Xinhua Silk Road - Belt and Road Portal, China's silk road economic belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Website Xinhua Silk Road - Belt and Road Portal, China's silk road economic belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Website
Subscribe CustomBlackClose

Belt & Road Weekly Subscription Form

download_pop

Research ReportCustomBlackClose

The full edition of the report is available at Xinhua Silk Road Database. You can click the “Table of Content” to have a general understanding of it.

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

My Favorite China's Brands
Policy

China to continue promoting afforestation, protecting forests: official

March 12, 2021


Abstract : China will continue promoting afforestation and protecting forest resources to improve the quality of ecology and environment, a forest official said.

BEIJING, March 11 (Xinhua) -- China will continue promoting afforestation and protecting forest resources to improve the quality of ecology and environment, a forest official said.

Through decades of afforestation, China's forest coverage rate has risen from 12 percent in the early 1980s to 23.04 percent currently, said Liu Dongsheng, deputy director of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, in a recent interview with Xinhua.

The country has seen its forest stock volume hit 17.56 billion cubic meters, boasting the world's largest area of planted forests, Liu said.

Liu attributed such progress to persistent nationwide afforestation efforts, adding that China's forested area and forest stock volume have kept growing for 30 consecutive years.

Stressing the remaining problems of unbalanced afforestation and ecological fragility, Liu said that the country will plan for the lands to be afforested scientifically, and take into full consideration different areas' water resource carrying capacity.

The country will also combine nature's self-healing with human-induced vegetation restoration, and tailor afforestation measures for different natural conditions.

Citing China's pledge to increase the forest stock volume by 6 billion cubic meters by 2030 from the 2005 level, Liu said the country will maximize the use of wastelands and abandoned mines for afforestation, and step up measures to prevent forest fires and pests.

Stricter quota management will be imposed on forest logging, while efforts will also go into improving the value realization mechanism for ecological products, Liu added. Enditem

Scan the QR code and push it to your mobile phone

Keyword: afforestation

Reading:

SSE, Belgrade Stock Exchange sign MoU on pragmatic cooperation in multiple fields

Exor N.V. invests 541 million in the footwear Group Christian Louboutin to expand its business in China

China's auto industry to see steady growth this year: S&P report

S.China's Guangxi establishes alliance for 5G industry development

​China to promote construction of comprehensive science centers

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to [email protected] and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Ask Us A Question belt & road login close

If you have any questions, please enter them in the box below.

Identifying code Reload

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to silkroadweekly@xinhua.org and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial