On January 19, The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China released a white paper titled "China's Green Development in the New Era" to comprehensively introduce the concept, practice and effects of China's green development in the new era and share China's experience on green development【Source: The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China】
On January 19, the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China released a White Paper titled "China's Green Development in the New Era." It points out that China is committed to promoting the green development under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to make green a defining feature of the BRI.
The White Paper introduces that China has actively promoted to establish a cooperation mechanism for green and low-carbon development under the BRI, China has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on building green Belt and Road with the United Nations Environment Programme, and reached more than 50 cooperation agreements on eco-environmental conservation with relevant countries and international organizations. China has also launched the Initiative for Belt and Road Partnership on Green Development with 31 partner countries, and established the Belt and Road Energy Partnership (BREP) with 32 partner countries.
According to the White Paper, China led the creation of the Belt and Road Initiative International Green Development Coalition (BRIGC)， founded the BRI Green Development Institute, and launched the BRI Environmental Big Data Platform. China has also helped other partner countries in the BRI to improve their environmental governance capacity and improve their people's well-being. What's more, it actively helps these countries to strengthen the personnel training for green development, having trained 3,000 people for more than 120 countries under the Green Silk Road Envoys Program.
The White Paper also points out that China has formulated the Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road to encourage such green investments in related regions. Also, Chinese enterprises have funded in a batch of renewable energy projects in partner countries and helped them build a number of major clean energy facilities. All these efforts have provided strong support for the green development in these countries.
Translated by Li Tian