IPM Director-general WANG Yi gave a talk about China’s strategy of green and low-carbon development at a side event of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) on December 10.
To achieve the goals of its 13th Five-Year Plan, carbon emission peak in 2030 and sustainable development, China should adopt a portfolio solution scheme covering a variety of areas ranging from legislation, administration, policy to technology, emphasized Prof. Wang, who heads a subcomponent of the CAS strategic priority program on climate change Carbon Budget and Related Issues.
It is necessary to follow a roadmap featuring cooperation and win-win development, a new growth model that goes beyond the Paris Agreement and an innovative cooperation and governance model to address global climate, he stressed.
The meeting, a side event of China Pavilion, was organized by the CAS Carbon Project, which was launched in 2011 with the objective of fulfilling the needs for addressing climate change and seeking an optimized approach for sustainable development in China. The five-year project is aimed at tackling a series of cross-cutting issues via joint participation across multiple disciplines. In particular: the quantitative verification of the total terrestrial carbon budget of China; identification of potential for creating/strengthening carbon sinks; improving technologies and methods involved in the creation and strengthening of carbon sinks, as well as reducing the time it takes to achieve the end result; and the uncertain relationship between future global warming and concentrations of greenhouse gases.
While in Paris, Prof. Wang also received interviews by several media, such as France 24, Societie Radio Canada and Swedish National Radio, to voice his ideas and show research findings.