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To build a "Beautiful Tianjin", breakthroughs have been made in the construction of a modern ecological liveable Tianjin. Symbiosis between human and nature has become a universal practice. Environment friendly space patterns, industrial structures, production methods, and lifestyles have taken shape.
The beautiful Tianjin, with a blue sky, green trees and clean water, will be more and more liveable and ecological. In the past 5 years, Tianjin has been unprecedented in its resolution and efforts to harness environmental pollution. The speed of environmental improvement Renmin Park has been the highest in history. The number of days with standard air quality has increased from 145 in 2013 to 209 in 2017, while the average annual PM2.5 concentration dropped by 35.4%. By the end of 2017, the forest greening rate in the city hit above 28%, and the green coverage rate in the built-up area exceeded 40%. With a farsight to achieve long-term benefits for the generations to come, Tianjin adheres to the path of sustainable development, protecting natural resources while accelerating the construction of a beautiful Tianjin.
As a low-carbon pilot city, while building a "Beautiful Tianjin", Tianjin accelerated energy saving and emissions reduction in 6 aspects: low-carbon industrial production, clean traffic, green buildings, intensive services, reduction of major pollutants, extensive application of renewable and new energy resources. As a result, Tianjin's environmental quality remained stable while its economy developed rapidly.
Tianjin adheres to the path of green development characterized by low carbon emissions, environmental protection, intensiveness and efficiency. According to the "Greenhouse Gas Emissions Control Plan of Tianjin for the 13th Five-Year Plan Period", by 2020, the city's rail transit mileage will reach 375 kilometers, the mileage of special bus lanes will reach 194 kilometers, and the CO2 emissions per unit of GDP will be 20.5% lower than in 2015.
In addition, Tianjin vigorously promotes the development of green energy-saving industries such as wind power, photovoltaic power, and smart grids; actively develops green buildings; establishes the entire industrial chain of new energy vehicles, promotes the use of new energy vehicles, and has built more than 3,000 public charging piles in 5 years.
Tianjin also attaches importance to energy saving and emissions reduction; promotes pilot low-carbon industrial parks; focuses on energy saving and consumption reduction in key energy-using units; solidly develops environment-friendly schools, green restaurants, and model energy-saving public institutions. As a result, Tianjin has become one of the first carbon emissions trading pilot cities in China. Since its carbon emissions trading market was put in operation in 2013, Tianjin has accumulated rich experiences in reducing carbon emissions costs through market mechanisms, offering reference in green low-carbon development all over China.
Tianjin is a national demonstration pilot city for circular economy. Through the development of pilot demonstration projects, the city's circular economy industry system improved day by day. Waste residues, water, gas, and bulk solids from industry, agriculture and forestry are recycled comprehensively on a large scale. "Urban mineral resources" have been utilized on a remarkably higher level.
The comprehensive utilization rate of major industrial solid waste resources has reached over 98%, which is among the best in China. A diversified multi-layer circular economy pilot demonstration system has come into being in Tianjin. Ziya Circular Economy Industrial Zone, SDIC Beijiang Power Plant, Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area and Lin' gang Economic Zone have passed the acceptance check and become national pilot demonstration zones of circular economy. Intelligent management of household waste classification has been implemented in Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Jinnan District is one of the first pilot districts in China of harmless treatment and utilization of restaurant kitchen waste. More than 100 businesses were involved in the municipal demonstration pilot programs of circular economy, and more than 10 parks started upgrading projects of recycling.