Low carbon action – Chapter No.1

April 20, 2022

Low carbon action – Chapter No.1

  1. China’semphasis on energy conservation and emission reduction

At the leaders’ meeting of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Premier Wen Jiabao delivered an important speech, declaring the consistent position of the Chinese government. The action target of the Chinese government to control greenhouse gas emissions: by 2020, carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP will be reduced by 40% to 45% compared with 2005, which has been widely praised by international public opinion.

On February 24, 2010, at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, the special representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for climate change negotiations, Yu Qingtai pointed out at a conference themed “Strategies and Policies for Addressing Climate Change after the Copenhagen Conference”: China is in the process of industrialization, In the stage of accelerated urbanization, the energy structure is dominated by coal, and the control of greenhouse gas emissions faces special difficulties. The action goals we put forward require arduous efforts. In order to keep its words true and its deeds resolute, China must base itself on scientific development, take addressing climate change as a major strategy for national economic and social development, and unswervingly follow the path of low-carbon and green development.

The research group of the Institute of Fiscal Science of the Ministry of Finance of my country recently released the report “Research on the Issue of Carbon Tax in China”, suggesting that a carbon tax should be levied within 5 years, and put forward the implementation framework of the carbon tax system.

It can be seen that the Chinese government is paying more and more attention to the issue of carbon emission reduction. At the recent Central Economic Work Conference, it was clearly proposed to strengthen the target responsibility system for energy conservation and emission reduction, strengthen the construction of key energy conservation and emission reduction projects, carry out low-carbon economy pilot projects, strive to control greenhouse gas emissions, and build a resource-saving and environment-friendly building. type society.

From the market economy to the low-carbon era, low-carbon emission reduction will inevitably become a trend to develop, and a new game has officially begun. China’s responsible low-carbon transformation will also affect the future and destiny of enterprises. The packaging and printing industry, as a typical high-pollution and high-energy-consuming industry, bears the brunt of this low-carbon storm, and it is not as far away as we imagined.

According to the policy introduced by the state, my country will strive to complete the elimination of high energy-consuming equipment such as industrial boilers, kilns, motors, fans, and pumps within 3 to 5 years. Dr. Liao Cuiping, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences also reminded enterprises , the external pressure brought by carbon tariffs, carbon labels, and low-carbon economy to enterprises has emerged. The competition in the future is not a competition for labor productivity, nor a competition for oil efficiency, but a competition for carbon productivity. The international retail giant Wal-Mart has required 100,000 suppliers to complete carbon footprint verification and affix carbon labels in different colors. Assuming that each of Wal-Mart’s direct suppliers has at least 50 upstream and downstream manufacturers, it affects more than 5 million factories, most of which are in China.

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