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Wujin, China Joins UN-HABITAT’s Sustainable Urbanization Initiative

7 July 2010: The UN Human Settlements programme (UN-HABITAT) has reported that the city of Wujin, China, has become the first Chinese city to join "The 100 Cities Initiative for Sustainable Urbanisation.”

Wujin submitted three initiatives it has undertaken in its bid to join. "Help migrant workers, and plan a harmonious future" has provided affordable housing with a decent and dignified living environment for nearly 50,000 migrant workers in the past ten years. In addition, Wujin is taking part in the "The co-development of low-carbon construction and economy” initiative. Despite the fact that economic activity in Wujin has doubled in the last three years, carbon emissions were reduced by 57%. In 2009, carbon dioxide emission intensity was reduced from 5.14 kg in 2005 to 2.30 kg. [UN-HABITAT Press Release]