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China issues guidelines on region-specific environment management


China plans to adopt a region-specific approach to environment protection and ecological conservation, according to guidelines released on Sunday.

By 2025, the country aims to designate the areas that should be covered by ecological conservation, especially areas that are subject to high resource consumption, severe environmental pollution and ecological damage, according to the guidelines. By 2035, the system will be implemented nationwide, offering the foundation for the country's efforts to build a more beautiful China.

The guidelines include 18 detailed policies in six aspects, including promoting high-quality development, ensuring high-level protection of the ecological environment, and strengthening supervision and assessment.

Adopting a region-specific approach to environmental management and enforcing red lines to protect ecosystems, the quality of the environment, and rational resource utilization are crucial, according to the guidelines.

The guidelines were jointly issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council.

(With input from Xinhua. Cover image via CFP)

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