ECCI expertise helps lay foundations for China's first low-carbon college

19 May 2017

China's first low-carbon college opened in Shanghai this week in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and ECCI.

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).

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

The move further boosts ECCI's links to Asia following the launch of a new base in Hong Kong in 2015 - opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. From this network of global bases and partnerships ECCI brings together people from business, research, communities and governments to turn good low carbon ideas into reality. It supports a thriving community of low carbon enterprises and provides policy insight and evidence to inform government decisions.

Dr Andy Kerr, ECCI Director, said: “ECCI is proud to have helped lay the foundations for China’s first Low Carbon College. The Low Carbon College in Shanghai 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 tackle the transformation to a clean energy future.”

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Blogs by the University of Edinburgh delegation in Shanghai - including a despatch from ECCI’s own Head of Enterprise & Innovation Ed Craig.

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