The relevant departments directly under the Guangdong Provincial Government will introduce the overall information on green and low-carbon development of the 9 cities in the Pearl River Delta (PRD). All the cities will showcase their achievements in low-carbon and green development, and Shenzhen, Dongguan and Huizhou will join hands to cooperate in facilitating the development of the low-carbon industry, according to Yu Jing, vice director of Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission and director of the Organizing Committee Office of Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Forum, at the press conference for the forum Aug. 24.
Yu introduced that CCTV News has recently used 3 minutes to introduce Shenzhen’s blue sky and comprehensively present the efforts and achievements made by Shenzhen in green, low-carbon and sustainable development. The city cluster in the PRD is a whole and Shenzhen is a part of it. As the saying goes, “a single tree is hard to become forest and only one hundred blossoms represent the arrival of spring”. In this region, particularly when the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has become a strategy for the national development, how Shenzhen plays the core role to promote the low-carbon and sustainable development of the PRD city cluster, how it propels the green and low-carbon cooperation and how it facilitates cooperation in the city cluster have become a focus of attention.
The Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Forum 2015 especially set a special forum for the low-carbon development of the PRD city cluster. Through the forums in the past two years, the 9 cities have reached certain consensus on low-carbon development, developed some action programs and plans and made very good attempts. From the achievements made over the past two years, the 9 cities have also made rather notable achievements in low-carbon cooperation.
Shenzhen will practice Shenzhen Declaration on Green and Low-carbon Development of Pearl River Delta Urban Agglomeration and play a leading role in green and low-carbon development. In the overall planning, in promoting the interconnection of the city cluster in the traffic field, Shenzhen will make more efforts to promote the construction of Shenzhen-Zhaoqing Railway and Shenzhen Maoming Railway, the construction of Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge and Outer Ring and the reconstruction and expansion of Jihe, Shenzhen-Huizhou and Shenzhen-Shantou Expressways. More efforts will be made to ensure the smooth cooperation among the PRD cities.
Shenzhen has also joined hands with Dongguan and Huizhou to organize green and low-carbon cooperation at three neighboring towns namely, Pingdi of Shenzhen, Qingxi of Dongguan and Xinwei of Huizhou. The three cities have held several joint meetings before and reached some consensuses on low-carbon cooperation.
At the same time, it will make full use the conditions of this region as a whole to overall consider the advantages in ecological environmental protection and resources development and protection, and forge a regional demo of coordinated development of economic, social and low-carbon benefits.