Biodiversity’s importance is growing in China’s urban agenda (by Nature)

... Chinese conservation scientists distributed a questionnaire across social-media platforms, asking Chinese citizens how they felt about proposed legislation that would ban the consumption and trade of wildlife in the country ... In 2018 ... amended its constitution to include the goal of becoming an ‘ecological civilisation’ ... some success, most notably in reducing air pollution ... in 2017 ... Beijing’s air dropped by just under 40% from the level in 2013 ... developing marketing materials to change the buying habits of urban Chinese consumers ... Government intervention has proved to be effective in tackling the larger issues, such as air and water pollution ...

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« … car rien ne se crée, ni dans les opérations de l’art, ni dans celles de la nature, et l’on peut poser en principe que, dans toute opération, il y a une égale quantité de matière avant et après l’opération ; que la qualité et la quantité des principes est la même, et qu’il n’y a que des changements, des modifications. »

Antoine-Laurent De Lavoisier 1789, Traité élémentaire de chimie.