Forest production in China exceeds US $ 1.1 t in 2018, 2.88% more than in 2017
According to the National Forest and Grassland Administration, Chinese forestry production reached 7.33 billion yuan (about 1.1 trillion dollars) in 2018, 2.88% more than in 2017. Growth However, it took place respecting nature and respecting the Chinese mission of an eco-compatible development imposed by the government, which increased the financial contribution and strengthened the application of the law in the sector.
The laws are also applied above all to avoid the threat of desertification of China. If 10 million hectares have disappeared since 2012, China has planted almost 34 million hectares of forest, bringing national forest cover to 21.66%. Also to achieve this goal, China unveiled a plan in November to improve land greening and enhance national ecological resources.
China is a global leader in changing the trend towards desertification
A UN environmental protection expert said that China’s continued success in transforming sterile deserts into productive land should be emulated around the world, especially by the countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road initiative.
According to the plan in place, China will increase forest cover to 23.04% by 2020, while the volume of forest resources will expand to 16.5 billion cubic meters.
China’s continued success in transforming sterile deserts into productive land should be emulated around the world, especially by the countries and regions involved in the Belt and Road initiative, said an environmental protection expert with the UN.
Last year, a coalition for green development on the Belt and Road Initiative territories was made
Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environmental Program, said he was struck by the “green miracle” in the desert of Kubuqi, the seventh largest desert in China, which saw its total green area increase by over 6,000 square kilometers in the last three decades, according to data from the government of the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.
Solheim said: “China is a global leader in changing the trend towards desertification, as I saw with my own eyes in Kubuqi: people from circumstances so poor and used to living a life with almost nothing to eat once saw the desert like a big threat, ”
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