Chinanews.com, Nanjing, October 15 (Kong Jing and Xu Shanshan) On the 14th, the first "Jiangsu-Canada Green and Low-Carbon Development Seminar" was held in Nanjing. Representatives of well-known experts, scholars and entrepreneurs from China and Canada in related fields discussed green The results of low-carbon development provide new ideas for the cooperation between the two sides in green and low-carbon development.

  With the theme of "Gathering Wisdom from China and Canada to Promote Low-Carbon Development", this seminar was jointly organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of the Jiangsu Provincial Government and the Forestry Innovation and Investment Agency of British Columbia, Canada.

  "Let the future of urbanization be rooted in forests." Su Yu, director of the China Representative Office of the Forestry Innovation and Investment Agency of the British Columbia Provincial Government of Canada, said that at present, it has become an international consensus to promote the application of wood in construction, and countries around the world are launching high-rise wood structure building competitions. , The volume and height of wood-structured buildings have improved, driving a wider application space.

  How to promote carbon neutrality?

In the view of Zhu Xiaoming, the dean of the Yangtze River Delta Carbon Neutrality Strategic Development Institute of Southeast University, it is necessary to "find out the family background", build a comprehensive management system of urban carbon assets informatization, and choose the appropriate path according to local conditions.

In this process, multi-sector collaboration is needed, as well as international and domestic cooperation to jointly promote the realization of the vision of carbon neutrality.

  Jiangsu and British Columbia established friendly exchange relations in 2011.

The cooperation between the two provinces in the field of wood construction has become a new highlight of the local cooperation between China and Canada in recent years.

In October 2014, the two provinces formally signed the "Memorandum of Understanding on Further Promoting the Application and Development of Wood Structure Building Technology Cooperation", which is committed to promoting a modern wood structure building system suitable for Jiangsu.

  "Jiangsu has maintained long-term close cooperative relations with important regions such as Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, etc., and has achieved fruitful results in economic and trade cooperation, low-carbon environmental protection, technological innovation, and cultural exchanges, especially in green Cooperation in the low-carbon field has a long history." said Wang Siyuan, deputy secretary general of the Jiangsu Provincial People's Government.

  Canadian Ambassador to China Bao Damin said that climate change is a challenge that the world needs to deal with. Canada and China have pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and 2060 respectively.

Canada has accumulated rich experience in the protection and utilization of forest resources and green buildings. Canadian companies are willing to share with China the design and leading technology of wood structure buildings to help China and Jiangsu achieve carbon neutrality at an early date.

  At the scene, the Foreign Affairs Office of the Jiangsu Provincial Government and the British Columbia Forestry Innovation and Investment Agency signed a memorandum of cooperation, and the Jiangsu International Exchange Center, the Wujin Green Building Industry Cluster Demonstration Zone in Changzhou City and the Canadian International Environmental Science Center signed a China-Canada Low Carbon Research Center agreement , 26 Jiangsu and Canadian green building industry members, including the International Green Building Alliance and Canadian Wood, jointly launched the Jiangsu-Canada Green and Low-Carbon Building Development Initiative to help Jiangsu's green, low-carbon, and high-quality development.

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