-cost hydrogen production, transportation, and the establishment of industry standards such as those regarding hydrogen refueling stations. "We are now in the leading position in China's hydrogen energy sector, and we hope we can bring together all parties in the hydrogen community, calling for 'a hydrogen society' in China," Ling said. Source:China Daily Date:Mar 14,2019