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【Event Review】Low-Carbon Office Establishment Ceremony

日期:2023-05-02 浏览:365作者:UoM China Centre

Welcome Speech

At the ceremony, Ms. Sherry Fu, Founding Director of UoM China Centre, introduced the background and concept of creating a low-carbon office, as well as University’s commitment and actions in ESG. She pointed out that The University of Manchester is a global leader in carbon neutrality. It is the only university in the UK that considers social responsibility as a strategic core goal and is committed to becoming a sustainable university, pledging to become carbon neutral by 2038. The University of Manchester has implemented a series of emission reduction actions globally, such as joining the UN Race to Zero Climate for Universities and College, achieving a 37% reduction in emissions in 2021, committing to transition to 100% renewable energy, joining CPPA from April 2023, and developing energy-saving plans. She stated that UoM China Centre will continue to contribute to sustainable development, actively respond to Earth Day's call, and protect the Earth.

Next, she mentioned the reasons for creating a low-carbon office. The following is an excerpt from her speech:

"The issue of global warming cannot be ignored. As an institution committed to sustainable development, we hope to contribute to the environmental protection cause by building a low-carbon office. We actively respond to the national goal of achieving carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, and pay attention to employee health, enhance employee happiness, and focus on sustainable development. Therefore, we have adopted a series of low-carbon technologies and design concepts, such as energy-saving lamps, maintenance of green plants, low-carbon promotion, etc., to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption.”


Ms Sherry Fu

Founding Director of UoM China Centre

Alumni Sharing

Dr. Bing Sun, Chairman of City of Zero Carbon Future, Manbing Group, shared his views on the challenges and opportunities of the zero-carbon era, the strategic cooperation between The University of Manchester and Manbing Group, practices in carbon neutrality, and the empowerment of the carbon industry. He detailed the highlights and challenges of the carbon-neutral project of UoM China Centre, and emphasized the determination of both parties to focus on sustainable development and environmental protection. He mentioned that the project comprehensively transformed the office area of UoM China Centre through multiple modules, such as carbon consulting, carbon emission accounting, digital transformation, low-carbon promotion, carbon emission reduction, and carbon data governance, to build a low-carbon office. In the future, Manbing Group and The University of Manchester will continue to cooperate deeply to become pioneers in the "Carbon Circle."

Dr. Bing Sun

Chairman of City of Zero Carbon Future

Manbing Group

Aileen Wei, GMBA alumni of UoM China Centre, founder of the SAFONE and Zero Beauty, shared her brand's initial intention to promote environmental protection and their commitment to "waterless and plastic-free" production. She emphasized the responsibility and obligation of enterprises to promote sustainable development, starting from production, design, operation, and sales to reduce carbon emissions.

Aileen Wei

Founder of the SAFONE and Zero Beauty

Reid Lu, GMBA student of UoM China Centre, Vice President of Sales at Goodgifts, shared KAFFTEC's achievements in sustainable development. He explained in detail the process of coffee residue recycling and the final product presentation, highlighting KAFFTEC's commitment to providing recycled and upgraded materials, environmental solutions, and promoting a circular economy. By using innovative approaches, KAFFTEC helps brands and businesses reduce carbon emissions and waste.

Reid Lu

Vice President of Sales at Goodgifts

A Tour to the Low-Carbon Office

Finally, Yanqi Tang, co-founder of City of Zero Carbon Future, detailed the renovation points and concepts of low-carbon offices.

UoM China Centre will continue to promote low-carbon environmental protection practices and work with partners to contribute to the goal of achieving carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, creating a greener and more sustainable future.