Clear Waters and Green Mountains
With the promotion of ecological progress and the improvement of the urban environment, Beijing is becoming an even more harmonious and liveable city than ever before.
In the early spring, every nook and cranny of Beijing bursts back into life. With the deepening of ecological civilisation and the improvement of the urban environment, Beijing is becoming an even more harmonious and liveable city than ever before.
Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets. By the end of 2020, the total area of forest land in Beijing reached more than 1.1 million hectares, with a forest coverage rate of 44.4 percent. According to the draft of the 14th Five-year Plan (2021–2025), the city needs to improve its ecological spatial pattern and form an urban ecosystem that is rich in biodiversity based on ecological conservation areas, forests, rivers, lakes and farmlands. The plan depicts striking views that will materialise before Beijing residents in the near future. Beijing will be more energetic as it will be surrounded by larger areas of forests, and the North Canal, Chaobai River and Yongding River will have improved water quality. The city's urban areas will be places of increased interest for both residents and visitors alike as they continue to be dotted with wonderful wetlands and peaceful parks.