Hebei donated 570,000 tons of carbon sequestration to help the Winter Olympics

2022-05-14 0 By

Hebei News (Hebei Daily reporter Cao Zhi correspondent Yaweiqiang) Learned from hebei Forestry and Grass Bureau, recently, the Beijing Winter Olympics organizing Committee sent a letter of gratitude to the Hebei Provincial people’s government, to its free donation of 570,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent forest carbon sequestration to the Beijing Winter Olympics organizing Committee.Since Beijing and Zhangjiakou bid for the 2008 Olympic Games, Hebei province has comprehensively promoted afforestation in Zhangjiakou, implementing major national afforestation projects such as national reserve forest base construction, Beijing-Hebei ecological water conservation forest construction, winter Olympics afforestation, Zhangjiakou city and Chengde Bashang area afforestation. Since 2014, 16.43 million mu of afforestation has been completed.To help achieve carbon neutrality for the Winter Olympics, Zhangjiakou commissioned a professional organization to monitor and verify the carbon sink of 509,000 mu of new afforestation, and determined that the carbon sink is about 570,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.At the end of 2021, based on measurement, monitoring and verification reports, the People’s Government of Hebei Province sent a letter to boCOG, officially donating 570,000 tons of carbon sequestration to boCOG free of charge.Through years of unremitting efforts, Zhangjiakou city forest area increased substantially, the ecological environment continues to improve, the winter Olympic core area of forest coverage reached more than 80%, Zhangjiakou city has been strengthened by sandstorm area into block area, air quality in the national 74 monitoring cities ranked first.Pay attention to Hebei news network for the latest news in Hebei.