Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has achieved global carbon neutrality, Yan Jinhai, head of the regional government, announced during an open forum on Sunday on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ecosystem.

The Namjagbarwa forum on building a national ecological civilization plateau in Tibet began yesterday in Nyingchi city. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Yan said Tibet is capable of making greater contributions to China’s two carbon targets.

Currently, the carbon sink of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau ecosystem is 162 million tons per year, accounting for 8% to 16% of China’s total ecosystem carbon sink, according to experts present at the forum.

Based on data, combined with the conclusions of China’s second scientific survey on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the annual carbon sink of Tibet’s ecosystem in recent years has reached about 47.6 million tons of carbon dioxide, with its emission annual carbon emissions totaling about 11.5 million tons, indicating that the region is truly in a state of carbon neutrality, experts explained.


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