Shenzhen’s residents are not only the country’s richest; they are also the most environmentally responsible. So says the proud deputy head of the city’s Reform and Development Committee, who rattled off some impressive statistics today at the opening of the 2019 National Energy Conservation Week.
Yu Jing cited data showing that the city’s rate of energy consumption per unit of GDP dropped by 4.2% in 2018, and it has fallen 12.1% since the launch of the thirteenth Five-Year plan four years ago. Consumption of water was particularly impressive, dropping from 19.95 cubic meters to 8.41 cubic meters per $10,000 of GDP. It also has the cleanest air of the country’s mega-cities.