Shenzhen Government Online
Sustainable Development
From: Shenzhen Government Online
Updated: 2022-11-08 09:11


As an“international garden city”, Shenzhen is accelerating the construction of an innovation demonstration zone under the national sustainable development agenda, implementing the strictest ecological environmental protection system, to create a safe and efficient space for development, a comfortable and livable living space, and an ecological space of lucid waters and blue sky.


The city’s forest area is 774.73 square kilometers, and the greening coverage of the built-up area reaches 43%. A total of 1,238 parks of various types and 2,843 kilometers of greenways have been built.

By August 2022, the average concentration of PM2.5 in Shenzhen dropped to 13.9 micrograms per cubic meter, with an AQI compliance rate of 95.7% and air quality ranking first among first-tier cities in China and achieving advanced levels by developed countries’ standard.


Shenzhen is the first city in the world to have all buses and taxis powered by electricity, and it is also the city with the most complete new energy vehicle industry chain in the world.



Shenzhen's new development model takes ecological conservation as a priority and highlights the coordinated development of the land and the sea, strengthened joint protection and management of local ecology, and increased capacity in disaster prevention. The city promotes the development of green industries and aims to create a new pattern of green development to meet the goals of peaking carbon dioxide emissions and achieving carbon neutrality.


UNIDO-UNEP released the 2021 China Urban Green Competitiveness Index Report, Shenzhen ranked first among 289 cities in China, and took the lead in the China Urban Green Building Development Competitiveness Index Report.


Carbon trading market pilot: Shenzhen has taken the lead in piloting the carbon exchanges and established the most complete carbon trading regulations and system in China, accelerating the climate finance reform.