On June 30th, one of the key events of the 17th EU – CHINA Business & Technology Cooperation Fair, the conference ‘The Transition towards Carbon Neutrality – The European Companies’ Contributions’ was held as scheduled at the European Center in Chengdu.
As one of the highlights of this year’s EU – CHINA Fair, representatives from top European companies were invited to share their experience and opinion on carbon neutrality. Audience from different cities, government bureaus and industries, who are already facing or will face the challenges of ‘carbon neutral’ transition, joined the conference.
The first guest speaker, Mr. Di Giovanni, Executive Vice President of ENI Group and Chairman of the Board Directors in China, suggested that in order to make a better transition to a carbon neutral economy, a more pragmatic and developmental perspective way of energy using is needed, as well as investment in the exploration of new technologies and support to innovative enterprises. In many cases, investments on technology, or innovative enterprises will often yield a greater proportion of returns. Nowadays, if a company is really making transition to carbon neutrality, a structural reorganization and a more radical change in the daily production and operation is inevitable.
The second guest speaker was Mr. Weber, CEO of Saint-Goban in Asia Pacific, he shared a study conducted by Saint-Goban. The result shows that majority of the carbon emission of typical building materials happens in the production phase, while the maintenance and operation of the buildings (air conditioning, heating, management behavior) account for about one-third of the carbon emissions. Based on the many studies just like the one mentioned above, Saint-Goban came up with its low-carbon and environmentally friendly solution, by making improvement of building materials, to achieve a carbon-neutral transition.
Mr. He, General Manager of Siemens Building Products Division (West Area), was the third speaker of this session. Mr. He briefly introduced the ‘White Paper on Carbon Reduction Smart Park’, which was compiled with the participation of Siemens. He introduced how the combination of smart hardware and software can enable a wide range of infrastructures to successfully achieve carbon emission reduction at the operational level. Meanwhile, the users can take advantage of the data collected from smart hardware to improve operation flow to further reduce the carbon emission.
The fourth guest speaker was Mrs Han, Senior Vice President of Bureau Veritas in Greater China and Northeast Asia. Mrs. Han shared her observation on the current policies and potential trends of carbon neutrality in Europe and China and shared her insights on potential challenges and opportunities due to the transition towards carbon neutrality in the near future.
The next guest speaker was Mr. Li Hao, Sustainability Manager of Novozymes (China). Novozymes, as the world’s leading bio-innovation solution provider, has been working in recent years to make the production chain of agriculture and industry more low-carbon through bio-innovation solutions. Novozymes is one of the first 29 companies in the world included in the SBTi Science Based Targets initiative. Novozymes’ lates target is to reduce its Scop1 and Scop2 emissions by 65, and 100% green energy supply by 2025, then reduce Scope1 and Scope 2 emissions by 75%, reduce Scope3 emission by 30%. The final goal is to achieve carbon neutral operation by 2050.
Last speaker was Mrs. Di Canossa Head of the Research and Policy Center of the United Nations Development Programme in China. In her presentation, Mrs. Di Canossa highlighted the number of jobs created and the amount of investment attracted by the transition to carbon neutrality in recent years. Ms. Kan pointed out that China and the EU have unique and complementary advantages in the transition process. The strong policy and implementation capabilities of the Chinese government and the innovated and cutting-edge technologies from Europe can make the cooperation between China and the EU a great example of the world’s transition to carbon neutrality, and hopefully can bring the world on the right track of sustainable development.
Along his opening remarks, Mr. Bagnasco, China Europe Carbon Neutral CEO, underlined the huge challenges meanwhile great social and economic opportunities we have in the transition path. Each local development strategies must be tailor made and tuned taking into account specific geographical conditions, heritages, economic and social roles, for shaping new economic growth models, industrial mechanisms, financial approaches, with the aim at preserving our planet then people health meanwhile creating new jobs with higher productivity and value added.
Then Mr. Bagnasco explained as the result will be also a new model to attract foreign and Chinese industries to invest creating new energy, mobility, waste, water, building solution which will be beneficial to have the necessary infrastructures to reach the carbon neutrality target as well as a new and sustainable economic development model with new jobs and also tax revenue.
CNEUCN integrated team of academicians and industries can face such challenges and provide fully comprehensive solutions.
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