Advising the city of Zhongshan in China on how to meet its low carbon economic ambitions
Because of our breadth of skills and experience at the Carbon Trust, we are able to provide strategic advice and support that cuts across many of the issues related to the transition to a low carbon economy. In 2016 we signed a memorandum of understanding with the municipal government of the city of Zhongshan, a manufacturing hub in China’s Guangdong province, to support them on developing low carbon industry, services and technologies, as well as creating a low carbon city benchmarking scheme.
We have been working with Zhongshan since early 2015 on a number of initiatives, including the expansion of a carbon labelling scheme that is already used elsewhere in Guangdong and Hong Kong, working alongside the national certification authority the China Quality Certification Centre. We are also developing a plan for a low carbon service zone in Zhongshan, which is able to deliver energy efficiency and carbon reduction support to businesses in the wider region. This low carbon zone aims to draw finance from both the public and private sectors, with tax incentives related to carbon emissions to attract both established businesses and new start-ups.