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Former UN Official Hails China’s Fight Against Climate Change

BEIJING, Dec. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — This is a news report from

Erik Solheim, former United Nations undersecretary-general who has visited China many times, said he was impressed by the country’s efforts in tackling climate change in an interview with China Daily.

“China’s tree planting is leading the world and it reins in desert in a way no other nation has achieved,” according to Solheim, who is also president of the Belt and Road Initiative Green Development Institute and former executive director of the United Nation Environment Programme.

China’s forest coverage rate has risen from 12 percent in the early 1980s to 23 percent at present. A 2019 study published in the journal Nature Sustainability found that of the 5.2 million square kilometers of vegetation added to the …

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