The 9th Chinese Enterprise Green Compact Forum was successfully held

June 10 16:24 2022

The 9th Chinese Enterprise Green Compact Forum, guided by the Administrative Office of Alxa League, co-hosted by the SEE (Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology) Conservation and SEE Foundation, and supported by Shenzhen Aleshan Foundation, was successfully held on June 5, 2022. With the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Business for Nature (BfN) as global partners, the forum is focused on global climate change and corporate green actions, in an effort to discuss how to jointly address climate change and contribute to future-oriented green competitiveness under the new circumstances.

China and Chinese enterprises are at the center of the world’s green transformation

In the opening remarks, Erik Solheim, the Sixth and former UN Environment Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, said that China is the center of green transformation in the world today, as are enterprises. When it comes to the future, he hopes that Chinese enterprises will continue to follow the route of high standards, global cooperation, nature-based solutions, and fair transformation, and play more key roles in green transformation.

Tubuxin, Secretary of the Leading Party Group and Director-General of the Forestry and Grassland Bureau of Alxa League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said that since the establishment of the SEE Conservation in 2004, the Forestry and Grassland Bureau of Alxa League and the SEE Conservation have forged an environmental friendship. The “100 Million Suosuo” program have greatly improved the carbon sequestration capacity of the region and contributed to the mitigation of global climate change. “Groundwater Conservation” program promotes sustainable economic development, helps farmers increase income, and contributes to both ecology and economy.

Sun Lili, the President of SEE Conservation, emphasized that it will be a challenge for enterprises to seize the technological innovation and industrial opportunities brought by climate goals and foster  new energy for growth.  The member companies of SEE Conservation will keep on the path of green development, participate in the practice of biodiversity conservation, and make their own unique contributions.

Liu Jian, Director of the Science Division, United Nations Environment Programme, appealed that the realization of the dual-carbon goal requires consistent effort in all walks of life, and the creation of new value and new jobs in the process of achieving green transition.

The enterprises have great potential in synergistic carbon neutral governance

When talking about how to synergize carbon neutrality governance, Prof./Dr. ZHOU Hongchun, Department of social development researcher of the Development Research Center of the State Council, analyzed China’s policy orientation in carbon neutrality, and put forward effective suggestions for enterprises to reduce carbon emissions, and enhance coordination and efficiency of pollution reduction; he believed that circular economy is an important entry point for enterprises to reduce carbon emissions.

Zhou Qiulin, Researcher at the Third Institute of Oceanography (TIO) of the Ministry of Natural Resources, shared his insights on how to improve the role of blue carbon in carbon neutralization. He said that by repairing degraded and lost blue carbon ecosystems and increasing their storage capacity, an additional 800 million tons of carbon could be absorbed each year by 2030, equivalent to 3% of annual global carbon emissions. And each of us is responsible for promoting and supporting such a goal.

Practices and challenges for enterprises to address climate change and nature loss

Human survival and business development depend on a healthy planet, and we are at a critical point where a shift must be made.

Under the auspices of Zhou Weidong, China Director, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and China Chief Advisor, Business for Nature (BfN), Dr. Shawn Qu,Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, Vice Chair of SEE Taihu Lake Project Center, YANG Meihong, Vice President for Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Ford China, Tang Fen, Board Director and President of Broad Homes Industrial Group, Chair of SEE Hunan Project Center, Wang Ying, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited, ZHU Changhong, Secretary of the Party Committee, M • Grass Ecological Environment, together with Kou Weiwei, Sustainability Director North Asia, Unilever, conducted in-depth sharing and discussions on the company’s strategies, paths and practical actions in addressing climate change and natural loss.

Zhu Tong, Council member of SEE Conservation and Chairman of S.J.B.R. Investment and Clea Kaske-Kuck, Director, Policy, Advocacy and Member Mobilization (PAMM), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), delivered speeches before the start of the roundtable forum.

Entrepreneurs make new green choices to combat climate change in new fields 

With the launch of the “3060” plan by the state and focusing on the theme of “green development”, SEE entrepreneurs have launched new business attempts and new business expansion in many fields related to climate change.

Yang Biao, Secretary-General of SEE Foundation, invited QIU Shuangping, General Manager of the Carbon Management Business Department of Landleaf-tech, ZHANG Wenyin, CEO & Managing Partner of Deeprock Net Zero Technology, ZHAI Yubo, Head of Newlink Carbon Neutrality Business General Manager of CCIC-Newlink to share their companies’ green endeavors to deal with climate change.

As Liu Qiao, Dean, Professor of Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, said in his closing speech, we have entered a new stage of development, and drastic changes in the entire growth momentum and model have marked the entire era. The forum guests agreed that in the “carbon neutral era”, the enterprises shall actively think and act, and find out the cruxes. Meanwhile, we should be mindful of changes on the demand side, and work with consumers to change their behaviors and seek more valuable creation and development in this new era.

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