Shanghai Summit Jan2015

Shanghai Low Carbon Summit: Shanghai and London have come together to stage the Low Carbon Forum on 28-29 January 2015 – a two-day event to examine global best practices in how to develop a sustainable city. The Summit provided a platform for government officials, industry leaders, and distinguished academics to present new policy initiatives, technology solutions, design practices and community efforts in pursuit of a Low Carbon Economy. The Forum drew on global best practices and explored the frontiers of knowledge and technology in the environmental field.

Through a series of formal sessions (Day One) and workshops (Day Two), the Forum explored policy, action, and strategy options by combining design guidelines, investment support, technology innovation and community initiatives to drive low carbon development in all its forms. The first day opened with policy statements by government officials from both China and UK, followed by presentations on environmental challenges and policy trends. The afternoon sessions focused on low-carbon finance, technology applications and case-studies.

During the second day local government officials presented their low-carbon strategies and their specific project initiatives in pursuit of those strategies – sustainable design, low-carbon transport, circular economy and green finance. LCC presented a new project concept – Shanghai Eco-Park: A Showcase Low Carbon Campus – and signed a cooperation agreement with Lingang to pursue this project. Following a series of panel discussions, the Summit ended with a Closing Session focusing on a framework for future information exchange, collaborative efforts, and investment partnerships.

Conference Booklet    
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