As we know, or as we are engineered by media to know it, China has been consistently on the top, having pushed America to second, as a ‘second-to-none’ in terms of carbon dioxides produced by its rapidly expanding industrial activities. Despite the billion-tonne excess, China has also been unparalleled in terms of growth in green businesses, renewable energy in particular. Now, there is one new field Chinese government attempts to approach: to build a billion-dollar futuristic city, with spacious, lush green spaces and multitudinous skyscrapers, and energy-efficient electricity system. Based in Tianjin, this prototype will serve as a catalyst – among some others already established, such as Songdo in Incheon, South Korea and Masdar in Dubai, UAE – whether going ‘green’ is sustainable with increasingly expansive urban growth in parallel line.
Read it at BBC Future.