China News Agency, Beijing, July 15 (Reporter Chen Su) In 2020, China announced to the world that it will strive to achieve the peak of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060.
Some voices pointed out that China's establishment of a "dual carbon" goal may cause some places to adopt radical measures such as production restrictions to reduce energy consumption, which will affect stable economic growth.
On the 15th, the National Bureau of Statistics of China responded to this.
At the press conference of the State Council Information Office held on the same day, Liu Aihua, spokesperson of the National Bureau of Statistics of China and Director of the National Economic Comprehensive Statistics Department of the National Bureau of Statistics, talked about the impact of the "dual carbon" target on China's economy.
She said that the current Chinese economy has shifted from a stage of high-speed growth to a stage of high-quality development. Carbon peaking and carbon neutrality are not only a solemn commitment of China to the world, but also an inevitable requirement for high-quality development and the only way for the modernization process.
"From the current stage of development, China is still the world's largest developing country and has not yet completed the process of industrialization. At this stage, to achieve carbon peaks and carbon neutrality is indeed a very heavy task and a lot of pressure. ."
The data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on the same day showed that China’s capacity utilization rate increased. In the second quarter of this year, the national industrial capacity utilization rate was 78.4%, an increase of 4% over the same period last year and an increase of 1.2% over the first quarter. The quality and efficiency of economic development Overall improvement.
Liu Aihua said that promoting green transformation and development may inhibit the short-term growth of some high-energy-consuming industries and high-emission industries.
But at the same time, green transformation and development will also create new demands and give birth to new industries. Green industries like energy conservation, environmental protection, and clean energy will usher in new development opportunities.
The green transformation and upgrading of traditional industries will also create huge market demand.
"We must seize this historical opportunity, actively respond to challenges, and promote the stability and long-term development of China's economy." Liu Aihua said.