On June 14, 2022, China released a new national climate change adaptation strategy to build resilience against global warming by 2035. The new strategy, released by China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) together with 16 other state agencies, aiMs. to develop the country as a “climate-resilient society” by 2035, with significant improvements in its ability to adapt to climate change.
Compared with previous the strategy, latest announcement highlights more climate-change monitoring, early warning and risk management. According to the document, the country’s climate change monitoring and early warning capability will reach an advanced level globally, while the climate risk management and prevention system is aimed to mature by 2035.
China first issued a national climate change adaptation strategy in 2013. Since then, the country has made considerable progress in improving adaptation in key regions and industries. However, on average, 300 million people in China are affected by natural disasters every year and the economic cost amount to some CNY 300 billion each year, according to China’s national climate center. In this regard, the new strategy seeks to build a nationwide system to monitor and assess climate change-related risks and improve the whole society’s capabilities to prevent and control natural disasters. Further information (ENG, CHN)