Seventeen departments including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology and others jointly issued the “National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2035”, making overall plans to prepare the country to adapt to climate change from the present to 2035.
Based on in-depth assessment of the risks of the impact of climate change as well as the challenges and opportunities of China’s climate change adaptation work, the new strategy puts forward the most updated guiding ideology, basic principles and main goals of China’s adaptation to climate change, and it further clarifies the regional patterns, key areas and supporting measures of the key areas, China Philanthropy Times reported.
To adapt to climate change from now to 2035, the strategy proposes sticking with the basic principles of proactive adaptation and prevention first, scientific adaptation in response to natural changes, systematic adaptation with emphasis on key areas, and coordinated adaptation and joint governance.
By 2035, the monitoring and early warning capabilities will have reached an advanced level, the climate risk management and prevention system will be relatively mature, major climate-related disaster risks will be effectively prevented and controlled, the technology and standard system for adapting to climate change will be improved, and the ability of the whole of society to adapt to climate change will be significantly increased, according to the strategy.
To implement the Adaptation Strategy 2035, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment will work with relevant departments to strengthen overall guidance, communication and coordination, improve information sharing and support, and promote the continuous strengthening of climate change adaptation actions in various fields and localities.