Tackling Challenges for Sustainable Development
2012-06-19 23:10

 Issued on The Indian Express Website, 19 June, 2012

 By Deng Xijun, ChargĂ© d' Affairs of Chinese Embassy in India

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will be held on June 20 - 22, 2012, which is commonly known as Rio+20, treating "green economy within the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication" and "institutional framework for sustainable development" as its two themes. Under the two themes, Rio+20 will assess the progress and implementation gaps in meeting already agreed commitments, address new and emerging challenges, and secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development.

We are aware that uneven development, severe regional environmental pollution, desertification, climate change, population growth, poverty, increased demand for natural resources and energy supply are among the challenges China, India and many other developing countries are facing for sustainable development.

China is committed to pursuing sustainable development as a national strategy. As a matter of fact, sustainable development is embodied