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Chinese city seeks low-carbon development

(Xinhua)    16:57, July 16, 2019

CHENGDU, July 16 -- Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province said it expects to achieve 90 billion yuan (about 13 billion U.S. dollars) of output value in industries related to environmental protection this year.

The goal is set in an annual plan the city issued recently to build a low-carbon city.

Industries related to environmental protection include new materials, energy conservation, new energy, power plants, public transportation, and greening projects.

According to the plan, 36 measures have been rolled out to promote the green development in fields including industries, energy, city, carbon sink, consumption and mechanism.

The plan has also set specific targets for reducing energy consumption per unit of GDP and carbon dioxide emissions, stimulating clean energy consumption, boosting new energy vehicles, improving air quality, and increasing forest coverage rate.

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