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A forum on green and low-carbon urban-rural development is held in Guiyang on July 12. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A forum on green and low-carbon urban-rural development was held in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, on July 12. It was a part of the 2021 Eco Forum Global Guiyang held on July 12-13 in the city.
Eight experts and scholars from home and abroad discussed how to lead new urbanization with green and low-carbon concepts.
They also offered suggestions on promoting the high-quality development of urban and rural construction, peaking carbon dioxide emissions, and achieving carbon neutrality.
China aims to peak its carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, a goal released at the General Debate of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly in September 2020.
Maimunah Mohd Sharif, the UN-Habitat executive director, delivered a keynote speech on green and low-carbon development via video link. Other attendees included Liu Renhuai and Cui Kai from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Christopher Webster, dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, among others.
The signing ceremony between the Guizhou Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the Science and Technology and Industrialization Development Center of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development takes place at the forum. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
At the forum, the Guizhou Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development signed a framework cooperation agreement with the Science and Technology and Industrialization Development Center of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
The two sides will cooperate to promote the green and low-carbon development of urban and rural construction and the coordinated development of smart construction and new-type building industrialization.
They will also cooperate in strengthening the construction of green buildings and green ecological communities, as well as promoting the development of prefabricated buildings.