Lishui: explore the path of high-quality green development

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Apr 28, 2020 L M S


Lishui's index of ecological environment ranks the first in Zhejiang province for 16 consecutive years. [Photo/lsnews.com]

Lishui's index of ecological environment has ranked first in Zhejiang province for 16 consecutive years, the economic growth rate has been among the best in Zhejiang, and the growth rate of farmers' income has been leading the whole province for 11 consecutive years.

The data shows the city's positive exploration on the road to high-quality green development. Lishui is in a way the home of the concept of "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets". The city energetically explores the preservation and utilization of ecological assets.

In order to realize the economic value of ecological products, such as fresh air, clean water, a pleasant climate and a beautiful environment, it is necessary to have a scientific and reasonable ecological product value accounting and evaluation system.

Lishui has improved the accounting method of GEP (gross ecosystem product). Through field research, multiparty demonstrations and expert reviews, it has formulated the first municipal technical method of ecological product value accounting in China, and clarified the principle and technical route of ecological product value accounting.

Lishui also set up a comprehensive ecological credit evaluation and application platform in 2019, focusing on removing barriers to the market entry of fragmented natural resources and the problem of "ecological balance".

This excellent ecology performance has attracted many high-tech enterprises to Lishui. According to statistics, in 2019, the city introduced 53 new major manufacturing projects, 127 new national high-tech enterprises and 28 provincial-level research and development institutions.

As well, Lishui Economic and Technological Development Zone introduced 45 new major investment projects with a planned total investment of more than 23 billion yuan ($3.26 billion) in 2019, taking a solid step toward building the "five industrial clusters" of semiconductor full chain, precision manufacturing, health and medicine, the fashion industry and the digital economy.