CHONGQING, August 11, China daily -- A climate expert says that climate change may continue to bring environmental and meteorological risks, especially in 2030 or about 2035.

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BEIJING, July 19, China daily -- Climate modeling shows that a 1.5 °C temperature increase is significantly better than a 2 °C rise but requires greater efforts.

In a joint statement issued with France and the United Nations during the G20 summit in Osaka last month, China committed to enhance its Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement. Prior to that, on April 1, 2019, an international conference for the enhancement of synergistic interaction between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Copenhagen confirmed that it is imperative to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 °C above preindustrial levels to meet the goals set in the 2030 Agenda.

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BEIJING, July 11, Xinhua -- China's efforts to clean up the living environment for rural residents are producing encouraging outcomes, an official with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said here Thursday.
More than 80 percent of the country's villages have launched clean-up campaigns since the end of last year, disposing of over 40 million tonnes of garbage, 30 million tonnes of mud in ditches and ponds, and rubble in 40 million locations, said Li Weiguo, an official with the ministry.

The central authorities issued an action plan to clean up rural environment at the end of last year.

China started construction on over 50,000 garbage treatment facilities and 80,000 sewage treatment facilities in rural areas the first half of this year, Li said at a press conference.

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BEIJING, June 20, China daily -- China published its first-ever guide to implementing carbon neutrality during big events, among other actions to cope with climate change.

Prior to the National Low-carbon Day on Wednesday, the guide was issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), offering event organizers specific measures to reduce carbon emissions, such as providing attendees with reusable daily supplies, double-sided printed materials and vegetarian options.

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SHANGHAI, May 10, China daily -- China will actively participate in Arctic affairs and strive to contribute its wisdom and strength to the sustainable development of the Arctic, Wang Hong, chief of the State Oceanic Administration, said Friday.

Attending the Arctic Circle China Forum held in Shanghai, Wang proposed to conduct joint scientific expeditions to the North Pole and share the observation data with other countries to promote the monitoring and assessment of climate and environmental change in the Arctic in order to deepen the exploration and understanding of the Arctic.

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