China has embarked on an ambitious strategy to promote Low Carbon Zones, where green-design practices, renewable energy applications, and recycling-reclamation programs can achieve zero-carbon-emission targets. This strategy is being pursued with the same zeal as Special Economic Zones that were instrumental in fueling China’s economic miracle through the Reform Era. Low Carbon Zones constitute the new transformational frontier, leading China’s transition from an energy-intensive economy to a low-carbon economy.

Supporting the development of Low Carbon Zones is an important part LCC’s mission. To this end, we help local governments develop low-carbon strategies involving green-development, clean-technology, renewable-energy, resource-conservation and green-finance. We help translate these strategies into action through specific project initiatives, where we draw on our international community for design, technology and finance.

We are currently working with Lingang, Shanghai, and actively pursuing partnerships with other local governments to engage in overall strategy development as well as specific project implementation efforts. We are also cooperating with local goernment to develop new project concepts, like Shanghai Lingang Eco-Park that is planned to become a global destination with cutting-edge environmental technologies in display.

Lingang New City: This waterfront city near the Pudong Airport has the full support of the Shanghai Government to become a showcase low-carbon demonstration zone. Lingang has a three-pronged strategy to achieve low-carbon emission targets: embrace green design-construction practices, develop a fossil-fuel-free local transport system, and implement recycling-reclamation programs. We are now engaged in specific project initiatives to attract new technology and green finance through our international network, fostering partnerships with companies with proven records.

Shanghai Lingang Eco-Park: Through technology promotion and information exchange, we strive to create a symbiotic cluster of technology companies that includes leading MNCs as well as emerging SMEs, a fully serviced and supportive environment that is conducive to innovation. The campus will provide a mix of R&D labs, production space, office buildings, conference halls, an exhibition center, and educational facilities for a wider global audience. The design incorporates low-carbon materials, innovative renewable energy applications, and advanced building management systems.