On 18th and 19th May, the 12th WALCC (World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities) & Low-carbon Urban Development Forum, organized by Shenzhen Graduate School Government of Tsinghua University, Social Capital Cooperation Research Center, low carbon economy and the financial risk analysis laboratory of TBSI, WALCC, People’s government of Sanya, China-Britain Business Council and CERX, took place in Sanya. Low carbon experts from governments, Global Top 500, China state-owned enterprises companies gathered in Sanya to share latest concept and successful experience related to the global low carbon development.
Main forum of the event was themed on “One Belt One Road and Low Carbon Innovation” organised by CBBC while other parallel forums covered topics on PPP Financing Model Innovation, Carbon Asset and Green Finance, Ecological Health Tourism and Elderly Healthcare, Recyclable Energies and Circular Economy.
In the “One Belt One Road and Low Carbon Innovation” forum, Wu Meng, Deputy Director General, Department of Cooperation and Development, CCOIC shared with the audiences about their actions regarding to efficiently put forward the Belt and Road Initiative and implement the green development. Later, Jeff Astle, Executive Director China, China-Britain Business Council, shared CBBC’s research outcome on Belt and Road Initiative and pointed out the opportunities and challenges for the collaboration between British and Chinese companies, and there is great potential of development in sectors of infrastructure, financial and professional services, shipping and logistics, energy.
After that, representatives from Tencent, SynTao Green Finance, CDP and Edinburgh University etc, shared their achievement on low carbon innovation and their insights about to apply those experiences when building the Belt and Road. Other UK companies like Atkins, Cushman & Wakefield, RSM and King & Wood Mallesons also joined the event as panelists to carry out in-depth discussion about how UK China can better work together in terms of infrastructure construction, finance and professional services.
In this visit to Sanya, CBBC also organised a meeting with related government departments of Sanya city for the UK delegates. In the meeting, Sanya government officials introduced local recyclable energies, waste treatment and industrial parks projects in details. The attending UK delegates from Atkins and University of Edinburgh also found some concrete business opportunities there.
The 13th WALCC & Low-carbon Urban Development Forum will be held in Edinburgh, UK in Oct this year and we will continue to provide information about local policy and business opportunities in South China. We look forward to your attention and participation.
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