(Yicai Global) Jan. 4 -- Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, has unveiled a new plan to reduce carbon emissions through a comprehensive environmental campaign. Predicting the city will reach peak carbon emissions level in 2022, it set out an action plan to keep it below 173 million metric tons by that time through upgrading and rebuilding.
The program includes demonstration projects in industry, energy, living conditions, ecology and infrastructure, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday. Wuhan aims to introduce 40,000 new energy vehicles and 150 charging stations on its roads in four years.
It aims to build a 400-kilometer rail network by 2022 to improve public transport in a city which is regarded as an automotive industry hub where one of China's big four automakers, Dongfeng Motor Corporation, is based.
Wuhan will also ban high-polluting industries such as cement, non-ferrous metals, plate glass and steel by 2022 and prioritize industrial transformation under the new plan.