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Wuhan wins C40 and UN awards

2015 was a successful year for Wuhan crowned by the city winning a C40 Climate Leadership Award in December. The city’s mayor Wan Yong attended COP21 in Paris as part of a delegation representing developing cities from China, and confirmed Wuhan’s commitment to low-carbon development when he was presented with the C40 Climate Leadership Award in the category of Solid Waste Management by Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro and Chair of C40. Wuhan also received international recognition by winning the 2015 Chinese Sustainable Development Cities Award from UNDP.

Wuhan has increased its green spaces through land regeneration at the Jinkou landfill site
Photo: Wuhan Municipality
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