Roundtable on “Low Carbon Urbanisation: European experience and Hubei practices”

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Roundtable on “Low Carbon Urbanisation: European experience and Hubei practices”

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Wuhan, December 6, 2013 | China has undergone rapid urbanisation over the past few decades and it is expected to continue over the next two decades where by 2030, urban dwellers will make up 70% of China’s population. At the same time, China is also undergoing a transition in its economic structure and environmental concerns have now become the priority issue for the Chinese government. To achieve Xi Jinping’s “China’s Dream”, the Chinese government wants its future cities to be productive, creative and smart, green and also low carbon.

As one of the low carbon pilot regions and also one of the seven ETS pilots in China, Hubei government has introduced plans and targets to achieve its low carbon goals. In particular, it has developed a low carbon development plan and will launch its emission trading pilot scheme at the end of this year. It also aims to become a regional low carbon model not only in terms of urban development but also low carbon growth.

As part of the project to facilitate Europe-China lesson sharing and promote a scientific approach to low carbon development in Hubei Province, Hubei-based Huazhong University of Science and Technology and London-based E3G have jointly organised a roundtable on “Low Carbon Urbanisation: European experience and Hubei practices”, supported by the UK FCO and Stiftung Mercator of Germany.

This invite-only roundtable aims to share information about the latest trends in low carbon urban development, research outcomes and best practices, and to improve the capability in low carbon urban/town planning, design and construction.