Rural Revitalization Under the Net-Zero Carbon Goal, Dinghai, Zhoushan, China
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Rural Revitalization Under the Net-Zero Carbon Goal, Dinghai, Zhoushan, China

The “Rural Revitalization Under the Net-Zero Carbon Goal, Dinghai, Zhoushan, China” is a practice report under the cooperation of UN-Habitat, Zhoushan Municipal Government and Tongji University. Setting an example for others, the Dinghai District in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, China, has pioneered net-zero carbon rural revitalization efforts. This report thoroughly evaluates their planning and development initiatives through a comprehensive investigation and presents exemplary cases to provide a low-carbon solution for rural areas in island regions.

The practice of promoting rural revitalization efforts in Dinghai under the net-zero carbon goal follows the 3S path, summarized as:

Status: A detailed understanding of the carbon-emission situation and the development stage is fundamental to designing relevant plans and taking effective measures. 79 villages in the Dinghai District are classified into four types - Integrated Development Village, Agriculture-based Village, Tourism-oriented Village, and Service-oriented Village. In light of international and local standards of carbon emission calculation and data availability, a carbon calculation model has been developed for the villages in Dinghai, with its emission characteristics summarized in this report.

Strategies: Drawing on local characteristics and development needs, this report presents a strategy for low-carbon-oriented development and revitalization of Dinghai's villages, which comprises 46 detailed indicators divided into ten aspects and four major categories - energy and resource, low-carbon industry, low-carbon lifestyle, and low-carbon oriented governance.

Smart Actions: Under the guidance of existing strategies, relevant departments of the Dinghai District government and local rural governance sectors have collaborated to facilitate the construction of net-zero carbon villages. This report selects 30 exemplary cases to illustrate the practical implementation of the overall strategy.