Sanya ranked 1st in the latest “Green GDP Index Report of 300 Chinese Municipalities” published in Beijing recently.

The report was released by the World Economy Research Center at the Beijing Technology Institute.

The top ten cities, as ranked by the index, were: Sanya, Haikou, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Changsha, Dongying, Wuhan and Weihai. The report showed that the average Green GDP index in 276 cities in 2014 was 0.2776, an increase of 29.8% over that of 2013.

The report showed that resources, environment and the economy are the three main factors that affect the city’s green economic development level.