博客 Blog

China issues first 'green GDP' report

China released its first ever green GDP report on Thursday, which subtracts the cost of natural resources and environmental degradation from total GDP.
The report, jointly released by the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) and the National Bureau of Statistics, indicates that environmental pollution cost China 511.8 billion yuan (US$64 billion) in economic losses in 2004, amounting to 3.05% of total economic output that year, said state media.

"This marks only the beginning of our efforts in a Green GDP calculation," said SEPA deputy director Pan Yue, adding that “our formula is still not complete and we have to keep working hard to improve it."

Now more than ever…

chinadialogue is at the heart of the battle for truth on climate change and its challenges at this critical time.

Our readers are valued by us and now, for the first time, we are asking for your support to help maintain the rigorous, honest reporting and analysis on climate change that you value in a 'post-truth' era.

Support chinadialogue

发表评论 Post a comment

评论通过管理员审核后翻译成中文或英文。 最大字符 1200。

Comments are translated into either Chinese or English after being moderated. Maximum characters 1200.

评论 comments