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Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, March 23, 2018 (Reporters Chen Fang and Hu Zhe) In order to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, China will build a number of models of sustainable cities. The reporter learned from a press conference held by the State Council Information Office on the 23rd that Taiyuan, Shanxi, Guilin, Guangxi, and Shenzhen, Guangdong became the first batch of national sustainable development agenda innovation demonstration zones.
"Building a national sustainable development agenda innovation demonstration zone is a pragmatic measure to be a responsible big country." Xu Nanping, deputy minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology, introduced. The department selected Taiyuan in Shanxi, Guilin in Guangxi, and Shenzhen in Guangdong as the first batch of candidate regions. The State Council recently approved the establishment of Taiyuan City, Guilin City, and Shenzhen City to build national sustainable development agenda innovation demonstration zones.
"These three cities not only reflect the representativeness of the different geographical layouts of my country's east, middle, and west, but also the typicality of different stages of sustainable development and different types of problems. It can be described as'one city, one theme', so that technological innovation can be fully integrated into the economy. Construction, social and people's livelihood development." Xu Nanping said.
How does "green water and green mountains" become "golden mountains and silver mountains"? According to Zhao Leqin, Secretary of the Guilin Municipal Party Committee, Guilin takes the sustainable use of landscape resources as the theme, focuses on ecological restoration and environmental protection in karst rocky desertification areas, integrates the application of technologies such as ecological governance, green and efficient agricultural production, and implements natural landscape resource conservation, Actions such as ecotourism and eco-agriculture have played a demonstrative effect on achieving sustainable development in multi-ethnic and ecologically fragile areas in the central and western regions.
How to solve the dilemma of "big city disease"? Shenzhen Mayor Chen Rugui stated that Shenzhen takes innovation to lead the sustainable development of mega-cities and focuses on issues such as the relative lack of resource and environmental carrying capacity and social governance support. It integrates sewage treatment, comprehensive waste utilization, ecological restoration, and Artificial intelligence and other technologies will implement projects such as efficient use of resources, ecological environment governance, healthy Shenzhen construction and social governance modernization, and play a demonstrative effect for the sustainable development of super-large cities.
How to transform and upgrade resource-based cities? Geng Yanbo, Mayor of Taiyuan City, introduced that Taiyuan City focused on water pollution and air pollution, integrated applications of sewage treatment and water body restoration, clean energy and building energy conservation technologies, implemented water resources conservation, water environment reconstruction, and green energy use methods. And other actions to play a demonstration effect for the economic transformation and development of resource-based regions across the country.
Source: Xinhua News Agency