Sustainable development in China “facing major challenges”

Sustainable development in China “facing major challenges”

04.06.2012 – China's sustainable development is facing major challenges, the fragility of a natural environment to scarce resources are, said high-ranking Chinese officials in advance of taking place in Rio de Janeiro United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

In a national report, which was published on Friday, to explain the position of the country in terms of sustainable development, it said, that - apart from the eastern coastal areas - most regions of China are still in a middle or early phase of industrialization and urbanization.
The official population of about 122 Million Chinese living in poverty, after the country last year, a 20 Year-old, Rural poverty line was readjusted. China has the umgfangreichste, aging population in the world, more than 100 Million, their social security is on a very low level.

Accounted for by China's fresh water per capita 28 Percent of the world average, the farmland there are 40 Percent, and forest resources 25 Percent.
China's recoverable reserves of oil per capita are in 7,7 Percent of the world average, and reserves of iron ore and copper are each 17 Percent of the global mean.

“River +20 is a warning to Chinese politicians at all levels, that in the race against rapidly deteriorating environmental conditions, time waits for no one”, sagte Yong Rong, the heads of Greenpeace-East Asia Department of Policy and Public Affairs. One had four people in China today drink substandard water line, and environmental disasters cost the country last year alone 2600 Yuan Milliarden (328 Billion €) in losses, she said. “What is missing, is not a strong political will from Beijing, concrete actions at lower levels of government, lead to actual changes”, Yong explained.

The report comes less than three weeks before the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio +20 known.
The event is expected to be approximately 135 Heads of state and up to 50.000 Attract participants, including government representatives, Participants from the private sector and NGOs, to discuss, such as poverty reduction and social justice and environmental protection can be better promoted.
“The conference is a positive, clear and strong signal to send, to revive the new international cooperation … the pillar-like development role of the United Nations and strengthen the global, sustainable development to breathe new vitality”, the report.

After a few rounds of negotiations behind closed doors, negotiators have made over 190 Countries and regions have reached a consensus on an action plan draft, The approval must be completed, if the current world leaders to the most 20. Beginning in June, three-day summit in Rio de Janeiro, arriving.

“All participants should demonstrate sufficient political will … joint efforts and reach a consensus as soon as possible, to move rather than serious issues and problems on the last stage of the meeting”, said Du Ying, Vice Minister of National Development- and Reform Commission, who is also Head of the Preparatory Committee of the Chinese delegation is.
(China Daily)

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