We will fight hard against pollution


The National Conference on Ecological and Environmental Protection was held in Beijing from May 18 to 19.  

 Marx believes that "man lives by nature", and nature not only provides human beings with sources of living, such as fertile land, rivers, lakes and seas rich in fish, but also provides human beings with sources of production. Natural objects constitute the natural conditions for human existence, human beings produce, live and develop in the interaction with nature, human beings treat nature well, and nature will also give gifts to human beings, but "if man conquers natural forces by scientific and creative genius, then natural forces will also retaliate against man."  We will adhere to the principle of giving priority to conservation, protection and the restoration of nature. We will protect the ecological environment as we protect our eyes and treat it as we treat our lives, so that the beauty of nature will last forever and nature will be peaceful, harmonious and beautiful.

 Theoretical understanding comes from practice, guides practice, and is tested in practice, enriched and developed. The basic principle of Marxism is to adhere to the unity of theory and practice. 

 Whether it is to understand the world or transform the world, we must respect the objective law, at the same time, we must give play to the subjective initiative of people, we must understand the objective law in practice, and with this regularity of knowledge to actively transform the world, which is the concrete application of Marxist materialism and dialectics in practice. 


China is facing both unprecedented challenges and rare historical opportunities in its efforts to promote ecological civilization and protect the ecological environment. The opportunities outweigh the challenges in the battle against pollution. The main challenges facing the present are: environmental problems that appeared in one or two hundred years in developed countries have appeared in China's rapid development over the past 30 years, showing obvious structural, compressed and complex characteristics. The old environmental problems have not been solved, and new environmental problems ensue. As socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era, the principal contradiction facing Chinese society has evolved into the contradiction between unbalanced and inadequate development and the people's ever-growing needs for a better life. This is a historic change affecting the whole situation. The state and situation of China's ecological environment are not optimistic, and there is still a big gap between the quality of the ecological environment and the requirements of building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way and the people's growing needs for a beautiful ecological environment.

 At the same time, China's economy has shifted from high-speed growth to high-quality development, green, circular and low-carbon development has been further promoted, and the macroeconomic environment has become more favorable. In addition, after 40 years of development and accumulation of reform and opening up, China has provided a solid material, technology and talent foundation for solving ecological and environmental problems, and the dividend of ecological civilization system reform has been gradually released, adding a strong impetus for ecological and environmental protection, and China's ecological and environmental protection has entered a stage where it does not owe new debts but also returns old ones. In the historic confluence of the two centenary goals, we must resolutely win the battle against pollution, provide more quality ecological products, and continue to meet the people's ever-growing needs for a beautiful ecological environment.

It is necessary to plan the overall ideas and important measures for the battle against pollution prevention and control, implement the "Party and government responsibilities" and "one job and two responsibilities" of local party committees and governments, and constantly strengthen various safeguard measures

   We should focus on key areas, strengthen weaknesses and strengthen areas of weakness, use a combination of economic, legal and administrative means, and make sure that the quality of the ecological environment can only be improved, not deteriorated. To succeed in the battle against pollution, we must break through conventional methods of warfare, concentrate superior forces, and drive overall progress with key breakthroughs. By 2020, we will achieve overall improvement in the quality of the ecological environment, significantly reduce the total discharge of major pollutants, effectively control environmental risks, ensure that the level of ecological and environmental protection is consistent with the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, and basically achieve the goal of fundamental improvement of the ecological environment and a beautiful China by 2035. By the middle of this century, we will lay a solid foundation for building China into a great modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, harmonious and beautiful.

  The battle against pollution is a big, hard and bitter battle with a tight schedule, heavy tasks and great difficulty, and we must strengthen the leadership of the Party. All regions and departments should strengthen the "four consciousness", resolutely safeguard the authority and centralized and unified leadership of the Party Central Committee, and resolutely shoulder the political responsibility for ecological civilization construction. The main leaders of local party committees and governments are the first responsible persons for ecological environmental protection in their respective administrative areas, and are responsible for the ecological environmental protection work and ecological environmental quality in their respective administrative areas. They must faithfully implement the decisions and arrangements of the Party Central Committee on fighting the battle against pollution. Do important work personally deployment, personally ask about major issues, personally coordinate important links, and personally supervise important cases.

 A successful battle against pollution concerns the vital interests of the people and whether the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects can stand the test of history. It is an unconventional threshold that China's economy must cross from a stage of high-speed growth to a stage of high-quality development. It is necessary to raise awareness of the urgency, complexity, and difficulty of fighting the battle against pollution, and continuously strengthen the legal, financial, scientific and technological support, and institutional team guarantees for ecological and environmental protection.