Beijing, 8 Aug -- On 15 August, the first National Ecological Day was ushered in, and various forms of publicity and education activities on ecological civilization were carried out in various places.

The main event with the theme of "Green Water and Green Mountains are Golden Mountains and Silver Mountains" was held in Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, and the "Survey and Evaluation of Changes in National Ecological Status (2015-2020)" jointly completed by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and the Chinese Academy of Sciences showed that the national ecological situation was generally stable and improving.

At the main event, the National Development and Reform Commission released the important results of the 3rd anniversary of the major announcement of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, and from 2021 to 2022, the carbon dioxide emission intensity fell by 4.6%, and the "dual carbon" work made a good start. The latest results of Beautiful China construction released by the State Forestry and Grassland Administration show that the quality of China's ecosystem continues to improve.

On the first National Ecological Day, the Supreme People's Court issued the Interpretations on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Cases Involving Ecological and Environmental Tort Liability Disputes and Several Provisions on Evidence in Civil Litigation of Ecological and Environmental Infringement, two important judicial interpretations on ecological environmental protection, further improving the system of rules for the application of laws in ecological and environmental adjudication, and promoting the high-quality development of ecological and environmental adjudication.

The Supreme People's Procuratorate and the State Forestry and Grassland Administration issued the "Opinions on Establishing and Improving the Coordination Mechanism between Administrative Law Enforcement and Procuratorial Public Interest Litigation" on the 15th. The opinions are clear, procuratorial organs at all levels and forestry and grassland departments should focus on key areas of forestry and grassland that infringe on the national interest or the social public interest, especially illegal acts with serious circumstances, bad impact, and refusal to rectify, strengthen law enforcement and judicial coordination and cooperation, and promote the formation of a new situation in the protection and governance of forest and grassland resources.

Recently, the Supreme People's Procuratorate, together with the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, supervised and handled 11 cases of environmental pollution by falsifying automatic monitoring data of key pollutant discharging units. The relevant responsible person of the 3rd department said that relevant local case-handling units should actively respond to the concerns of the people, conscientiously implement the requirements of supervision and handling, strengthen coordination and communication, set up special work classes, form a joint force for law enforcement and judicial crackdowns, punish units involved in cases and illegal and criminal personnel in accordance with the law, and effectively safeguard national ecological security.

In order to welcome the first National Eco Day, various forms of ecological civilization publicity activities were carried out in various places.

On August 8, on the occasion of the first National Ecological Day, the Double Carbon Science Education Base located in Shuangkou Town, Beichen District, Tianjin was officially completed. Through crystal sand table, smart interactive large screen, laser projection, small-scale experiments and other forms, the exhibition hall popularizes the "dual carbon" policy theory, green energy substitution, "dual carbon" inclusive education and other contents. "As an important starting point for promoting the 'butterfly change' of beautiful countryside, the dual-carbon science popularization education base project is of great significance, realizing that the idea of ecological civilization and the knowledge of 'dual carbon' can be deeply rooted in the hearts of the people in a fun and educational way." Li Yue, deputy secretary of the party committee and mayor of Shuangkou Town, said.

On the 15th, a unique ecological and environmental protection art festival kicked off in Hall N of the West Bund Art Center in Xuhui District, Shanghai. The Eco-environmental Protection Art Festival launched 11 eco-cultural art exhibitions in three major art forms: performing arts, installation art and handicraft art, and combined with the sharing and exchange of ecological and environmental protection art development to spread the concept of ecological civilization. Tang Jiafu, Secretary of the Party Group of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment, said that the holding of the Ecological Environmental Protection Art Festival on the first National Ecological Day is to spread the concept of ecological civilization in a lively and novel art form that is popular with the masses through the integration of ecological environmental protection and culture and art.

On the occasion of the first National Ecological Day, the Guangdong Provincial Higher People's Court introduced that the provincial court has accelerated the construction of a cross-administrative regional judicial cooperation and multi-department coordination and linkage mechanism, and the pluralistic and co-governance pattern of "collaborative and co-protection" of the ecological environment has gradually improved. Courts in Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan and Guizhou jointly signed an agreement on the Xijiang Judicial Collaborative Protection Mechanism, carrying out judicial cooperation in accordance with the working principles of "integrated protection of river basins, resource information sharing, and efficient and pragmatic in accordance with law". "Next, we will further promote the pluralism and co-governance of the ecological environment." Lin Biyan, vice president of the Guangdong Provincial Higher People's Court, said.

(Comprehensive reporting by reporters Kou Jiangze, Li Xinping, Gu Zhongyang, Wei Zhezhe, Ni Yi, Zhang Tianpei, Wu Shaomin, Tian Hong, He Linping)

(People's Daily)