Rooted in tradition, China's green roads to the low-carbon future

Source:CGTN 10-05-21 01:46 Updated BJT
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Since the dawn of industrialization, mankind has created unprecedented material wealth. However, this prosperity has come at a heavy cost to nature.

Humans today use as much ecological resources as if they lived on 1.6 Earths, according to Global Footprint Network. This means it now takes the Earth one year and eight months to regenerate what humans use in a year.

Putting forward the idea that "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets," Chinese President Xi Jinping has often reiterated that "protecting ecological environment and pushing sustainable development are our joint obligations." After all, as he puts it, "We only have one Earth."

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng
10-05-21 01:46 BJT
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