Go to a better future for sustainable development

  ——Historical, turning and overall changes have taken place in my country's ecological environment protection

  Author: reporter Zhang Lei 

  【Forge ahead in a new journey and make contributions to a new era】

  In 2021, the ratio of days with good air quality in cities at the prefecture level and above will be 87.5%, a year-on-year increase of 0.5 percentage points; the concentration of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) will be 30 micrograms per cubic meter, a year-on-year decrease of 9.1%; The proportion of water quality sections is 84.9%, an increase of 1.5 percentage points year-on-year; the reduction index of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP is expected to meet the requirements of the "14th Five-Year Plan" sequence... According to data from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the national economy and social development in 2021 The eight binding indicators in the ecological environment field determined in the plan were successfully completed, and the "14th Five-Year Plan" ecological environment protection achieved a good start.

  Entering a new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has made unprecedented efforts to build ecological civilization, placing it at an important position in the overall work of the party and the country.

In the overall layout of "five in one", ecological civilization construction is one of the "places"; in the basic strategy of upholding and developing socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, adhering to the harmonious coexistence of man and nature is one of them; in the new development concept , green is one of them; in the three major battles, pollution prevention is one of the "battles"; in the goal of building a socialist modern and powerful country by the middle of this century, beautiful China is one of them.

  "Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee and under the scientific guidance of Xi Jinping's ecological civilization thought, the consciousness and initiative of the whole party and the whole country to promote green development have been significantly enhanced, the construction of a beautiful China has taken major steps, and my country's ecological and environmental protection has taken a historic and turning point. The changes in nature and the overall situation are mainly reflected in three 'unprecedented'." Sun Jinlong, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, summed it up.

  The measures are unprecedented:

  Strengthen ecological environment protection in all directions, all regions and the whole process

  The environment is the livelihood of the people, the green mountains are beautiful, and the blue sky is happiness.

The changes in air quality in Hebei Province are a vivid manifestation of the Party Central Committee's unswerving approach to ecological priority and green development.

  "We must actively respond to the people's thoughts, expectations, and urgency, vigorously promote the construction of ecological civilization, provide more high-quality ecological products, and continuously meet the people's growing needs for a beautiful ecological environment." General Secretary Xi Jinping's words echoed in my ears. beside.

  Resolutely declare war on pollution!

To this end, my country has mobilized all parties to focus on precise, scientific, legal, and systematic pollution control, and concentrated efforts to overcome prominent ecological and environmental problems around the common people.

  ——Resolutely win the battle to defend the blue sky.

Formulate and implement a three-year action plan to win the blue sky defense war, focus on key areas such as Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei and surrounding areas, the Yangtze River Delta, and the Fenwei Plain, adjust and optimize the structure of industry, energy, transportation, and land use.

  ——Efforts are made to fight the battle for the defense of clear water.

We will thoroughly implement the water pollution prevention and control action plan, solidly promote the river and lake long system, and continue to fight iconic battles such as the protection and restoration of the Yangtze River, the comprehensive treatment of the Bohai Sea, and the protection of water sources.

  - Solidly advance the battle to defend the Pure Land.

Fully implement the soil pollution prevention and control action plan, highlight key areas, industries and pollutants, and effectively manage and control soil environmental risks on agricultural land and urban construction land.

  Through the establishment and improvement of the evaluation and assessment system and accountability system for ecological civilization construction goals, the "Party and government responsibilities" and "one post with two responsibilities" for environmental protection, an institutional system of the "four beams and eight pillars" nature of ecological civilization has basically been formed; more than 30 revisions have been made. The Ministry of Ecological Environment and Resource Protection related laws, so that the ecological environment legal system is becoming more and more perfect... From the ideology, law, system, organization, and style of work, to strengthen the ecological environment protection in an all-round, whole-region, and whole-process, my country has carried out a A series of fundamental, pioneering and long-term work.

  Unprecedented strength:

  Promote the solution of a large number of ecological environment "old and difficult" problems

  On May 6, 2021, the Central Eighth Ecological Environmental Protection Inspectorate revealed that "the over-development of Changyao Mountain in Jinning, Kunming, Yunnan has seriously affected the integrity of the Dianchi Lake ecosystem".

Under the unified arrangement and deployment of the Yunnan Provincial Party Committee, the Yunnan Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Provincial Supervision Commission dug deeply into the responsibilities, work styles, corruption and other issues behind the illegal construction, and recently reported the situation of accountability and accountability.

