Green & Low-Carbon Development Foundation

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About Us

Green & Low-Carbon Development Foundation (hereafter referred to as GDF) is the first non-profit environmental protection organization aiming at low-carbon development in Shenzhen. Since the establishment of GDF, it has always followed the principles of being professional, innovative and highly effective, to establish platform for public welfare, aggregate social benefit resources, provide solutions to improve environment and healthy development of the society through scientific and innovative technological approaches; meanwhile, by forcefully putting advantage of public welfare into full play, GDF has publicized low-carbon concept, advocated low-carbon civilization, cultivated sustainable carbon emission reduction behaviors, organized and motivated international communication on low-carbon development in order to contribute to the achievement of low-carbon development.

The GDF Council is comprised of well-known national experts and scholars in the research field of low-carbon development, founders or senior executives of low-carbon innovation enterprises and green financial institutions. The supervisors of the foundation possess extensive management experience in international non-profit organizations. GDF also has an Expert (Consultant) Committee, an Investment Management committee and an Editorial Committee. The working teams of the secretariat and its subordinate departments have overseas education, working background and plentiful experience in project operation.

Project Overview:

1. Low-Carbon Research:
Carbon Emissions Trading Mechanism design, establishment and effect evaluation Green Finance Regularly hold seminars, compile and publish “China Low-Carbon Finance Development Report” Green Transportation Researches on transportation carbon emissions trading, policies and development model on new energy electric vehicles; reduce carbon emissions of freight transport, green ports, etc. Low-Carbon Urban Planning Researches on strategies on sustainable development of low-carbon cities, Green low-carbon development road map, and peak value of carbon emissions; compile and publish “Green Book of Shenzhen Low-Carbon Development Report”, etc. Low-Carbon Standard Establishment “Specification and Guidance for Quantification and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Bus and Taxi Companies” , “Specification with Guidance for Quantification and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Waste Incineration Power Plants”, etc.

2. International Communication and Cooperation:
To build up the public welfare platform for international communication and promotion; promote to establish the cooperative relationships between Shenzhen and foreign cities on the low-carbon development and innovation; and learn from foreign advanced experience and lessons, already established contact with 15 European and U.S. subnational governments currently.

3. Low-Carbon Technologies Technological innovation,
including “Carbon Account Management System”, “Voluntary Emission Reduction Certification System”, “Smart Solid Waste Recycle System”, “Low-Carbon Smart Community Management System”, “International Low-Carbon Clean Technology Platform System”; “Emissions Reduction System on Promoting Electric Car Leasing Project” supported by Ministry of Science and Technology, etc. GDF also devotes to individual low-carbon behaviors and industrial structural optimization of enterprises researches, to monitor and calculate non-project carbon emissions, or carbon emission reduction actions by social organizations or individuals.

4. Promotion of Low-Carbon Public Welfare:
 GDF has long held or organized “Shenzhen International Low-Carbon City Forum” under the guidance of the National Development and Reform Commission, “China Charity Exhibition”, “Green Transportation Forum”, “Green Finance Forum”, “Low-Carbon City Forum”, “Carbon Trading Forum”, “Green Innovation Forum” and etc. GDF also held low-carbon public welfare promotion activities such as cooperating with Shenzhen Traffic Police Bureau to promote “Green Commuting”; construct smart bicycle kiosks for “Green Riding Program”; cooperating with Shenzhen Municipal Waste Classification Management Center to promote waste classification and recycling by placing smart solid waste recycle machines in the city, etc.