The China Ministry of Ecology and Environment and other 17 departments jointly issued the national climate change adaptation strategy 2035

Recently, the China Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the national development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of science and technology, the Ministry of Finance and other 17 departments jointly issued the national climate change adaptation strategy 2035 (hereinafter referred to as the adaptation strategy 2035) to make overall planning and deployment for the adaptation to climate change from now to 2035.

China has mapped out a strategic plan to enhance its climate resilience, putting emphasis on both adaptation and mitigation in the face of global climate change.

The country will seek to build a climate-resilient society by 2035, with significant improvements in its ability to adapt to climate change, according to the national climate change adaptation strategy 2035 jointly released by 17 departments including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE).

“Adaptation and mitigation are two major strategies for tackling climate change,” wrote an article co-authored by head of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation Xu Huaqing and the center’s researcher Zhou Zeyu on the MEE website.

“Mitigation highlights cutting down emission of greenhouse gas and increasing carbon sink, while adaptation underscores prevention and reduction of the impact and risks of climate change,” the article noted, adding that the two are complementary and indispensable.

 

Source: Xinhua News