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Graduating Country

As the second largest economy in the world, China has positioned itself as a forerunner of sustainable development, guided by the national development vision known as “Ecological Civilization”. In 2015, the Chinese Government expressed its interest in joining PAGE, starting at the provincial level in Jiangsu, the second-richest province in the country. Characterized by a dense network of rivers, lakes and waterways, Jiangsu has a strong resource base but is faced with several challenges, including high population density, environmental degradation and a reliance on heavy industry. China joined PAGE in 2015 and is now a Graduating Country.

The partnership in Jiangsu Province has contributed to progress towards SDG 4 (Quality Education), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production), 13 (Climate Action) and 17 (Partnerships for Goals).

  1. 2022

    PAGE China celebrates its graduation ceremony. On this occasion, PAGE China holds the PAGE Academy in collaboration with Tongji University to build capacity for green economic development, provide the knowledge and skills needed to promote environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive economies, and enhance international exchange. The online academy takes place from 14 to 18 November 2022.

  2. Jiangsu Province Department of Ecology and Environment’s Work Plan for Promoting Carbon Peaking and Carbon Neutrality published

  3. Opinions on Promoting Green Development’ an overarching guidance document released by Jiangsu Provincial Government

    ‘2015-2017 Green Economy Progress Measurement for Jiangsu and Fujian Province, China’ published in Chinese and English 

    Webinar held on textile industry in cooperation with the China National Textile and Apparel Council

  4. Pilot study finalized, applying the International Framework on eco-industrial parks (EIP) to evaluate the sustainability performance of four Jiangsu industrial parks

    International seminar on Green Industrial Parks held to launch two PAGE reports

    Workshop on Green Development held as a platform for cross-sectoral dialogue, learning and information exchange

    National sustainability strategy developed

  5. 2018

    Jiangsu Green Industrial Park Assessment Study and Policy Guideline finalized

    Exchange between Jiangsu Province and South Africa to support GEP tool application in South Africa

    Green Industrial Park Workshop held in Suzhou, Taizhou, Huai’an, and Changshu

    Strategy paper and working plan of the Green Industrial Park Coalition developed

  6. 2017

    Second phase of PAGE project launched focusing on greening industrial parks

    Provincial Green Economy Academy held

    Green Economy Progress (GEP) Indicators adapted at provincial level

  7. 2015

    Jiangsu province joins PAGE

    Launch event and joint scoping mission held

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