Shenyang Listed as Eco-City Demonstration Project by UNEP
Recently in Shenyang, Dr. Harry, Officer of the United Nations Environment Program, awarded a certificate of UNEP Eco-City Demonstration Project to the Municipal Government of Shenyang, making Shenyang the only Chinese city listed in UNEP’s Eco-City Demonstration Projects. This project was proposed by UNEP in view of the rapid development of recycling industry in China, with the theme of constructing an eco-city of “zero emission”. Currently, the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer at the UNEP has confirmed that the Economic and Technological Development Zone of Shenyang and the High and New Technology Development Park of Shenyang are part of the Eco-City Demonstration Project. Initiated in June 2009, the contract will last for three years. It is expected that the involvement in the project will bring remarkable economic, environmental, and social benefits to the two development zones of Shenyang.