Yancheng, September 9 (Zhongxin Net) -- The round table of the Global Coastal Wetland Cities Alliance was held in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province on the afternoon of 26 September. Representatives from 25 coastal wetland cities in five countries, namely China, Japan, South Korea, Croatia and Italy, exchanged and shared typical cases and successful experiences of their respective cities around the theme of "Discussing Green and Low-carbon Development and Drawing a Beautiful Blueprint for Cities Together", and jointly discussed new ideas for promoting green and low-carbon development and new paths for promoting international cooperation in coastal wetland cities around the world.

Dalian City, Liaoning Province has been listed as a World Natural Heritage Site for the Yellow (Bohai) Sea Migratory Bird Habitat (Phase II) of China. Liu Dongli, Vice Mayor of Dalian, shared that the city has adhered to the lead in the past 10 years, taken the green development path of high integration of ecological civilization and economic construction, and promoted the synergy of high-level protection and high-quality development of the ecological environment. Today, the city's good ecology has led to an increasing number of biological populations. "The number of sika deer in Lianhuashan is running, the number is increasing, Zhuanghe, Changhai and Lushun are the migration sites of the yellow-billed egret, which is a national first-class protected animal, and our beautiful city has become a beautiful home for the harmonious coexistence of wild animals and human beings."

The roundtable of the Global Coastal Wetland Cities Alliance was held in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province on the afternoon of the 25th. Photo by Yu Congwen

According to the mayor of Chakovetes, Croatia, Lereka Cividini, the management and conquest of the natural environment by humans has brought consequences, overwhelming the natural disaster defense barriers. Industrialization and urbanization in the 19th and 20th centuries led to a significant reduction in the area of forest around the city of Chakovets, and the intensive agricultural production in the second half of the 20th century, the construction of hydroelectric power plants and the management of rivers almost depleted wetlands.

"Fortunately, there has been a change in awareness of the importance of environmental protection and sustainability, which requires us to avoid reducing or destroying natural habitats, causing climate change and polluting the environment." "In this transformation process we are experiencing, our goal is not only to make up for the mistakes of the past, but also to ensure sustainable growth in the future. ”

Shenzhen is one of the first low-carbon pilot cities in China, with rich experience in green and low-carbon development and coastal wetland protection, and the Futian Mangrove Forest International Important Wetland in the region is also an important "wintering ground" on the north-south migration route of international migratory birds in the eastern hemisphere. Zhang Jinzhou, Deputy Secretary-General of Shenzhen Municipal Government, shared the city's modernization practices and prospects for promoting harmonious coexistence between man and nature.

Mayor of Sado City, Japan, Ryugo Watanabe, shared how Sado Island has halved the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, allowing the crested ibis to fly over Sado Island again. Since the release of 2008 crested ibises on Sado Island in 10, more than 500 crested ibises have now flown in the skies of Sado, making it one of the daily sights of Sado Island.

Yancheng, Jiangsu, the venue of this event, is located on the coast of the Yellow Sea in eastern China, with three major ecosystems: ocean, wetland and forest, and has the largest coastal wetland on the west coast of the Pacific Ocean and the edge of the Asian continent with the best ecological protection, and is a "World Natural Heritage Site" and "International Wetland City". "As the kidney of the earth, wetlands have always regarded them as treasures, and we have cared for them with great care and care." Zhang Mingkang, mayor of Yancheng City, said that the city has continuously opened up a new development track of "chasing the wind and chasing green", and the green and low-carbon transformation has continuously presented a new situation, and is accelerating to show the world the realistic picture of coexistence and coexistence between man and nature, coastal wetlands and modern cities.

"A lot of production affects the sustainability of the planet, and I think it's crucial to conserve resources and energy." Kim Tae-seok, former speaker of Jeju Province and representative director of Jeju Daily, said, "Although saving resources and energy requires us to overcome many inconveniences, we can enjoy a better global environment and live a happier life. (End)