Head of CBCGDF Xie Boyang Instructed the Work of CBCGDF GEP Working Group
2020/10/11 17:59:00 本站

On the last day of the National Day holiday, the head of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) Xie Boyang came to the CBCGDF office again, combined with the development status of Gross Ecosystem Product (GEP) accounting in China, focusing on the significance of GEP accounting for the construction of ecological civilization, had an in-depth discussion with the CBCGDF GEP working group.


Xie Boyang pointed out that GEP accounting not only has a positive guiding significance for the implementation of "Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets" in various regions of China, but also has a positive guiding significance for the development of China's regions, especially the balance of development in the eastern and western regions, and ecological compensation and transfer payments play an important guiding role.


Another point that needs special attention is that since about 1970, humans’ claims to nature began to surpass the critical point of the earth’s ecology. The trend of the past few decades shows that almost every 10 years, this day will arrive one month earlier. The concept of earth overshoot day - the earth entered the current year's ecological deficit on that day, and the earth has been used up this year’s total amount of renewable natural resources - more and more people are paying attention. The continuous advancement of the Earth Overshoot Day is undoubtedly a manifestation of the imbalance between human pursuit of economic development and natural ecological sustainability.


With the continuous progress of society, ecological civilization has become the general trend, and there is an increasing need for active and effective methodology to promote the effective implementation of ecological civilization. Especially in 2019, since the country proposed ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin, as an important ecological barrier and an important economic zone in China, how the Yellow River Basin can achieve high-quality development has attracted attention from all walks of life and even the international community.


During the meeting, Mr. Xie Boyang, Dr. Zhou Jinfeng, the Secretary-General of CBCGDF and Dr. Lu Shanlong also combined the multiple projects carried out by CBCGDF in recent years, clearly proposed that GEP accounting is a high-quality path to achieve China’s ecological civilization construction, and pointed out that it should be based on GEP accounting to further promote the integration of ecological civilization construction plans into the 14th Five-Year Plan.


The "Overall Plan for the Reform of the Ecological Civilization System" clearly puts forward "to formulate assessment methods for the evaluation of ecological civilization construction goals, and to incorporate resource consumption, environmental damage, and ecological benefits into the evaluation system for economic and social development. According to the main function positioning of different regions, implement differentiated performance evaluation and assessment. "


In the context of these policies, CBCGDF has also been vigorously advocating and promoting Gross Ecosystem Product (GEP) accounting, through GEP accounting to effectively adjust the relationship between economic and social development and ecological environmental protection, so that the two can achieve a high-quality balance, and then achieve just the right "Need lucid waters and lush mountains, also need invaluable assets", the value logic of ecological civilization construction.



(Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Maggie