Chinese President Xi Jinping has called end of 2021 for a global partnership against climate change
The Chinese authorities have presented a guidance document on how China intends to achieve its carbon neutrality goals according to a new development philosophy that sets out key concrete goals and measures for the coming decades.
By 2030, China’s carbon dioxide emissions will peak, then stabilize and then begin to decline. By 2060, China will be carbon neutral and have a complete green, low-carbon and circular economy, the document said.
It was jointly distributed by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and the State Council.
The plan outlines five important tasks, including achieving a green, low-carbon and circular economy, improving energy efficiency, increasing the share of fossil fuel consumption, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and increasing the capacity of ecosystems to absorb carbon.
Meanwhile, Chinese President has called for a global partnership against climate change.
“The international community must work together to tackle global challenges, in particular terrorism, climate change and threats to cybersecurity.”
Xi said this today in his speech before the solemn assembly on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the restoration of China’s membership in the UN.
“Climate change is a serious signal that nature is giving to humanity,” he said. “Countries around the world must take real action to protect nature, to stimulate green regeneration, green production and environmentally friendly consumption, to promote healthy lifestyles, to create a harmonious model of coexistence between man and nature, and to promote the environment should be an inexhaustible source of sustainable development, “said Xi Jinping.
Experts from China, meanwhile, are developing a method to extract oxygen from lunar soil, writes the South China Morning Post, citing the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC).
The corporation believes that oxygen can be extracted from the lunar soil, which is rich in titanium oxide and iron oxide, by heating to high temperatures (about 2500 degrees Celsius). As a result, according to Chinese experts, it is possible to produce up to 30 kg of oxygen from 100 kg of soil.
Experts note that other useful materials such as silicon, iron and titanium can also be extracted from the lunar soil.
According to CASC, oxygen production can be done with a fully automated solar-powered device.
Beijing is actively developing a national space program, developing meteorological, telecommunications and navigation satellites, as well as lunar exploration technologies.
Chinese scientists are also working on a project to study asteroids and Mars, planning to begin intensive exploration of its surface in the near future.