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Wuhan wins C40 Cities Awards

Source: hubei.gov.cn 12/10/2015 04:12:08

Landfill converted into parkland

Wuhan, capital city of central China’s Hubei Province, won the "C40 Cities Awards" at the ongoing 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, for its contribution on converting a landfill into the venue of 10th China (Wuhan) International Garden Expo, according to Wuhan Municipal Development and Reform Commission on December 9, 2015.

As known, the Garden Expo, which is primarily located in the core area of Zhanggongdi Park in Dongxihu District, is being held in an area which was once a landfill but is now a beautiful area filled with splendid gardens; this is something which has never been done before in the history of the China International Garden Expo. Through a massive ecological restoration project, Wuhan was able to convert the 128.5-acre Jinkou Landfill into a park. During the three-year construction process, three important concepts, environmental protection, recycling, and reuse, were constantly emphasized.

Founded in 2005, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of the world's megacities taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.C40 harnesses the assets of member cities to address climate risks and impacts locally and globally. At present, China’s Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Nanjing, Guangzhou are listed among C40 member cities.

The C40 Cities Awards are granted in 10 categories and provide global recognition for cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership, aiming to share highly replicable ‘best practices’ across cities, while drawing attention to outstanding performances that have achieved a high level of environmental success in a challenging context.

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2015 Award Winners

1. Carbon Measurement & Planning - Vancouver - Greenest City Action Plan

2. Adaptation Planning & Assessment - Rotterdam - Rotterdam Adaptation Strategy

3. Building Energy Efficiency - New York - One City: Built to Last, and the Buildings Technical Working Group

4. Green Energy - Washington, DC - District of Columbia Government Wind Power Purchase Agreement

5. Finance & Economic Development - Johannesburg - Green Bond

6. Solid Waste - Wuhan - Ecological Restoration Project of Jinkou Landfill

7. Adaptation Implementation - Cape Town - Water Conservation and Demand Management Programme

8. Smart Cities & Smart Community Engagement - Boston - Greenovate Boston

9. Sustainable Communities - Stockholm - Stockholm Royal Seaport

10. Transportation - Nanjing - Nanjing New Energy Vehicle Promotion

(hubei.gov.cn by Ruan Xinqi)