Image for representation
China is reportedly using India's example to highlight environmental problems that the world is grappling with today. According to a PTI report, China has put up advertisements in public places highlighting pollution in several Indian cities with messages encouraging people to use low carbon activities which could help controlling pollution levels.
According to the report, one of the ads with a picture of a boy playing cricket over a heap of garbage reads, "The beaches in Mumbai were covered in plastic garbage, teenagers, eager to release energy of youth, had no choice but to play cricket in the garbage heap.”
Another picture shows four persons walking in a sandstorm, infront of a wriiten slogan of the "Ganga Bachao" campaign. The message in the picture reads, “On July 12, 2015, the city of Allahabad in India was hit by sandstorms, the resulting low visibility made it impossible for pedestrian to see each others in the sand.”
The advertisements describes environmental issues faced by other countries as well, including droughts in Australia, and aims to spread awareness about low carbon activities. The advertisements are part of China's strategy to reduce carbon intensity and to contribute towards solving environmental issues such as global warming and rising sea levels, adds the report.