Quick Facts:

Located to the east of the Pearl River Delta;

China’s first special economic zone; a sub-provincial city; designated in state plan.

In 2015, local GDP: 1.75 trillion yuan; GDP growth rate: 8%; per capita GDP: 149,497 yuan; tertiary industry as share of total: 58.80%; urbanization rate: 100%.

Energy-defaulting city, most resources imported from outside.

Target as reflected in the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration: 

To achieve the peaking of CO2 emissions by 2022;

Develop and implement low-carbon plans and the roadmap; adjust energy structure and promote the use of clean energy; control the emissions of traffic and buildings; promote new energy vehicles; boost massively green buildings; improve carbon emissions trading mechanism.

Bilateral Partnership & Cooperation: 

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