China designates nature as big as France
shanghai - China has identified fifteen areas around which a \u0026 # x27; red line \u0026 # x27; is drawn and where economic development is prohibited. In total, 610,000 square kilometers are now protected areas, almost as much as the area of France. Ultimately, a quarter of China has to fall under the defined areas, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said.
China wants to detoxify large agricultural areas and reduce the use of pesticides. Beijing must feed the mouths of one fifth of the world's population with just 7 percent of global agricultural land.
The country is also engaged in a afforestation campaign and wants to plant trees all over an area as large as Ireland.
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