Shandong NPC deputy calls for forest farm reform
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-03-07Print Print
Exploring new paths for forest farm reform will contribute to the country's efforts in peaking carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060, said Sun Jianbo, a deputy to the 13th National People's Congress and director of the Yuanshan Forest Farm Development Strategy Committee in Zibo, Shandong province.
Sun Jianbo, a deputy to the 13th National People's Congress and director of the Zibo Yuanshan Forest Farm Development Strategy Committee [Photo/Dazhong News]
According to Sun, the farm staff has worked hard and taken bold steps to further the reform of State-owned forest farms, promote green development, and increase its carbon-sink capacity.
Sun has visited major forest farms across the country in the last year to look at how to make better use of non-forestry land in forest farms, properly plan new energy power generation projects, and improve overall advantages. One of the pilot projects is a 50-meter-wide, 70-kilometer-long fire exclusion zone in the Yuanshan Forest Farm.
Leaded by Sun, the Yuanshan Forest Farm signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Baiyanghe Power Plant of Huaneng Shandong Power Generation Co in early February.
The two sides will work closely on clean energy and carbon sequestration, as well as continue to develop new ways to transform ecological values in order to contribute to regional ecological and energy upgrading and transformation.
"In my research, I found that State-owned forest farms have the advantages of large forests, contiguous lands, and rich resources, and are mainstays in China's ecological civilization construction. Making full use of these advantages is the key to achieving high-quality development of State-owned forest farms in the new era," Sun said.