The story appears on

Page A4

July 6, 2010

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Metro » Public Services

Chongming plans to complete 5 projects

CHONGMING Island plans to complete five low-carbon projects by 2015 in its bid to create sustainable development, Zhao Qi, director of the island, said yesterday.

The projects include a rural community, agricultural land, an industrial park, an eco-tourism zone, and a platform for scientific research, Zhao said at the three-day 2010 Shanghai Chongming Eco-island International Forum.

According to Zhao, the projects will boost living standards on the island.

The resource utilization rate for some projects may reach 100 percent, creating energy savings of up to 70 percent. The new facilities will also provide job opportunities for Chongming residents.

"Chongming has adhered to a low-carbon development path that has brought great achievements in environmental protection, agriculture, green buildings and renewable energy," Zhao said.

Chongming will also integrate green ideas and technologies from the World Expo to boost its economy.

According to Shou Ziqi, director of the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, Chongming's economy lags behind the rest of Shanghai due to lack of infrastructure.

With the opening of the Changjiang tunnel-bridge, which links the island to other parts of the city, carbon emissions are expected to rise as more people visit.

Klaus Toepfer, former secretary of the United Nations Environment Program, introduced a German example of how a low-carbon economy was developed.

Toepfer also said Germany separated industrial and residential areas, increased taxes on carbon emissions and provided government subsidies to encourage residents to use new energy.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend