As a common greenhouse gas in the air, carbon dioxide (CO2) is the direct cause of greenhouse effect and the key target of energy conservation and emission reduction. From household appliances such as microwave ovens to automobiles and factories, CO2 pollution sources can be seen everywhere. Nowadays, under the concept of green and low carbon, CO2 emission reduction has become a global consensus.
In the morning, put the milk into the microwave oven for heating; at noon, throw the lunch box into the microwave oven, which is time-saving and quick. This may be a common phenomenon for office workers in big cities. The fast-paced life makes the microwave oven occupy an important position in people's life; however, this seemingly harmless and enjoyable way will also pollute the environment.
Recently, environmental protection media reported that a British study showed that carbon dioxide emissions from microwave ovens in all regions of the EU are equivalent to nearly 7 million cars a year, which has a serious impact on the environment. Moreover, the whole life cycle of microwave ovens, from manufacturing to scrapping, is continuously releasing carbon dioxide. Xiaobian realized that it was not only good for health, but also good for environment protection to eat well and refuse fast food.
Moreover, it is not only the microwave oven, the research shows that many small household appliances, such as: boiling water device, hair dryer and so on, cause no less damage to the environment than the automobile exhaust emissions. In order to reduce the impact of household appliances on the environment, consumers must play a more active role.
As we all know, carbon dioxide (CO2) is a common greenhouse gas in the air. When people burn too much coal, oil and natural gas, a large amount of CO2 is emitted, even beyond the capacity of ecological environment. Therefore, CO2 is the direct cause of greenhouse effect and the key target of energy conservation and emission reduction.
To cope with the climate change brought about by CO2, the world has been acting. The UN, together with governments and social institutions around the world, has successively organized the UN climate change conference, signed agreements such as the Paris Agreement, and promoted environmental protection initiatives such as CO2 emission reduction. Countries have also introduced emission reduction policies, developed emission reduction technologies and implemented emission reduction measures. For example, the European Union, the United States and other countries have established carbon emission trading markets as early as more than 10 years ago.
Looking back to China, on the road of energy conservation and emission reduction, China is also making continuous efforts. Before that, China has made a commitment to the world: it will peak CO2 emissions around 2030 and strive to achieve it as soon as possible. In 2030, CO2 emissions per unit of GDP will be reduced by 60% - 65% compared with 2005. A word from a gentleman cannot be recalled. For the country, the flag has been established, more importantly, "green, low-carbon, energy saving, emission reduction" must be the main tone of economic transformation.
In order to control the emission of greenhouse gases and reduce the CO2 per unit of GDP, the national development and Reform Commission issued the assessment and evaluation method for the target responsibility of CO2 emission reduction per unit of GDP. In terms of CO2 emission reduction, this method can be said to be the most stringent standard in history, and "simply and roughly" put CO2 emission intensity into local performance assessment.
At the same time, in the past few years, we have adjusted the economic structure, industrial structure and energy structure; saved resources, improved resource and energy utilization efficiency; actively implemented ecological construction, limited production of factories, green travel, clean heating, biomass heating Through a series of policy measures and actions, China has gradually embarked on a green and low-carbon development path.
At the 2017 annual report on China's climate change policy and action 2017 press conference, Xie Zhenhua, China's special representative for climate change affairs, said that in the past 10 years, China's economic growth has reduced 4.1 billion tons of CO2 emissions.
Now, with the introduction of environmental tax and the launch of carbon market, CO2 emission reduction has added a new "push hand". According to the regulations, the air pollution tax is 1.2 yuan per pollution equivalent. With the in-depth implementation of environmental protection tax, China will continue to improve the carbon dioxide tax and other taxable methods.
Under the guidance of policies, reducing CO2 emissions has become a consensus. As a result, CO2 emission reduction has become the research object of scientists, making it become a high-efficiency energy source; carbon monitoring network is gradually spreading throughout the country, committed to better monitoring of pollution sources; new energy vehicles, pure electric vehicles, shared bicycles become the first choice for low-carbon travel. According to China environmental protection online, although the task of CO2 emission reduction is very arduous and needs to fight for a long time, it is not impossible to accomplish with the efforts of all parties.