Climate Cooperation China
On behalf of the International Climate Initiative (IKI)

Best Practices of Huangzhong County in Xining City to Deal with Climate Change Risks

Huangzhong County, Xining City, Qinghai Province was listed as a national climate-adaptive pilot city in 2017 and Xining has been listed as the second batch of national pilot cities for ecological restoration and urban repair in the same year. Xining was also included in the national second batch of sponge city pilots in April 2016. After several years of pilot work and low-impact urban construction and development, certain progress has been made in the protection and utilization of urban water resources, and urban disaster prevention and mitigation. In particular, taking advantage of the opportunity of ecological restoration and sponge city construction, Xining has built a “mountain-water-city” integrated urban construction system, which has played an active role in coping with urban high temperatures, alleviating urban heat island effects, and solving urban waterlogging.

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