ECCI International

ECCI is building an international network of people, projects, partnerships and centres to accelerate the exchange and implementation of good ideas, resources and sustainable economic development.

We work in regions and locations all over the world, including Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, India and the USA.

ECCI expertise helped lay the foundations for the establishment of China's first low-carbon college in 2017. The centre will encourage innovations for use both in China and around the world and draws on the expertise of the University of Edinburgh - GeoSciences and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI).

In July 2015 we launched our first international centre in Hong Kong. The ‘Team Scotland’ centre will be led by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) and is funded by the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, BRE Scotland and Scottish Development International.

The centre will share and develop best practise with the Hong Kong government, academic and business partners for the future of carbon technologies in Hong Kong. Low carbon experts will focus on projects related to sustainable construction, air quality, water, waste, resource usage, transport, energy efficiency and smarter cities.

Pictured: Scotland's First Minsiter Nicola Sturgeon MSP launches ECCI's first internaitonal base with University of Edinburgh Principal Sir Timothy O Shea - July 2015.

ECCI works in a number of ways:

  • We visit and we welcome visitors to our centres

  • We join, and participate in, international, national and local networks

  • We create projects to address specific issues or gaps

  • We establish physical centres in key areas of influence and use them as bases to expand our core activities. 

For more information on ECCI’s international work contact Ed Craig at