Huzhou, Zhejiang, December 12 (Xinhua) -- Wang Guanghua, Minister of Natural Resources of China, said on the 4th that the area of construction land used per unit of GDP in China in 4 will decrease by 2022.5% compared with five years ago.

On the same day, the first Natural Resources and Ecological Civilization Forum was held in Yucun, Anji County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, with the theme of "Promoting the Construction of Chinese Modernization in Harmonious Coexistence between Man and Nature", exchanging theoretical and practical achievements in promoting the construction of ecological civilization. Wang Guanghua said at the forum that the relationship between man and nature is the most basic relationship of human society, and in recent years, China has adhered to ecological priority, conservation and intensive, green and low-carbon development.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Natural Resources, China has implemented a master plan for major projects for the protection and restoration of important national ecosystems, centering on the "three zones and four belts" national ecological security barrier. Organized and implemented the integrated protection and restoration project of mountains, rivers, forests, fields, lakes, grasslands and sands, completed the treatment area of 8000 million mu, and the "China Shanshui Project" was selected as the first batch of ten "World Ecological Restoration Flagship Projects" by the United Nations. Nearly 435.2000 million acres of ecological restoration of historical mines have been completed. With 60,<> kilometers of coastline and <>,<> acres of coastal wetlands restored, China has become one of the few countries in the world with a net increase in mangrove area.

In terms of promoting conservation and intensification, Wang Guanghua said that China strictly controls the occupation of cultivated land by various types of construction, implements dual control of the total amount and intensity of construction land, and the area of construction land used per unit of GDP in 2022 will drop by 5.18% compared with five years ago. Strictly control the reclamation to ensure that the retention rate of the natural coastline is not less than 9%. We will steadily promote carbon peak and carbon neutrality, support the development of clean energy such as photovoltaic and wind power, and formulate and implement an implementation plan for consolidating and improving the carbon sink capacity of ecosystems. (ENDS)