ECCI supports delivery of China's first low carbon college

06 December 2017

ECCI deputy director Ed Craig headed to China this week to support the latest phase in the development of China’s first college for the study of low carbon technology.

The China-UK Low Carbon College (LCC) will encourage climate innovation in China and around the world and draws on the expertise of ECCI, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Edinburgh.

University of Edinburgh staff, working with colleagues from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, will help deliver teaching on carbon finance and management, carbon capture and storage and environmental sustainability, while innovative research projects will tackle poor air quality, energy efficiency and sustainable construction.

The University of Edinburgh and colleagues from Shanghai Jiao Tong University sign a final memorandum of association for the college on Monday 11 December 2017.

ECCI Deputy Director Ed Craig said: “China produces more than a quarter of the world's carbon and in one year uses more concrete than the USA did in the whole last century.

"This college will help create, exchange and implement low carbon ideas, technologies and solutions to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

“This groundbreaking project shows the opportunity for the University of Edinburgh and Scotland to make a real impact with our Chinese partners in cultivating talent, industry and technology to lead the transformation to a clean energy future.”

Watch a video about the opening of the college in May 2017.