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State Council Assigns Key Tasks to Subordinate Bodies and Provincial-level Governments

The State Council issued a notice on 25 March 2021 delegating the key tasks set out in the Government Work Report to provincial-level governments and State Council sub-bodies. The aim is to consolidate the foundations for economic recovery while maintaining sustainable social and economic development.

Among the main targets this year is the management of nature and the environment. The prevention of pollution and environmental conservation is to be strengthened so that environmental quality may be continuously improved. To prevent air pollution, clean energy is set to reach 70 percent for winter heating in northern parts of the country. Likewise, the sorting of domestic waste will be promoted in cities and counties in an orderly manner. This year, China will work out its action plan to peak carbon emissions before 2030 and optimize its industrial and energy structures.

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Official announcement on CBD COP 15

Host country China and the Secretariat of the CBD announced dates for the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity to be convened in two parts in Kunming, China.

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