China will Strive to Establish 100 National Experimental Zones for Sustainable Development by End of “11th Five-year Plan”
According to the news from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MST), China will strive to increase the national-level experimental zones for sustainable development to about 100 by the end of the period of “11th Five-year Plan”. Meanwhile, MST will encourage and support the localities to foster the provincial-level experimental zones for sustainable development of the same quantity in the same period.
Regarding the general task of developing a socialist society of resources-saving, environmental friend and social harmony, the experimental zone for sustainable development will highlight the themes of clean development, safe development and harmonious development, and stress the application and popularization of integrated techniques for sustainable development, so as to build a demonstration site of coordinated regional development of economy and society.
At present, there are 58 national-level and more than 90 provincial-level experimental zones for sustainable development in China, which form the pattern of promoting the sustainable development at both the national and local levels.