Session of Shanghai Forum---Low Carbon: The Way of China’s Economic Development to Global Environmental Changes
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The session of Shanghai Forum -- Low Carbon: The Way of China’s Economic Development to Global Environmental Changes, was jointly organized by Fudan Tyndall Center, Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission and University of East Anglia on May 28, 2017.   Dr. Jiang Ping, associate professor of Fudan Tyndall center and Dr. Jiang Kejun, professor ofthe Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission co-chaired the sub-forum. Renowned experts and scholars from the United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, Holland and Brazil were invited to join the session.  


At the session, experts and scholars from all over the world delivered academic speeches and discussions on the theme of "Low Carbon: China's only economic development way faced with global environmental change". During the first session of the speech, senior expert Professor Nishioka Suzhu from Global Environmental Strategies Institute of the first gave a case of Japan that mainly introduced the benefits of low carbon social transformation, put forward that China can learn from Japanese experience to promote low-carbon technological development by more internal and external advantages in the low carbon energy transformation, combined with efficient utilization of the limited resources, and increase in infrastructure, technology, human resources and other aspects of the investment. From the Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission Director Zhou Dadi and the Professor Qi Ye from the Public Administration School of Tsinghua University School, also explained the development road for China reaching to carbon emissions peak in 2025, pointed out the need to reduce the ineffective investment, and to carry out a series of measures such as promoting green low-carbon building development, limting housing construction scale, reducing the dependence on external demand, putting restrictions on highly energy-consumption exports. In addition, Chinese and Korean scholars delivered their own views on low carbon economic development in Asia, and pointed out that the Chinese low carbon economic development first need to strive to improve the international competitiveness of low carbon technology, especially the local patent quality. Meanwhile, the government still needs to create a better intellectual property environment to promote independent innovation ability, then strengthen international cooperation, improve the external competitive environment. As for the second session of the speech, experts and scholars continued to discuss low-carbon development in a broader context. Vice Chancellor Professor Philip Gilmartin from the University of East Anglia spoke highly of the Fudan Tyndall center in low carbon research achievements, introduced a lot of academic research and technical practice examples at the University of East Anglia in response to climate change. Professor Jose Puppim de Oliveira from Brazil University of Rio proposed green development and carbon emission interaction problems, and pointed out that in the past three years Chinese per capita emission is slowing, but the economy is still rapid growing, which is a kind of typical green growth. He also pointed out that the low carbon transformation should be supported by innovation and structural change, at the same time, government should pay attention to climate change in the process of urbanization, providing more infrastructure and services. After that, experts and scholars from the State Ministry of Industry, Peking University and Shanghai Economic and Trade University continued to make research reports on China's low-carbon economic development and low-carbon technology applications. All participants were free to speak at the end of the meeting and discussion, and proposed that we should strengthen mutual exchanges, create more opportunities for research cooperation. At the same time the guests have also said that the Shanghai forum is a good platform for academic exchange, and thanked the Fudan University and the Shanghai Forum Organizing Committee for the successful organization and arrangement of the forum.