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Ecological civilization is meaningful to China

Updated: 2012-11-19 18:35
( chinadaily.com.cn)

The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China wrote ecological civilization construction into the CPC constitution for the first time. The action indicates how much importance the CPC has attached to the construction of ecological civilization, which has proved to affect people's well-being and the future of China.

Ecological civilization construction is a concept that balances development and nature, which is an indispensable part of the Scientific Outlook of Development. Compared with previous policies on environmental protection, this concept shows progress, for it puts ecological civilization on an equal footing with the civilizations of politics, economy, society and culture.

The fast development of China has taught people that the ecological issue directly concerns people's well-being and livelihoods. The new concept is just a timely response to the awakening environmental awareness of the public.

The people pay more attention to the environmental quality and pollution issues around them and are always ready to take all kinds of measures to defend their legal rights and interests. It requires the authority to attach more importance to the environmental challenges and always put people's interests first.

The government must implement effective supervision and encourage social organizations and individual citizens to join in the construction of ecological civilization.

The governments can also involve more market forces in the environmental protection field.

The pollution rights, carbon emission rights and power prices are all purchasable and thus give the authority plenty of potential to stimulate more enterprises to participate in the ecological civilization construction project.

Translated by Li Yang from 21st Century Business Herald