China News Service, Beijing, May 27 (Reporter Chen Su) The World Economic Forum launched the "Global Planting of Trillions of Trees" leaders initiative at the 2020 annual meeting.
In response to this initiative, China's special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua, on behalf of the Chinese government, put forward the action goal of "strive to plant, protect and restore 70 billion trees within 10 years" at the 2022 World Economic Forum annual meeting.
How does China achieve this goal?
At the second quarter regular press conference of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration held on the 27th, Wu Xiuli, a first-level inspector of the Department of Ecological Protection and Restoration of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration of China, introduced the goal of "planting 70 billion trees within 10 years".
Wu Xiuli said that the Chinese government has always attached great importance to afforestation and greening work, and has assigned afforestation and greening plans every year. Tending and other measures to increase forest area and improve forest quality.
At the same time, we will further promote the nationwide voluntary tree planting and departmental greening, extensively mobilize social afforestation, and increase the amount of greenery according to local conditions.
Wu Xiuli said that from 2021 to 2025, China plans to afforestation 270 million mu, and forest tend to 100 million mu.
From 2026 to 2030, taking into account the tighter afforestation space constraints, the planned tasks of artificial afforestation will gradually decrease, and the planned tasks such as closing mountains for afforestation and restoration of degraded forests for the purpose of improving forest quality will increase. It is estimated that artificial afforestation and aerial seeding will reach 60 million mu , closing mountains for afforestation, restoration of degraded forests, and forest tending of 210 million mu.
She said that in accordance with relevant technical regulations, the average planting density is 110 trees per mu for artificial afforestation and 100 trees per mu for aerial seeding afforestation, and the average protection and restoration trees are 130 trees per mu for forest closure, 60 trees per mu for degraded forest restoration, and forest tending estimates. 50 plants per acre.
Over the next ten years, China will plant, protect and restore 65.3 billion trees.
Among them, 18.8 billion were planted, and 46.5 billion were protected and restored.
"In addition, voluntary tree planting, departmental greening and social afforestation will plant at least 500 million trees per year, and a total of about 5 billion trees will be planted from 2021 to 2030." Wu Xiuli said that for this reason, China will strive to plant within 10 years. , protect and restore 70 billion trees.
Of these, 23.5 billion trees were planted and 46.5 billion trees were protected and restored.
In order to achieve the goal as scheduled, Wu Xiuli said that the State Forestry and Grassland Administration will clarify the task requirements of land greening, continue to promote the implementation of afforestation and greening on the map above, implement high-quality ecological protection and restoration projects in key areas, and continue to promote "Internet + voluntary tree planting for all", actively Carry out the construction of forest cities and garden cities, improve fiscal and financial support policies, support social capital to participate in land greening and ecological protection and restoration in accordance with laws and regulations, fully implement the forest chief system, and consolidate the responsibility of local party committees and governments at all levels for forest and grass resource protection and development, and continue to develop Land Greening Action.