Chinese forestry officials are suggesting they will try to strengthen cooperation with the international community to battle desertification.
Wushan county in the northern part of Chongqing is being held up as an example of how eco-tourism can help eleviate poverty in rural areas of China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed ongoing efforts in building an ecological civilization by adhering to green development concepts.
China's anti poverty campaign and increasing urbanization have brought huge challenges to the country's rural areas.
For the past 5 years, the world's second largest economy has been trying to repair its environment, once contaminated due to unsustainable development.
China will actively develop clean energy and improve energy efficiency to push green development and lifestyles, President Xi Jinping said Wednesday.
The local government in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has reported tremendous progress in ecological restoration and transformation.
President Xi Jinping called on the public on Wednesday to stick to the tradition of planting trees in spring amid the government's continuous efforts to build an ecological civilization.