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China Releases National Sustainable Development Report

Flag of China6 June 2012: The Government of China has released a report titled “The People's Republic of China National Report on Sustainable Development,” in advance of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The report assesses progress made in China since 2001 in implementing the country's national sustainable development strategy.

The report analyzes existing gaps and challenges, puts forward future strategic initiatives, and clarifies China's positions on key issues to be addressed by governments at Rio+20.

The report includes chapters on: the adjustment of China's economic structure and transformation of its development mode; human development and social progress; sustainable utilization of resources; eco-environmental protection and response to climate change; capacity building for sustainable development; international cooperation; and China's stance on Rio+20. [Publication: The People's Republic of China National Report on Sustainable Development (Contents and Forward)] [Publication: The People's Republic of China National Report on Sustainable Development (Chapters 1-8, Annexes)]