China's southern innovation hub Shenzhen said on Tuesday that it would invest about 111.8 billion yuan (17.8 billion U.S. dollars) by 2020 to improve the environment and social governance.
According to a sustainable development plan published by the city, it will integrate technologies such as waste recycling, sewage treatment, ecological restoration, biological treatment, big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
The city will also improve its service sector and cultivate more talent to support its efforts.
By 2020, Shenzhen will be leading the city in terms of sustainable development in economy, society and environment. It aims to become a world-class innovator city in terms of sustainable development by 2030, according to the plan.
In February, China's State Council approved Shenzhen, Taiyuan and Guilin to build innovation demonstration zones to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a blueprint for eradicating poverty worldwide by 2030.