the Chinese superpower, among the largest in the world, is also one of the main culprits of land pollution. Already in 2014, a study by the Beijing Ministry of Environment denounced that more than 90% of 161 cities surveyed in Italy did not reach the air quality levels set by the government, with PM values (the well-known fine particles) 9 times higher than the national limit.
Not to mention water: with two thirds of the polluted Chinese rivers, most of the water resources in the country are unusable, thus preventing access to clean water for 320 million people. Even more serious is the pollution of the earth, with 16 percent of the soil contaminated by polluting substances. A high price for its economic growth, still unstoppable today.
The Paris Agreements in 2015, however, have inaugurated a new course in Chinese environmental policy, which aims to break d
How to achieve this goal?
Through a complex plan of measures taken by the government, including the extensive reforestation of the country, undertaken starting in 2013, and tightened up following the Paris commitments. The aim of the maneuver is to achieve an increase of 2.3 percent of the area's forest area between 2016 and 2020, or over 400,000 square kilometers of additional forests; goal almost reached. In fact, with a total investment of $ 83 billion in just five years, over 338,000 square kilometers have already been repossessed, an area equal to the surface of Italy!
To underline how the industrial and economic development must take into account the protection of the environment, promoting it, at the beginning of the year the "red lines" strategy was adopted: 610,000 square kilometers of nature reserves, scenic areas, forest parks, parks geological and protected wetlands. The project, currently started in 15 provinces of the country, will subsequently be extended to the entire national territory.