The World Economic Forum (WEF) has praised China for its environmental record, despite the country being the greatest polluter on the planet.
“Guided by the philosophy of an ecological civilization, China is paving the way towards building a green, low-carbon, circular economic system. The World Economic Forum’s China team is eager and ready to work with companies and institutions that are prepared to be champions for nature, to translate the insights from this report into reality and move from ambition into action,” a WEF report reads.
“Together, we can build a nature-positive future for China by 2030 and an ecological civilization for current and future generations.”
Surprisingly, the WEF report briefly mentions that over half of China’s energy consumption comes from coal but fails to mention that China remains the greatest polluter on the planet, emitting over 9 billion metric tons of CO2 every year — more than the United States, India, and Russia combined.
Additionally, in a video put out by the Forum, the WEF praises China’s efforts to revitalize the Ulan Buh desert to increase cow production, despite its position that Westerners need to reduce their meat consumption drastically. The Forum has further stated that Westerners need to start eating lab-grown meat within 20 years to save the planet or something.
While this recommendation has been made for China, the Forum apparently is not perturbed by China increasing the cattle population (as the manure will help the country fight desertification), a clear indication that China has no intention to follow the recommendation.
Indeed, in an English video, the WEF slams cows for their methane production, saying that farmers need to start feeding cows red seaweed to stop cows from burping out methane and causing a climate crisis.
They’ve also promoted “potty-training cows to save the climate.” It is unlikely China will waste time doing this either.