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Brainstorm held in Hengqin inspires the green development in GBA

On May 12, a forum focusing on the green development of GBA kicked off in Hengqin, working on setting up exchange platforms for universities, research institutes, enterprises and governments to promote in-depth cooperation on climate change in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).

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Experts and scholars gathered in the forum to brainstorm hot topics such as carbon peaking and carbon neutrality strategies and cutting-edge technologies for the transition of energy.

Li Gao, the head of the Department of Climate Change of Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China, pointed out that green and high-quality developments in areas such as GBA serve as a powerhouse and a growth pole for the green-oriented transition of energy for the country.

Yang Zhifeng, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, introduced the key issues and solutions of the coordinated green development of GBA. He proposed the establishment of an overall land-sea governance system through a complex system coupled with coordinated green development of urban clusters.

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Other experts and scholars focused on the coordinated green development of the GBA under the guidance of carbon neutrality. They shared their perspectives on key areas of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality, such as the transition of energy, green finance, low-carbon transportation, regional cooperation and technologies of carbon capture, utilization and storage, in a hope to provide scientific and forward-looking ideas for the green, low-carbon and high-quality development of Hengqin, Macao and the GBA.

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Meanwhile, the Urban Planning and Construction Bureau of Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin held a signing ceremony for the Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement with the Collaborative Innovation Institute for Carbon Neutrality and Green Development of Guangdong University of Technology. The two sides would conduct comprehensive cooperation in ecological environment protection and climate change to promote the cooperation between government, industry, university and research institutes, and give full play to the advantages of scientific research strength and talents of universities and colleges.

In addition, the forum was also certified as Chinese Certified Emission Reduction, and awarded the Carbon Neutrality Certificate issued by Guangzhou Emission Exchange.

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