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A project in Jiangxi province is piloting a range of low-carbon initiatives including solar tiles, LED streetlights, bio-waste processors and more, to reduce emissions and improve livability for residents.

Tangcun Village is a front-runner for contemporary developments across the energy, transportation, waste management, agriculture, and tourism sectors in Wuyuan County, Jiangxi. Wuyuan is a county in Jiangxi province that includes several small towns, villages, and swathes of picturesque countryside.

A range of new measures and technologies are being piloted to boost the sustainability of Tangcun Village’s energy and waste management demands. To reduce emissions from energy, solar panels will be installed across rooftops, streetlights, and greenhouses. As part of this initiative, some solar tiles were also installed that have a more congruent aesthetic to match the traditional Chinese roof style. As for waste, bio-processors will produce fertilizer from kitchen and organic waste, and water-saving toilets will be installed throughout the villages.



Furthermore, the introduction of electric vehicle charging stations and new green spaces will benefit residents and tourists alike. Following the experience of low-carbon community design in Tangcun Village, nine further pilots in Wuyuan have been announced.

Tangcun is a village in the Chinese province of Jiangxi where low-carbon initiatives are being piloted to explore the potential of climate action (photo by Wang Heli).

The Challenge

Carbon emissions from Jiangxi’s communities have increased in recent years due to modernization and tourism demand.


Environment Improved waste and water management have reduced pollution and enhanced the quality of the surrounding environment.

Economic Low carbon energy improvements will create jobs in the community and help residents save on electricity costs..

Social Jiangxi’s growing tourism sector received a boost from measures promoting low-carbon travel in the region.