The Fourth Green Development Forum Held in Xining
Following the opening ceremony of the Fourth Green Development Forum and 2019 Xining Investment Fair for Urban Development, the Fourth Green Development Forum was held in the morning of July 19, 2019. Wang Xiao, member of the Standing Committee of Qinghai Provincial CPC Committee and Secretary of Xining Municipal CPC Committee attended the forum. Zhang Xiaorong, Deputy Secretary of Xining Municipal CPC Committee and Mayor of the People’s Government of Xining, Wan Bentai, former Chief Engineer of Ministry of Environmental Protection and member of the National Environmental Advisory Committee, Hou Li’an, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor of the PLA Rocket Army Engineering University and Director of the Rocket Army Logistics Science and Technology Research Institute, Yin Weilun, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Director of the Department of Agriculture under Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Li Xiaonan, Director-general of the Forestry and Grassland Bureau of Qinghai Province, delivered keynote speeches respectively. Xiao Jianjun, Deputy Director General of China Environmental Monitoring Center, presided over the forum.
Zhang Xiaorong made a keynote speech entitled Adhere to Taking Ecological Protection as Priority and Accelerating Construction of Green Development Model City, he said: Xi Jinping's thought on eco-civilization is the foundation of the CPC and the nation to promote ecological civilization construction and ecological environment protection, as well as build beautiful China. As the capital city of Qinghai, Xining carries nearly 40% de jure population and more than 50% of the total economic output of Qinghai with 1% of the land area of the province. It is the region with the highest intensity of human activity on the plateau and the guarantee and advancement base of Qinghai's ecological civilization. Standing on a new starting point, the people of Xining will follow the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, firmly establish the Four Consciousnesses (All regions and all governmental departments have steadily strengthened their consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, uphold the leadership core, and keep in alignment.), constantly strengthen the Four Self-confidence (Self-confidence on path, theory, system and culture) , and resolutely achieve Two Maintenance (resolutely maintaining General Secretary Xi Jinping’s core status in Party Central Committee and maintaining the authority and centralized and unified leadership of Party Central Committee), take Two Absolute (Always loyal to the CPC; resolutely consistent with the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core) as the standard, with the Two Absolute embodied as the carrier, comprehensively implement the major requirements on Four Down-to-earth Tasks (Solidly promote the sustained and healthy development of the economy, promote the ecological environment protection in a down-to-earth manner, solidly protect and improve people's livelihood, and strengthen and standardize the political life within the party.), have a deep understanding of the thought that "Ecological is like water while development is like a boat". With green development model cities as carriers, the construction of ecological population transfer land of acceptance in Qinghai, ecological protection construction guarantee and service base will be accelerated to make more space for the ecological protection of Qinghai and provide stronger economic support. I hope that everyone will get involved because of the forum, go around Xining and take a look at it, experience the concrete practice of building a green development model city in Xining, conduct extensive dialogues and exchanges, enhance cooperation and consensus, and strive to build a beautiful world with clear waters and brilliant mountains.
At the forum, Wan Bentai made a keynote speech entitled National Air Pollution Situation and the Task of Management and Tackling in 2020. With the comparison of five sets of data, he vividly pointed out that the air pollution problem has seriously affected people's physical and mental health, and it was urgent to control air pollution. Air pollution prevention and control work was the primary task in all parts of the country. They would work hard to solve the problems that people concerns greatly, and at the same time he clarified the tasks of management and tackling the national air pollution by 2020.
Hou Li’an made a keynote speech entitled Emerging Technology Guarantees Green Development of Drinking Water Safety. He pointed out that the current drinking water safety problem caused by environmental pollution had attracted more and more people's attention. The traditional tap water treatment process could effectively reduce the turbidity, chroma and impurity content, but the treatment effect on micro-polluting such as organic pollution was not ideal. He introduced what healthy drinking water is from the simplest to the complex, including the questions such as how can we ensure that water is healthy? What do government departments need to do? He delivered a lively class on healthy drinking water for everyone.
The attendees were benefited from Yin Weilun's keynote speech entitled Green Development of Ecological Civilization. He started from the theme of the forum, Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets, made deep elaboration and analysis on building sustainable development of human with eco-civilization, industrial civilization and agricultural civilization. His opinion won bursts of applause that green GDP would certainly replace the current general GDP that ignores the ecological cost, and the widespread promotion of green GDP should be taken instead.
Li Xiaonan made a keynote speech entitled New practice of Eco-protection in Qinghai in the New Era. He started from the ecological strategy and layout of Qinghai, and made an in-depth explanation on the importance of the source of the Three Rivers to the future development of the Chinese nation and the construction of the model National Park Province. He said that at present, they have comprehensively promoted the pilot construction of the national park system. The splendid picture of the model National Park Province had been fully rolled out and would soon become a beautiful card for China to go global.
The official leaders from Xining City, including Ma Jian, Cao Jiansong and Duan Fada, etc., delegates from national and international friendship cities and associations, famous academicians, industrial experts and managerial staff from enterprises and foreign guests and businessmen attended the forum.