ECCI Launches Hong Kong Plans

04 April 2014

ECCI's senior team travelled to Hong Kong for the 'soft launch' of the new ECCI Hong Kong Knowledge Exchange Centre, due to open in late 2014.

The event also marked the opening of the Hong Kong chapter of the global carbon network, the Association for Carbon Professionals (ACP).

The activity is supported by RBS Group alongside partners the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and BRE Scotland.

ECCI's Knowledge Exchange Centre, which will be based at the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park (www.hkstp.org), will host staff from Scottish enterprises and organisations seeking to enter and create local partnerships and introduce new and innovative products and services. Centre staff will engage with Government, Academic and Enterprise focused organisations to forge new projects and create knowledge exchange opportunities.

The Centre's creation builds on the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding between the Hong Kong Government and the Scottish Government to develop closer partnerships between Hong Kong and Scotland to address the key challenges presented through climate change and our transition to a lower carbon economy.

The Centre's work will be twofold:

- Centre staff will support partners and stakeholders to share knowledge, ideas and practices, and create new project and partnership opportunities on key issues such as: air quality, water, waste and the circular economy, sustainable construction and resource usage, supporting smarter cities, communities and islands, sustainable transport and intelligent mobility and energy efficiency.

- Provide a soft landing base for exemplar low carbon enterprises seeking to engage in the Hong Kong, Pearl River Delta and broader Asian-Pacific markets

Hong Kong Chapter of the Association of Carbon Professionals

The event also launches the Hong Kong Chapter of the Association of Carbon Professionals (ACP) one of many innovative new services being introduced into Hong Kong and the region through the new Knowledge Exchange Centre.

ACP exists to bring together like-minded individuals who share a common interest in assisting society with successfully transitioning to a low carbon economy. ACP has developed a Professional Certification Framework which provides a pathway for carbon professionals to gain recognition for their professional achievements and organises regular 'Carbon Clinic' skills, networking and information events and is expanding globally.

Andy Kerr and Ed Craig also be spoke at the 'City Carbon Portal' Conference organised by the Climate Group on Thursday April 3rd. More information and registration for this event can be progressed by following this link: http://www.citycarbon.org