Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games are important symbolic events of major historical nodes in China, as well as the important opportunity to show national image, promote national development and mobilize national spirit. Besides, it also has strong tractive force for the coordinate development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region
Ecological environmental protection is an important part in the overall planning of Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games. By adhering to the principles of “running the Games in a green, open, shared and honest manner”, the “Lao Niu Winter Olympics Carbon Sink Forest” project, supported by the government, mobilized by charitable organizations and jointly sponsored by social forces, was implemented in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province.
In order to accurately implement the “four requirements” proposed by Liu Dongsheng, Deputy Head of National Forestry and Grassland Administration, for the project, our Foundation and China Green Carbon Foundation, Hebei Provincial Department of Forestry and Zhangjiakou Municipal Forestry Bureau jointly “strengthen process supervision” and stick to the principles of “adjusting measures to local conditions and matching species with the site”, “making scientific allocation and coordinating multiple benefits”, “implementing strict management and saving costs”, and combining “planting, raising and managing”, thus ensuring the quality and effect of project implementation.
Project team of our Foundation participated in land parcel screening of Chongli District in 2016
Project launching ceremony held in Beijing in 2017
Project team of our Foundation examining the composition of soil and growth of nursery stock in Chongli District, Huailai County and Chicheng County in 2018
The project adopts the planting pattern that combines “planting trees with grass and shrubs”. Currently, it has restored over 30,000 mu barren mountain areas and over 2.3 million trees, with over 90% rate of survival. In the crediting period of the project in the next 30 years, it can absorb a fixed amount of about 380,000 tons of carbon dioxide, contributing to maintaining the ecological safety of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, promoting the coordinated development of the economy and society and co-governance of ecological environment in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, improving and beautifying the ecological environment in areas around the sites of Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games, and tackling climate change.
We believe that the implementation of “Lao Niu Winter Olympics Carbon Sink Forest” project will leave a good green impression of the good ecology and beautiful environment in China for athletes and guests from various countries in 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games.