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Monday, October 18 2021 - 21:25
The 5th International Low Carbon (Zhenjiang) Conference is held in Zhenjiang with the answer of carbon peak and neutrality
ZHENJIANG, China, Oct. 18, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On October 16, 5th International Low Carbon (Zhenjiang) Conference and 2021 
Carbon Peak and Neutrality Jinshan Summit, with the theme of "Green and Low 
Carbon Development: Industry, Energy, Technology" was held in Zhenjiang, 
Jiangsu Province, according to the organization committee of International Low 
Carbon Conference.

Carbon peak and Neutrality is a profound economic and social change. The 
Chinese government announced in September 2020: strive to achieve carbon peak 
by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. In the Chinese government's "Dual 
Carbon" practice, Zhenjiang has always assumed the role of a pioneer.

Ma Minglong, Secretary of Zhenjiang Municipal Committee of the CPC said, "In 
the past nine years of the low-carbon pilot, we have spared no effort to spread 
low-carbon concepts, showcase low-carbon technologies, promote low-carbon 
cooperation, and use the 'Zhenjiang Practice' of green and low-carbon 
development, enriching the "China Plan" for climate and environmental 
governance. As of 2021, the city's energy consumption per unit of GDP has 
dropped by 37.7%, and its carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP has dropped 
by 46.3%."

In the past nine years, Zhenjiang has promoted economic transformation and 
industrial development through the exploration and practice of low-carbon 
construction and green development. Since Zhenjiang vigorously carried out 
chemical remediation in 2013, its chemical industry has dropped by more than 
80% and gradually moved towards green high-end; various local laws and 
regulations such as the "Regulations on the Protection of the Yangtze River 
Coastline Resources in Zhenjiang " have been formulated; State Grid accelerates 
the construction of Zhenjiang's new power system by creating clean and 
interconnected smart grid and clean consumption model; many well-known domestic 
financial institutions have made suggestions for Zhenjiang green economy 
development. The green power of transformation and innovation of "Low-Carbon 
Zhenjiang" make Zhenjiang burst into high-quality development vitality.

At the meeting, Chu Yonghong, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province introduced, 
"The 14th Five-Year Plan is a critical period for carbon peak. Zhenjiang must 
effectively play its pioneer role in the carbon battle."

Aiming at the goal, Zhenjiang will develop the "Nine Ones" construction from 
four aspects: low-carbon carrier construction, technology research, market 
operation, and capacity improvement, to implement the "Zhenjiang Answers" of 
carbon peak and neutrality.

Source: The Organization Committee of International Low Carbon Conference