  Since the start of the "14th Five-Year Plan", the third, fourth and fifth batches of the second round of central ecological and environmental protection inspectors have been launched one after another.

Excessive development and slow ecological restoration, infrastructure construction has shortcomings, blindly launching "two high" projects... Up to now, the central ecological and environmental protection inspector has focused on 17 provinces (autonomous regions) such as Shanxi, Yunnan, Ningxia, and China Nonferrous Metals Mining Group , China National Gold Group, two central SOEs with a total of 91 typical cases.

  "Typical cases are alarm bells and signals. Analyzing these cases will help local party committees, governments and relevant departments at all levels to learn lessons, draw lessons from them, effectively transmit pressure, and force the implementation of responsibilities." The person in charge said.

  As a major reform measure and major institutional arrangement personally advocated and deployed by General Secretary Xi Jinping, the Central Ecological and Environmental Protection Inspector has promoted the solution of a large number of long-term "old and unsolved" ecological environment problems, which has become a "promoting implementation of ecological and environmental protection". The party and government have the same responsibilities" and "one post and two responsibilities" are hard tricks.

  In addition to the central ecological and environmental protection inspector, since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, my country has also regarded green development as an important part of the new development concept, promoting the formation of spatial patterns, industrial structures, production methods and lifestyles that save resources and protect the environment; establish a strict control system , to realize an ecological protection red line to manage and control important ecological space, to ensure that the ecological function is not reduced, the area is not reduced, and the nature is not changed; optimize the development and protection pattern of land space, establish a natural reserve system with national parks as the main body, and continue to carry out large-scale land greening Actions shall be taken to strengthen the ecological protection and system governance of large rivers, important lakes, wetlands and coastal zones, and increase efforts to protect and restore ecosystems.

  Not only domestically, the unprecedented environmental governance efforts are also manifested in active participation in global environmental and climate governance.

"my country has made a solemn commitment to strive to achieve carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060; successfully held the first phase of the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) to promote the establishment of the 'Belt and Road Initiative' All the way 'Green Development International Alliance reflects the responsibility of a responsible power." Sun Jinlong emphasized.

  The results are unprecedented:

  The blue sky, white clouds, clear water and green banks around the people have greatly increased

  The vegetation is lush and the water is gurgling... On the Qingshui River in the ancient town of Ciqikou, Shapingba District, Chongqing, a few egrets are flying in the middle, and citizens on both sides of the strait playing Taijiquan and walking for leisure can be seen everywhere.

According to Yan Bin, deputy director of the Shapingba District Housing and Urban-Rural Development Committee, Gele Mountain, the birthplace of Qingshui Creek, used to have many “scattered and polluted” enterprises. Construction, river regulation, etc., are more difficult.

  To achieve good urban governance, river environmental improvement is imperative.

In 2018, after the previous treatment, Qingshui Creek basically eliminated the black and odor phenomenon.

In order to return the river to the people, in 2019, Shapingba District launched the "Qingshui Green Bank" upgrading project.

"In the next step, we will sign the 'Qingshui Green Bank' PPP project with a third-party enterprise, integrating the concepts of 'sponge city' and 'smart water affairs', and strive to make the water quality meet the requirements of the water function of the basin, so that the masses can share the ecological dividend." Yan Bin said .

  The Qingshuixi environmental remediation case is only a microcosm of the construction of "Beautiful China".

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, my country's ecological civilization construction has entered a period with the greatest efforts, the most practical measures, the fastest progress and the best results.

At the same time, my country's powerful measures to improve the quality of the ecological environment have also been recognized by the international community: in 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme released the "China Kubuqi Ecological Wealth Assessment Report", and China's experience in sand control has become a model; In 2018, the "Thousand Village Demonstration and Ten Thousand Village Improvement" project in Zhejiang Province was awarded the "Earth Guardian Award" by the United Nations.

  Today, a beautiful picture of ecological civilization construction is unfolding in China; a green revolution related to the well-being of hundreds of millions of people has embarked on a journey.

Under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, the dream of the common people "blue sky and white clouds, twinkling stars, clear water and green shores, and fish flying shallowly" is no longer far away, and the great Chinese nation will surely win a bright future of sustainable development. .

  (Reporter Zhang Lei of this newspaper)

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