Hainan ranks 5th in China’s green development index
Recently, the 2011 China Green Development Index Annual Report was released and Hainan was ranked 5th among all provinces and cities in China in the green development index.
The report, jointly compiled by Beijing Normal University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and the National Bureau of Statistics, is China’s first index system used for monitoring and measuring green development.
According to the report, the other nine provinces ranked by the index are Beijing, Shanghai, Qinghai, Tianjin, Zhejiang, Yunnan, Fujian, Jiangsu and Guangdong.
The green development index system consists of three primary indicators, namely the greenness of economic growth, the potential of natural resources and environment and support from government policies.
Among them, Hainan was rated higher than average national levels with an index of greenness of economic growth ranked No.9 and of the potential of natural resources ranked No.4.