Report: China succeeded in cutting carbon emissions in agriculture

Report: China succeeded in cutting carbon emissions in agriculture

BEIJING (Reportase One) – The carbon emission intensity of major agricultural products in China is on a decreasing trend, according to a report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) on Friday (31/3).

“China has succeeded in achieving a low intensity of carbon emissions in agriculture, thereby making a positive contribution to tackling global climate change,” said CAAS Vice President Mei Xurong.

According to the report, China’s gross agricultural product accounts for 9.5 percent of the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP), while total carbon emissions from agricultural products account for only 6.7 percent of China’s total carbon emissions.

China ensured food security and effective supply of essential agricultural products, while achieving low carbon emission intensity in agriculture, the report added.

The report also highlights the important role of science and technology in low carbon agriculture.

The report explained that China invests about 100 billion yuan (about Rp. 217.2 trillion) annually to support the development of high-standard agricultural land. Adopting new technologies enables increased food production while reducing carbon emissions.

In recent years, China has used renewable energy technology to treat more than 500 million tons of organic waste from agriculture and rural areas annually, effectively reducing environmental pollution and carbon emissions, the report added.

Messenger: Xinhua
Editor: Anton Santoso


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