The World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities (WALCC) and the Shenzhen Low-Carbon Industry Investment Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the low-carbon district development conference.A new district-focused, innovation and development platform was launched to support low-carbon innovation and technology development on 13th, August, 2015 in Shenzhen. WALCC Chairman Professor Kang Feiyu represented the Alliance at the event, delivering a key note address on the role of low-carbon technologies in city development. Professor Kang’s speech addressed the conference’s central theme, that of spurring innovative, low-carbon and sustainability focused research and development work in urban centers.
The conference served as the inauguration of a new development and innovation platform founded by the Shenzhen Low-Carbon Industry Investment Chamber of Commerce, represented by its Managing Director Ms. Zhang Ping. The platform was founded in the interest of drawing investors as well as leading companies and experts in the field of low-carbon technology and urban development to collaborate together in multi-party collaborative projects which utilize the Public-Private-People (PPP) partnership model.
Home to a number of the country’s leading green and low-carbon industry companies and a highly active venture capital investment market, Shenzhen makes for an excellent center for the future of China’s innovative green industry. In addition to spurring technological research and development and creating systemic, integrated solutions for the low-carbon industry, the development and innovation platform will also aim to support cities in encouraging energy conservation and practicing sustainable urban development.
Alongside this announcement, the conference featured a series of keynote addresses delivered by leading experts and professionals in the field as well as a number of and government representatives. Moderated by Professor Huang Haifeng (Assistant Dean, Peking University HSBC Business School and Chairman of Asia, Ecological Development Union International), the conference’s speakers addressed issues related to the development of support infrastructures and service for sustainable, low-carbon urban development, and utilizing PPP partnerships to advance these projects. Speakers included a range of government representatives, including Mr. Yang Tiesheng (Deputy Director General, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China), and Mr. Wang Heqing (District Mayor, Jiangjin District, Chongqing), as well as representatives from leading construction material companies such as Dr. Xiong Yongqiang (Chairman of Jiada Group).
Managing Director Ms. Zhang Ping of Shenzhen Low-Carbon Industry Investment Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Yang Tiesheng, deputy director general, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China
Professor Kang Feiyu