Buzzword | "Forest chief" scheme 林长制


Local residents stroll in Xujiahui Park in downtown Shanghai. [Photo by Xing Yi/]

Shanghai will increase its forest coverage and per capita greenery area by implementing a "forest chief" scheme, municipal officials told a news conference on Oct. 14.


Deng Jianping, director of the city's greenery and public sanitary bureau, said the forest coverage in Shanghai aims to reach 19.5 percent by 2025 and 23 percent by 2035. The target for per capita greenery area is 9.5 square meters by 2025 and 13 square meters by 2035.


China started exploring the "forest chief" scheme in Anhui and Jiangxi provinces in 2017. Top Communist Party of China or government officials at provincial, city, county or township levels should assume the role of forest chief in their areas of administration.


The plan was later expanded nationwide. In January, the general offices of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council released a guideline on comprehensively implementing forest chiefs across the country.


Video: China's "forest chief" scheme safeguards greenery, enriches foresters

Video/Xinhua (published on March, 2021)

Related expressions

forest coverage rate  森林覆盖率 (请戳往期链接)

ecological red line strategy  生态保护红线战略 (请戳往期链接)

ecosystem restoration  生态系统恢复 (请戳往期链接) 


global climate governance  全球气候治理  (请戳往期链接)

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Source: China Daily