ECCI sponsors City Carbon Vision 2015 in Hong Kong

18 May 2015

An oversized opportunity

City Carbon Vision 2015

19 May 9:00am-6:00pm, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Happy Valley Racecourse

Buildings are a target for low carbon investment not only because of their large C02 imapact but also because the largest volume of cost-effectice mitigation potential lies within in the building sector. How can investment and incentives be accelertated to unlock this potential?

Asia's new breed of city carbon market is directly incentivizing green action and investment in the buildings sector to reduce carbon footprints. Will these models provide the key to mass scale-up of building efficiency that has proved elusive so far? City pilots deployed by China since 2012 and the launch of Tokyo's Cap-and-Trade Program in 2010 have changed the dynamic of state and national level projects and created a market that now includes building owners and even tenents.

In China the first group of emission exchanges are setting up their carbon cap & trade systems and The Climate Group is workign to improe knowledge and experience sharing across these pilot cities within China and with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to accelerate yje efficiency incentives and energy performance of the buildings sector.

This Confernce brings selected delegates from China emission exchanges, with counterparts from the Tokyo Bureau of Environment and representatives from key ministry stakeholders such as MoHURD plus UK and other international experts, to share experience and goals, and identify areas of further technical cooperation, particulary on buildings and urban planning.

Keynote speakers and opening addresses from:

  • Wu Changhua, Greater China Director, The Climate Group
  • Christoph Ganswindt, Executive Director, Information Technology & Sustainability, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • James Smith, Vice President International, University of Edinburgh
  • China Light & Power

ECCI's Director, Dr Andy Kerr, will speak in the Exchange Panel: How Cap-and-Trade Programs Help Drive a Low Carbon Economy and Ed Craig, Head of Enterprise at ECCI will speak on ECCI's Model of Selection Process for Smart City Projects based on experience of the Smart Accelerator project.

Delegate companies attending the conference as part of ECCI's and SDI's joint Low Carbon Smart Solutions trip to Hong Kong, will have an opportunity to present as part of the 'Creating Smarter Buildings for Cities' session. The afternoon sessions will follow this agenda:


4:00-4:15pm BRE Trust Future Cities Research: Applying Innovative Procedures and Technologies

  • Rufus Logan, Director Scotland, Building Research Establishment

4:15-4:30pm Smart Building Technologies

  • Conrad Wong, Chairman, The Hong Kong Green Building Council

4:30-5:00pm Expert Dialogue: Tested Solutions for Hong Kong’s Built Environment

  • Rufus Logan, Director Scotland, Building Research Establishment
  • Conrad Wong, Chairman, The Hong Kong Green Building Council
  • Maurizo Zaglio, Manager, Sunamp LTD
  • Thomas Vaughn, CEO, GS Renewables
  • Paul Darnbrough, Director, EnviroCentre

Moderated by: Jaya Skandamoorthy, Director, BRE China


5:00-5:15pm Smarter Projects for Smarter Cities

  • Ed Craig, Deputy Director, Head of Enterprise & Innovation, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

5:15-5:30pm Creating Low Carbon Fleets of the Future – a UK Approach

  • Kate Armitage, Projects Director, Route Monkey

More information and the full agenda can be found here

Or visit the The Climate Group website