GUIYANG, China, July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A report from Huanqiu.com:
According to the 2015 Paris Agreement, all countries need response to the threat of climate change, keep the global average temperature within 2 degrees Celsius from the pre-industrial level, and work hard to control the temperature rise within 1.5 degrees Celsius.
To explore the role of Guizhou in Green and Low-carbon Development, a journalist from Huanqiu.com went to Guizhou for an interview.
As one of the first batch of ecological civilization experimental areas in the country, Guizhou is actively building a clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient energy system. Clean energy accounts for 52.9%, which is 8.1 percentage points higher than the national average.
In addition, Guizhou Province is developing the wind power and photovoltaic power generation industries. Guizhou’s new energy installed capacity exceeded 15 million kilowatts in 2020, with 78.93 billion kilowatt hours of clean energy generated, and carbon dioxide emissions reduced by 61.54 million tons.
A technician of Pingqing Photovoltaic Power Station inspects solar panels in Weining in southwest China’s Guizhou province
Guizhou Province has actively explored a new model of "Internet + ecological construction + targeted poverty alleviation" in recent years. Through a single-plant carbon sink targeted poverty alleviation project in the province, the annual sales of carbon sinks amounted to 41.26 million kilograms, and the annual tradable carbon sinks amounted to 12.378 million yuan.
The journalist of Huanqiu.com interviewed Zhiliang Wu, a poor household in Datang Village, Guizhou Province. He joined the single-plant carbon sink precision poverty alleviation project. Recently, carbon sinks have been sold, and funds have been put into special bank accounts.
"In the past, I only hoped that the tree would grow up quickly so that it could be used to repair the house. I didn’t expect that taking good care of the tree could make money now," Zhiliang Wu said.
In the face of global climate and environmental issues, Guizhou Province’s achievements in ecological construction and low-carbon development have become a model and backbone for China.