City Plans to Control Carbon Emissions by Limiting the Number of Vehicles on the Road
The city will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to about 26 tons a day once the national ruling takes effect that will ban official vehicles far a day each week. Government vehicles and other State owned company vehicles will not be used for one day each week in the nationwide campaign that will help curb pollution and conserve energy.
According to a ruling by the 17 ministries and agencies organized by the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission the vehicles will remain parked and will be determined by using the last digit of the vehicles’ license plates. The public servants are then encourage to walk if their destination is only a kilometer away, to use bikes if their trip is 3 kilometers away and use public transportation for longer trips.
There is still no date set on when the ruling will take effect. According to a report the city has at lest 28,500 official vehicles currently in use. Once the ruling takes effect around 4,000 of these vehicles will not be used each day. Last year during the Universiade the city halted the use of around 24,000 official vehicles and reduced carbon dioxide emissions during the length of the games.