On June 17th, the fourth Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Forum was held in Longgang District, with around 2000 guests from over 40 countries and international institutions attending. This year’s Forum centered in on the theme of Green Innovation: New Momentum for Urban Transformation and Development.
ESI was a major participant at the Forum, participating in the signing of MoUs and inviting Chinese and European officials to the official ground-breaking ceremony of the China EU Future City project. After many years of planning, the construction of the first phase of the project began.
The Forum played host to many keynote speakers. Both the Deputy Director of NDRC Zhang Yong, Mayor of Shenzhen XU Qing gave opening speeches. Audiences heard from other speakers such as former US Vice-President, and founder and chairman of Climate Reality Project, Al Gore, and former UN Deputy Secretary-General Sha Zukang, Director of the National Committee of Experts on Climate Change, former vice president of Chinese Academy of Engineering, academician Du Xiangwan, counselor of the State Council, former Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology Liu Yanhua, Counselor of the State Council, former Vice Minister of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development Qiu Baoxing, and vice mayor of Paris Patrick Krugman. Each delivered key-note speeches on topics regarding green innovation, and balanced urban development.
Some well-known international institutions were also included for the co-sponsorship of this forum. High-level officials and experts from more than 40 international institutions and countries, including United Nations, the World Bank, the United States, Canada, Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, France, and Greece attended the forum.