Shanghai Delegation Participates the COP28 Solution Day Invited by UGIH
The 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is currently underway in Dubai. Leaders and representatives from more than 160 countries gathered at the iconic Expo City in Dubai to jointly formulate a more ambitious global plan to combat climate change and control global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels. Increase climate finance for developing countries and urgently scale up investments in climate adaptation. Antonio Guterres, UNSG called on representatives attending the climate conference to help the world avoid "climate collapse."
In order to promote transformative innovation and achieve a low-emission and climate-resilient future, the Global Innovation Center (UGIH) hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was officially established during the COP26 conference in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021.
Leveraging the convening power of the United Nations, climate leadership and the vitality of the private sector, UGIH uses big data and system integration to establish a global digital platform for low-carbon technologies and solutions, promote the development and application of advanced low-carbon technologies around the world, and focus on various issues. conduct international discussions on similar low-carbon policies and projects, and carry out global cooperation to address climate change.
Invited by UGIH, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization Shanghai Investment Promotion Center organized a delegation to participate in COP28. The Shanghai delegation consisted of ZHAO Xiaolei, Head of ITPO Shanghai and Joint Dean of SJTU-UNIDO Joint Research Institute on ISID; WONG To-kei, Director of CSCI; Soufiane Belkhiri, Asia Managing Director of French Bertin Technology Group; and Maxine Fu, Chairman of Shanghai Yo-i Information Technology Co., Ltd, and other two people were present.
On December 1, the Shanghai delegation held the pavilion event, "Sustainable Technological Solutions to Addressing Adverse Effects of Climate Change by the Artistic Way "at the UNFCCC Global Innovation Center Pavilion on the second day of the conference (Solution Day). Sandriver’s“zero waste” art work injects the entire event with artistic ideas on how to use the concept of sustainable development to promote a circular economy.
In her speech, Ms. ZHAO Xiaolei shared the five major systemic solutions for Shanghai, China in dealing with climate change, and expressed the hope that through the broad platform of the Conference of the Parties (COP), more Chinese companies can be inspired to participate in cooperation and innovation, and jointly devote themselves to fighting climate change.
WONG To-kei, Director of CSCI, shared the second phase of the Hong Kong Organic Recycling Center (O·PARK2) with the theme of "Turn waste into treasure: O·PARK2 helps low-carbon emission reduction and resource conversion of food waste". The project experience of realizing the daily processing of 600 tons of food waste on 2.5 hectares of land.
Soufiane, Asia Managing Director of French Bertin Technology Company, introduced in detail how the company's Sterilwave solution can achieve high-efficiency management of medical waste across the board with the theme of "Medical Waste Management Revolution in the Post-Epidemic Era".
With the theme of "Using Digital Avatars and Industrial AI to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Emissions", Maxine Fu, Chairman of Shanghai Yo-i Information Technology Co., Ltd., told the Chinese story of improving resource efficiency and demonstrated the impact of Yo-i's intelligent AI system on construction, medical care, and energy. Energy management optimization solutions in large sectors promote global G2G (Green to Gold).
In the face of the unprecedented climate crisis, digital technology and green solutions are the keys to winning the future, and the private sector plays a pivotal role in technology research and development and implementation. Today's Shanghai is a fertile ground for green industries and digital transformation. With preferential policies as the vane, large and small companies are competing for success and are eagerly awaiting the flow of domestic and overseas capital to "add fuel to the flames." The Shanghai delegation's mission to COP28 will be a starting point rather than a peak. With the joint efforts of the public and private sectors, Shanghai will bring more successful experiences in green innovation and digital transformation to the international stage to help promote global sustainable development.