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The Climate Group announces strategic partnership with the new China Regional Low Carbon Alliance

Date
07 July 2014
The Climate Group announces strategic partnership with the new China Regional Low Carbon Alliance

BEIJING: The Climate Group, in partnership with the Gui’an New Area, is set to announce the creation of the China Regional Low Carbon Alliance, a new initiative to drive innovation and leadership around low carbon technologies.

The alliance will be launched at the Guiyang Eco Forum Global Annual Conference, at the Gui’an New Area and The Climate Group joint event, ‘Redefine Regional Green Growth Leadership’ on July 10.

Chinese provincial and regional governments will be brought together within the new alliance, actively sharing development policies, solutions and knowledge between members that will benefit their region, and stimulate low carbon growth.

Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, said: “China is an emerging leader in the investment of low carbon technologies, and by ensuring a clean revolution is at the heart of their economic plans, China is leading the way in growth while helping to reduce emission outputs.

“The creation of the China Regional Low Carbon Alliance reflects this vision and commitment. The country already boasts the biggest market of clean technologies in the world, the growth value of which is expected to reach US$2.2 trillion by 2020.

“This investment will only continue to secure growth at both regional and national level, and allow the new area governments to come together and innovate, educate and share best practice.”

Gui’an New Area is one of the nine national designated new areas, which were officially established across China to promote regional development in areas including culture, society and politics. The Gui’an New Area, established in January 2014, was nationally tasked with protecting natural reserves and developing an ‘eco-civilization’ – that balances the needs between economic development and an environmentally-friendly society.

At the launch, the discussion will focus on the three core areas the alliance will aim to address; innovative financing, cleantech advancements and infrastructure investment. All nine new area governments of China will become members.

The alliance will also become an affiliate member of The Climate Group States & Regions, a membership network of over 25 sub-national governments that represent 13% of global GDP.

The Guiyang Eco Forum Global Annual Conference, now in its sixth year, will host over 1,000 delegates, including representatives from the nine new area governments, global business leaders and think tanks. 

Key development projects in Gui’an New Area include a big data hub, a new generation of electronic information technology, high-end equipment manufacturing, energy saving and environmental protection features, biological medicine, high-end service industry and the tourism industry.

Earlier this year, The Climate Group published Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, which provides international readers with an overview of key low carbon policy guidelines and priorities the country is adoptingfocusing on the government's pioneering ‘eco-civilization’ concept.

For further information contact:

Jing Wang, 

The Climate Group

Tel: +86 10 6440 3639 ext 8008  
jingwang@theclimategroup.org

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