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Exploring a green low-carbon development path for enterprises

Updated: 2023-07-28

The period from July 10 to 16, 2023, marks the 33rd National Energy Conservation Week in China. 

Recently, Beijing E-Town hosted the fourth session of the face-to-face seminar on green low-carbon development paths, organized by the "Two Zones" Office and undertaken by the Beijing E-Town Green Development Alliance (the "Green Alliance"). 

This event invited scholars, experts, entrepreneurs, and government officials from relevant fields to share insights on topics such as the European Union's carbon tariff policy, carbon footprint accounting, carbon management for foreign trade enterprises facing international regulatory challenges, corporate carbon neutrality, digital carbon management paths, and practical case studies. 

The goal was to delve into innovative developments in the field of green low-carbon for enterprises. The meeting attracted more than 800 participants, including think tanks, Fortune 500 companies, local companies in the area, and representatives from other economic development zones.

Alina Manrique de Lara, an official from the Tax and Customs Alliance of the European Commission, expressed her hope during the event that more Chinese companies would understand the European Union's carbon tariff policy and adopt green and low-carbon measures to actively address climate change. She also expressed her desire to promote cooperation in green and low-carbon development between Chinese and European companies.

Duan Maosheng, deputy director of the Energy Environment Economy Institute of Tsinghua University, interpreted the relevant policies of the European Union's carbon tariff, elaborating on the concept of carbon tariff and offering suggestions to the attending company representatives on how to strike a balance between energy conservation and emission reduction and enterprise development.

Zhang Huatian, vice president of Carbon Trust China, shared a combination of carbon management tools to help foreign trade enterprises respond to international regulatory challenges. He used examples such as the New Battery Act and the Circular Economy Action Plan to show how companies can use a combination of carbon management tools to aid low-carbon development, meet international regulatory challenges, and satisfy customer demands.

Representatives from the Beijing E-Town Urban Operations Bureau also explained the green development funding policies, introducing enterprises to preferential policies related to low-carbon energy conservation.

To date, Beijing E-Town has supported 596 projects related to environmental protection, energy conservation, and green buildings, with funding of 330 million yuan ($46.07 million). This support has further driven corporate environmental investments of 1.86 billion yuan and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by over 80,000 tons and nitrogen oxides by 395 tons.