Five Provinces & Eight Cities of China Try Low Carbon Economy
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China announced on 10 Aug, 2010 that five provinces & eight cities would try low carbon economy. The list of low carbon economy experiment in China includes: five provinces, including Guangdong, Liaoning, Hubei, Shanxi, Yunnan. Eight cities, including Tianjin, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Guiyang, Baoding.
It's reported that the exact low-carbon implementation plan will be fowarded to National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China for authorization at the end of the month.
The selected five provinces & eight cities for experiment of low carbon economy undertake five specific targets for China: to establish the development plan of low-carbon economy, to establish the related policy to support the low-carbon green development, to establish the industrial system of low-carbon emissions fastly, to establish the data statistics and the management system of greenhouse gas emissions , to stimulate the low-carbon green life style and the expense pattern.
I think the notice of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China announced on 10 Aug, 2010 will be good news for sustainable development in China. It may change the existing model of economy development in China. Surely, it's better for the environment, for China, and for the whole world, after all, there's a population of more than 1.3 billion in China.