Located in southwestern Jiangsu province, on the southern bank of the Yangtze River at the tip of the Yangtze River Delta.
In 2015, GDP: 350 billion yuan; GDP growth rate: 10%; per capita GDP: 110,351 yuan; tertiary industry as share of total: 46.90%; urbanization rate: 67.90%.
Short of energy resources; all primary energy supply (coal, oil) relies on import from outside city.
Target as reflected in the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration:
To achieve the peaking of CO2 emissions in 2020;
Establishing a completed and comprehensive city-carbon managing system layered into city and suburban level, industry and enterprise level, and project level. Implement carbon managing mechanisms for enterprises. Implement carbon emission assessment.