UN honors China's ambitious ecosystems restoration project

The Shan-Shui initiative, which translates to "mountains and rivers", was recognized as World Restoration Flagship at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) underway in Montreal on December 13. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Inger Andersen said: "The World Restoration Flagship Shan-Shui initiative demonstrates the tremendous economic benefits that can come when humanity lives in harmony with nature."

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