In an effort to accelerate the development of a green and low-carbon circular economy and hit peak carbon emissions at around 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued a guideline for all-levels of governments.
Namely, the guideline urged efforts to develop green and environmental protection industries, upgrade current industrial, agricultural and service sectors, strengthen the recycling and utilization of renewable resources, accelerate the green upgrading of infrastructure, promote green technology and improve environmental protection laws and regulations.
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What is more, the paper also calls governments to further promote the energy sector’s transformation, giving priority to energy conservation and greatly increasing the proportion of renewable energy, such as wind and photovoltaic power, while developing hydro, geothermal, marine, hydrogen and biomass power based on their local application.
As exlained, all governments should provide financial and policy support to public organizations, companies, universities and other institutions to foster and develop green technologies, such as energy-saving, recycling and waste management and wastewater treatment.
“Energy and resource utilization efficiency in key industries and for key products is expected to reach an internationally-advanced level by 2035, with the green lifestyle deeply planted in people’s minds and a steady decline in carbon emissions”… the paper said.