In order to solve the practical problems faced by industrial parks in measuring carbon emissions, such as many industry categories, strong professionalism, complicated calculation process and difficulty in obtaining data, the Secretariat of Green Partnership of Industrial Parks in China (TEDA Low Carbon Centre) has developed a carbon management platform suitable for domestic industrial parks, relying on its ten years of experience and technical advantages in the field of carbon emissions accounting in parks, which can realise the functions of carbon emissions accounting, intelligent data analysis, carbon assets management, carbon emissions report preparation and carbon-related information disclosure in parks, and now supports all parks to apply for trial.
Q1 What are carbon emissions from industrial estates?
Carbon emissions refer to greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly include carbon dioxide (CO₂), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N₂O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
Q2 Why is it necessary to calculate carbon emissions from industrial parks?
As the rate of industrial enterprises in industrial parks has gradually increased in recent years, for example, by 2020, the rate of chemical enterprises in industrial parks will have reached 80%. The contribution of carbon emissions from industrial parks will continue to rise nationwide. Under the national goal of "carbon peaking and carbon neutral", industrial parks are faced with the opportunity and challenge of low carbon transformation, and calculating and clarifying the carbon emissions of industrial parks is both a regulatory requirement and a need for their own green development.
*Mapping the existing emissions of industrial parks
*Planning an effective path for carbon emission reduction in industrial parks
*Provide a data basis for the preparation of development plans
Q3 How to calculate carbon emissions in industrial parks?
Accounting for carbon emissions in industrial parks can generally be divided into direct carbon emissions generated from energy activities (industry, buildings and transportation) within the park, such as industrial processes, fuel combustion, waste treatment, etc. and indirect carbon emissions generated from purchased secondary energy, including electricity, heating/cooling and other energy consumption.
Q4 What issues can the Carbon Management Platform address for industrial parks?
The carbon emissions of industrial parks include not only the total emissions within the park but also the carbon emissions of the key enterprises within the park, so the parks face many difficulties when measuring their emissions, such as
The system solves them through the following functions.
1. Quantitative mapping - carbon emission accounting: scientific calculation of carbon emissions according to international and domestic carbon accounting standards. Carbon accounting-related functions can cover accounting, verification, thresholds and interface management.
2、Statistical analysis--Intelligent analysis: Intelligent analysis through data, benchmarking industry emission levels; predicting future emissions; providing carbon management recommendations for enterprises to reduce carbon emissions and carry out carbon trading.
3、Management decision - park management: including park-level hierarchy management, agency management, user management, carbon asset management (allowances and CCERs, etc.), management, etc.
4、Report compilation - compiled report: automatically generates editable and multi-format carbon emission reports with reference to international and domestic carbon emission report formats to meet different requirements for carbon trading and carbon disclosure, etc.
Operation examples of the "Carbon Management Platform".
①Enter the Carbon Management Platform website: carbonbrain.greendev.org.cn and enter your account password to log in.
②Click "Carbon Accounting" on the left side to enter the basic information filling interface of the park, select and fill in "reporting year", "region", and other related information, click "OK" to enter the next step.
③Enter the data filling interface, which is divided into four sections: "Energy Activities", "Industrial Processes", "Waste Disposal" and "Agriculture, Land Use Change and Forestry", and you can choose to "manually input" or "upload as a standard file", "manually input" means to fill in relevant energy usage data.
After saving the data, you can click "View" to get a preview of the park's carbon verification report or download the report if needed.
⑤ Other functions are available in the management platform interface.