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First Urban Circular Economy and Energy Saving Workshop Successfully Held

On Sep. 11, 2010, the first China's Urban Circular Economy Development and Energy Saving Emission Reduction Solution Workshop and The First International Low-Carbon Technology Exchange, under the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organizations (UNIDO), was successfully sponsored by the Urban Development Solution Team of IEEPA and IPA-Technology Application Center in Meeting Room A of Tsinghua University. Leaders of government sectors at different levels and experts concerned, concerning their study field and relevant urban demand cases,  made respectively keynote speeches.

Xia Guang, Director of Policy Research Center of Environment and Economics of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of PRC, firstly made a keynote speech and policy analysis. Coming up next is keynote speeches and analysis by leaders and experts like Zhang Qingfeng, Vice President of Cadre College of the Ministry of Housing And Urban-rural Development, Shen Longhai, Expert Member of Energy-Conservation Steering Committee of IEEPA, Liu Wenqiang, Director of General Office of Energy Conservation and Comprehensive Utilization Department of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of PRC, Kang Yanbing, Deputy Director General of Energy Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission.

Other experts like Shen Yiyang, Senior Energy Expert of Asian Development Bank, Zhong Liang, Research Director of Beijing Energy Conservation Environmental Protection Center, Cai Maolin, Director of Energy Conservation Environmental Protection Center of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, also shared their experiences. Zhong Liang especially gave detailed content description and urban development case analysis of the Beijing Municipality during 11th Five-Year Plan; Aside from that, some enterprise leaders, upon solutions in urban circular economy, energy conservation, emission reduction, low carbon technology application fields, expressed their viewpoints.

Concerning urban development solution, Jon Li, Secretary-General of IEEPA, made a systematic explanation, and stressed that it was a kind of working model for solving urban development and enterprise participation, and a kind of development platform. Currently, five enterprises have applied for qualification as member unit of first batch solution.

This workshop, featured by special topic, small range, special discussion and mutual participation, attracted government officials, industry experts, enterprises and financial institutions, as well as technology suppliers, making a common discussion on the road to China's urban circular economy and energy conservation emission reduction development, economic prospect and value of low-carbon development mode, how to push forward urban circular economy by market means, to seek solution of new technology application, and to strive for win-win development.
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