on december 3, 2016, the 2016 summit of listed environmental companies in china kicked off in zhaoqing, guangdong. the summit was hosted by china environment chamber of commerce (cecc) and organized by zhaoqing municipal people’s government. those who attended the meeting included the relevant officials from the national development and reform commission (ndrc), the ministry of industry and information technology (miit), the ministry of environmental protection, the cpc zhaoqing municipal committee and the zhaoqing municipal people’s government as well as many experts, scholars and entrepreneurs. on the opening ceremony, cecc president and poten enviro’s chairman & ceo zhao lijun made a thorough interpretation of the summit theme—new journey of environmental protection sector in the capital tide.
prospects of environmental protection sector in the capital tide
mr. zhao noted that the environmental protection sector has been surging forward vigorously in recent years, as a large number of companies that faced the pressure of transformation stepped over the industry boundaries into the environmental sector. against such a backdrop, the world’s largest green bond market took shape in china rapidly and industry resources at home and abroad were merged and integrated on a large scale. all of these signs indicated that the capital was very bullish about the prospects of the environmental sector and that the sector was in a good position to embark on a new journey.
mr. zhao lijun attended the dialogue session of the summit.
new journey of the environmental protection sector
the environmental treatment efforts are going deeper from the “visible” pollution to the “invisible” pollution. in the past, most of them focused on the haze in air, foul water in rivers and other visible environmental issues at the center of chinese people’s attention. driven by the target for an overall enhanced environment, the chinese government is launching more initiatives to treat the pollution of soil, underground water and other “invisible” aspects so as to restore ecology in a systemic manner.
environmental service will shift its focus from “brown”—pollution treatment to “green”—creation of better ecology. green development is aimed to guarantee environmental quality while seeking for economic growth. in this way, high-quality ecological experience will become a scarce resource. zhaoqing's green mountains and rivers will give the local economy the later-mover advantages.
mr. zhao lijun gave an interview to a journalist from the xinhua news agency.
the environmental protection sector is the powerhouse of green development
as the sector holds the increasing expectation, it also needs the new source of power. everyone’s pursuit for life of higher quality will add up to the impetus much needed by the supply-front reform and push forward the industry transformation and upgrade. it is the greatest green fuel to the environment improvement.
with the distance already lit up by the chinese dream, it is high time for environmental professionals to rally around and seek for further green development. (source: news center of the strategic development department of the group)