China News Service, Lanzhou, February 28 (Reporter Feng Zhijun) Niu Yun, Director of the Regulations and Standards Division of the Gansu Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment, said on the 28th that in 2023, Gansu will speed up the construction of the regulations and standards system to provide strong support for the construction of a modern environmental governance system. .

Up to now, a local regulatory system covering all elements of ecological environment protection including water, air, soil, and ecology has been basically established.

  On the same day, the second press conference of 2024 of the Gansu Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment was held in Lanzhou.

According to reports, in the past year, Gansu has coordinated pollution control, ecological protection, and response to climate change, focusing on key areas and key areas such as Yellow River Basin pollution prevention and control, ecological protection of Qilian Mountains, and carbon peak carbon neutrality, and coordinated efforts to promote carbon reduction, pollution reduction, With green expansion and growth, the province’s ecological environment quality has steadily improved, and the ecological security barrier in the western region has continued to be strengthened.

  At present, 92.68% of the 41 state-controlled sections in the Yellow River Basin in the province have excellent water quality, and the water quality of the mainstream outflow section has reached Class II for eight consecutive years.

In mid-August 2023, the Tao River merged into the Yellow River from Liujia Gorge, Yongjing County, Linxia Prefecture, Gansu Province, and the intersection of "two dragons playing with a pearl" was seen at the mouth of the river.

Photo by Yang Na

  Niu Yun said that in 2023, on the basis of preliminary research and demonstration, combined with the promulgation and implementation of the "Yellow River Protection Law", Gansu took the lead in promoting the promulgation of the "Gansu Province Yellow River Basin Ecological Protection and High-Quality Development Regulations" in nine provinces and regions along the Yellow River. Provide legal guarantee for ecological protection and high-quality development in the Yellow River Basin of the province.

At the same time, the construction of local legislation and supporting systems for the prevention and control of noise pollution was carried out, and a team of experts was organized to conduct research and drafting of the "Regulations on the Prevention and Control of Noise Pollution in Gansu Province (Draft)".

  In order to strengthen the prevention and control of motor vehicle exhaust pollution, protect and improve the atmospheric environment, Gansu promotes legislation on motor vehicle exhaust pollution control, realizes legalization and refinement of motor vehicle exhaust pollution control, and actively responds to the severe motor vehicle exhaust pollution in the province In response to the practical needs of the situation, we organized and carried out research on the drafting of government regulations "Measures for the Prevention and Control of Exhaust Pollution from Motor Vehicles and Non-Road Mobile Machinery in Gansu Province (Draft)".

  In order to improve Gansu's biodiversity protection legal system, make up for the shortcomings of the current single legislation, strengthen the top-level design of biodiversity protection, so as to comprehensively and systematically promote the province's biodiversity protection work, better implement biodiversity protection projects, and enhance Ecosystem diversity, stability, and sustainability promote the harmonious coexistence of man and nature, accelerate the promulgation of biodiversity protection regulations in the province, and organize legislative research on the "Gansu Province Biodiversity Protection Regulations (Draft)".

  Niu Yun said that Gansu continued to strengthen the construction of the ecological environment standard system last year.

The "Gansu Province Local Ecological Environment Standards Work Plan (2023-2025)" was formulated and issued, and more than 80 standard projects were reserved.

In addition, breakthroughs have been made in standards in the field of climate change and ecological protection supervision, and the local environmental standards system has been further improved. A work team within the system that is familiar with environmental protection expertise and masters standardization knowledge and can effectively provide technical support has gradually taken shape.