The Chinese UN envoy1 on Monday said Beijing aims to hold a green Winter Olympics in 2022, in which green power will be used in all venues2 to strive for carbon neutrality.
Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the UN, reaffirmed the promise during a UN General Assembly debate on sports for development and peace.
"We will hold a green Olympic Games and prioritize ecological3
consideration, resources conservation and environmental friendliness4
by developing and implementing5
a low-carbon management work plan," Zhang said.
With the work plan, green power will be used in all winter Olympic venues to strive for carbon neutrality, he expounded6
Zhang said China will continue to promote openness in Olympic Games, and through the Beijing games, "we will strengthen sports cooperation and people-to-people and cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world."
He pledged China will create a new window for promoting the Olympic spirit and exchanges among civilizations and mutual7
Moreover, China will combat corruption8
and uphold integrity in hosting the Olympic Games, tighten9 oversight10
of the preparations and adopt zero tolerance11
for doping so that the Beijing Winter Olympic Games will be "as clean and pure as ice and snow," Zhang said.