Li Bin, vice-chairwoman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, led a team consisting of non-Party members of the Committee on Population, Resources and Environment of the CPPCC National Committee to Southwest China's Yunnan province from Sept 14 to 17 as part of effort to inspect the ecological protection of China's major lakes.
At a symposium held during their inspection tour, Li spoke highly of Yunnan's efforts to effectively prevent and control pollution in nine lakes on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.
She urged a strong sense of responsibility for the future of the country and the younger generation and called for a strategic focus on lake governance.
Li stressed the importance of prioritizing pollution prevention, and called for efforts to deal with the sources of pollution, curb pollution, reduce pollutant emissions, and improve relevant management and operation mechanisms.
She called for combining ecological governance with the development of local specialty industries and finding a path that can coordinate ecological conservation and economic development and realize harmonious coexistence between man and nature.
CPPCC members should better perform their duties by offering suggestions on green development, relocation of facilities around lakes, reducing burdens on the lakes, treating sewage, controlling pollution, and improving the urban pipeline network, Li noted.
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