On October 24, the 3rd Asia Pacific Low Carbon Technology Summit opened in Changsha. With the theme of "Sharing Low Carbon Technologies, Keeping the Beautiful Blue Sky", representatives from 53 international organisations from 37 countries and regions gathered in Changsha Yuanda City to focus on international low carbon technology exchange and cooperation and jointly promote low carbon development.
On 25 October, the Green Partnership of Industrial Parks in China（GPIPC）, in collaboration with the Hunan International Low Carbon Technology Exchange, co-organised a parallel forum on the theme of "Low Carbon Industrial Parks".
Ninette Pajarillaga, Environmental Expert, Asian Development Bank; Yu Jia, Director of National Development Cooperation Department, Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University; Luo Jun, Deputy General Manager, Shanghai Kangheng Environment Company; Dong Shufeng, General Manager, Wanker New Energy Joint R&D Centre, Zhejiang University; Wu Jianbin, CEO, Taihu Energy Valley; Geng Shiwei, Environmental Protection Bureau, Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area; Jin Zhiguo, Deputy Director, Industrial Development Bureau, Xiangtan High-Tech Industrial Development Area; Jin Zhiguo, Deputy Director, Industrial Development Bureau, Liuyang Economic and Technological Development Area Mr Chen An, Director of the Advisory Department of the GPIPC Secretariat, chaired the session and delivered a keynote speech on "China's Industrial Parks as the Main Battlefield for Carbon Emission Reduction". He also delivered a keynote speech on "China's Industrial Parks as a Battleground for Carbon Emission Reduction".
Minister Yu Jia introduced the difficulties encountered by developing countries in using clean energy and the use and development of solar photovoltaic technology in China and explained the development model of "photovoltaic + industrial park". Afterwards, representatives from three different national development zones introduced their respective low-carbon construction practices and useful approaches. They expressed their views on further reforms to promote the construction of low-carbon zones.
Ms Ninette Pajarillaga, an environmental expert from the Asian Development Bank, shared how the Chennai Industrial Corridor in India is putting the concept of low-carbon development into action through initiatives such as developing water-based photovoltaics and commissioning electric buses.
Luo Jun, Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Kangheng Environment Company. Dong Shufeng, General Manager of Wanker New Energy Joint R&D Centre of Zhejiang University, and Wu Jianbin, CEO of Taihu Energy Valley, shared advanced low-carbon energy-saving technologies and venous park management and operation models with the attending park representatives.
At the end of the session, the participants gathered together to answer questions from the audience. As one of the important sub-forums of the Asia Pacific Low Carbon Technology Summit 2018, this session successfully promoted "industrial parks" to the participants from all over the world by showcasing typical cases of low-carbon industrial parks at home and abroad, discussing strategies and measures for low-carbon development in industrial parks, and exploring the promotion and application of low-carbon technologies in industrial parks. Industrial parks", a characteristic product of China's reform and opening up, and its important role in promoting industrial emission reduction in China.