China Water Tower Sustainable Development
Tidehead Guanlan| Sustainable Development of China Water Tower
Here is the source of the mother river of the Chinese nation. The trickles converge into large rivers, giving birth to fertile wild thousands of miles and splendid civilization; here is an important ecological barrier on the snowy plateau, conserving water sources, preventing sand and soil; here is wild The home of animals and plants is the “Gene Bank of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau”. As the “China Water Tower”, Qinghai has an important and unique ecological position and bears great responsibility for the country’s ecological security and the sustainable development of the nation. On June 8, General Secretary Xi Jinping came to Qinghai Lake for inspection, focusing on understanding Qinghai Lake’s ecological and environmental protection.
Qinghai is named after Qinghai Lake. The “Pearl of the Plateau” Qinghai Lake rippling blue waves and flocks of gulls and birds. It is the largest saltwater lake in our country, and it is also an important breeding ground for waterbirds and the main node of migration channels.
Qinghai is the region with the most large rivers in Eurasia. The Yellow River, Yangtze River and Lancang River originate from Qinghai. More than 60 billion cubic meters of clean water flows from here every year, which is equivalent to twice the storage capacity of the Three Gorges Reservoir. .
Qinghai is also an area with the highest concentration of biodiversity in high-altitude areas in the world, with rare animals and plants such as snow leopards, Tibetan antelopes, cordyceps, and snow lotus.
General Secretary Xi Jinping is very concerned about the ecological construction of Qinghai. During the National Two Sessions in 2016, when he participated in the review of the Qinghai delegation, he used two metaphors to describe the importance of protecting the ecological environment-“protect the ecological environment like protecting eyes, and treat the ecological environment like life.”
In August 2016, during an inspection in Qinghai, the general secretary pointed out that the greatest value of Qinghai lies in ecology, the greatest responsibility lies in ecology, and the greatest potential lies in ecology. The construction of ecological civilization must be placed in a prominent position.
Prioritize ecological protection and protect the “China Water Tower”. This is the general secretary’s entrustment and a historical mission.
The national park system is an important content and system innovation of my country’s ecological civilization construction. The Sanjiangyuan National Park is my country’s first national park system pilot. At present, Qinghai has completed the pilot tasks of the Sanjiangyuan National Park and Qilianshan National Park (Qinghai Area), and officially launched the establishment of the park. The preliminary work of Qinghai Lake and Kunlun Mountain National Park has been basically completed, and a new nature reserve system with national parks as the main body has basically taken shape.
In the pilot national park system, Qinghai has realized the ecological environment, land and space control and unified law enforcement of natural resources, broke the situation of “Kowloon Water Control”, and also provided experience and models for the construction of national parks across the country.
Through the national park pilot program, the quality of Qinghai’s ecological environment has been significantly improved, and the population of wild animals has increased significantly. The number of Tibetan antelopes recovered from less than 20,000 in the 1980s to more than 70,000. At the foot of the snow-capped mountains, green grass is shaded, Tibetan antelopes migrate in groups, snow leopards are waiting for opportunities to hunt, bar-headed geese leisurely foraging for food, and water birds and fish live in harmony.
The prosperity of ecology leads to the prosperity of civilization. During the National Two Sessions this year, General Secretary Xi Jinping once again participated in the deliberation of the Qinghai delegation. He pointed out that Qinghai must undertake the major mission of maintaining ecological security, protecting the source of the Three Rivers, and protecting the “Chinese Water Tower”, and is responsible to the country, the nation, and future generations. He emphasized that Qinghai should take the lead in establishing a natural reserve system with national parks as the main body, so that green waters and green mountains will always become Qinghai’s advantage and pride, benefiting the people and the children and grandchildren of Qinghai.
The “14th Five-Year Plan” outline includes a special article to make specific arrangements and arrangements for “promoting green development and promoting the harmonious coexistence of man and nature”, and clearly requires the implementation of sustainable development strategies to promote comprehensive green economic and social development Transform and build a beautiful China. China has also made a solemn commitment to the international community regarding “carbon peak and carbon neutrality” and actively respond to global climate change.
Three days after World Environment Day on June 5th, the general secretary went to Qinghai Lake for an inspection, reflecting the great emphasis on the construction of ecological civilization. The construction of ecological civilization is a fundamental plan for the sustainable development of the Chinese nation. The beautiful pictures of bluer sky, greener mountains and clearer water are constantly unfolding in front of the world.