2021 CIFTIS Low Carbon Construction and Low Carbon Industry Summit Successfully Held to Help Achieve “Carbon Peak & Carbon Neutrality” in Cities

On the afternoon of September 6, 2021, hosted by the International Green Economy Association (IGEA), the Low Carbon Construction and Low Carbon Industry Summit was held as an important part of the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) at the National Convention Center in Beijing. The summit focused on ways of low carbon development in cities and production empowering the “dual carbon” target. Famous IGEA think-tank experts, representatives of municipal governments and enterprises gathered here to discuss key areas and patterns of low carbon development in cities, present and introduce low carbon industries that support low carbon urban construction, and promote cooperation between low carbon urban construction and low carbon industries. 


Mr. Yanhua LIU, director of National Climate Change Commission and former Vice Minister of Science and Technology of the P.R.C., said, low carbon urban construction plays a guiding role in achieving the “dual carbon” target in China, because cities are both the major carbon emitter and contributor of economic development. And low carbon technology and industry are the major factor to support and promote cities’ low carbon development.


Mr. Baoxing QIU, counsellor of the State Council and former Vice Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China, analyzed the paths and measures to achieve carbon peak and carbon neutrality from five aspects including industry, construction, transportation, carbon sink and waste treatment in cities.  


Government Representatives from Shanghai, Hohhot and Changchun shared their practice and exploration on the integrated low carbon development. 


Just as Mr. Yanhua Liu said, low carbon technology and low carbon industry are indispensable to achieving carbon peak and carbon neutrality. Therefore, IGEA invited eight representative enterprises to share their practice and innovation on industrial low carbon development. 


Dr Mao Daqing, as president of Ucommune, a Chinese listed company providing shared office space for young people, said that effective and efficient utilization of urban buildings such as co-working space, plays a great role in the renewal and reuse of urban buildings. There is no need to scale up new buildings but to utilize those that were built in the past 30 years or those unused space. Ucommune takes advantage of new patterns and advanced technologies to operate those unused spaces to create a new consumption lifestyle and lead the public to contribute to the integrated utilization of buildings. 


Mr. Che Wei, vice president of Danfoss China, a Fortune 500 company, said that Danfoss has set its goal to make all of its production parks and offices achieve carbon-neutral by 2030. At the same time, Danfoss helps its partners achieve sustainable development through a series of integrated green technologies such as energy conservation and energy management, pollution treatment and digital intelligence technology.  


Representatives of Integrated Electronic Systems Lab Co., Ltd., Smart City Research Institute, Baogui Stone Art Co., Ltd., Hubei Green Cold Hi-tech Energy Saving Co., Ltd., Tianjin Greatmen Decoration Engineering, and Qingdao Honghai Curtain Wall shared their practice and contribution to achieving carbon peak and peak neutrality respectively.


Ms. Rong MA, director of Experts Council of the IGEA, former deputy director-general of Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection of the National Development and Reform Commission, hosted the summit. She said, the coordinated development of low carbon urban construction and low carbon industry will contribute a lot to the low carbon economy and the achievement of the “dual carbon” target. In the end, she expressed her hope that more low carbon industries actively participate in the low carbon urban construction to help achieve carbon peak and carbon neutrality in China.

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