How-to China: China's green policies are taking effect | Updated: 2022-01-07 06:30
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Screen grab shows Erik Solheim talking with China Daily reporter Ian Goodrum via video link in Dec 2021. [Photo/]

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As the planet warms, countries are gearing up their efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions and save our environment from ruin. China, the largest country by population, has an important role to play in these efforts and has made great strides in recent years.

Erik Solheim, a former United Nations undersecretary-general who has visited China many times, has been impressed by the country's efforts in tackling climate change.

In an exclusive interview with China Daily, Solheim hailed China's pledge to end international coal financing and shared some of China's green achievements he witnessed personally. He expressed confidence China can successfully establish an ecological civilization.

Here are some excerpts:

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