China’s environmental watchdog admitted Monday the country had failed to reach any of its pollution control goals for 2006 and had fallen further behind as the economy picked up speed.
Experts have urged the government to make climate change an integral part of its development planning in order to address the problem global warming.
The suggestion comes in response to the grim picture the report of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has painted about global warming.
For the climate to change for the better, the country will use as much clean energy as possible and curb the use of fossil fuels, which is largely behind global warming.
The message was delivered by the country’s top weather official at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office yesterday in Beijing.