Hubei provincial capital; the largest central city and the only city with sub-provincial status in Central China; a megacity on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River;
In 2015, GDP: 1.0906 trillion yuan; GDP growth rate: 9%; per capita GDP: 102,800 yuan; tertiary industry as share of total: 52%; urbanization rate: 79.41%.
An important industrial base and transportation hub; short of energy resources; coal, oil and natural gas supply is all fro outside city; high energy transmission dependency.
Target as reflected in the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration:
To achieve the peaking of CO2 emissions around 2022;
Adjust the industrial structure, improve energy mix, develop green transportation, promote green buildings, promote low-carbon consumption, and promote carbon emission trading.