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Elderly panda dies in SW China

The oldest female giant panda in a breeding base in southwest China’s Sichuan Province has died at the age of 34, the base announced Thursday. Su Su passed away on Friday from multiple organ failure after a drop in activity and appetite since late May… read more

6 Chinese technologies win ‘Climate Solver’ titles

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in China has announced the six winners of this year’s Climate Solver Award on June 7 to recognize the country’s innovative solutions in tackling the ever-complicated issue of climate change.

WWF’s displays climate solutions at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8). [Photo/China.org.cn]

The six award-winners, unveiled at a sideline event during the ongoing eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8), are involved in solar energy, bio-fuel, motor systems, construction materials and seawater desalination.

Two special prizes were awarded to MetaSpace Corp for its low-carbon air dome technology and bike-sharing company MoBike for its low-carbon transportation model.

If the award-winning technologies can reach their expected market share by 2026, they are expected to cut annual carbon emissions by more than 206 million tons.

“China is the world’s largest energy consumer and greenhouse gas emitter, and its actions will significantly affect the global response to climate change,” said Chen Xin, WWF’s director for climate and energy projects.

“The exciting new technologies we see this year are successful examples of low-carbon technologies, and we believe that they will be able to help the world move from a fossil energy era to a more sustainable future,” she said.

The WWF Climate Solver program works in four regions in Northern Europe, China, India and South Africa, focusing on carbon innovation for small and medium-sized enterprises and helping them solve problems, barriers and challenges they face in the promotional process, as well as making them suitable for the market, explained Stefan Henningsson, senior adviser for WWF’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative.

Our goal is to promote low-carbon innovation technology to achieve business models sooner and wider, attempting to achieve a more low-carbon future, he said.

The WWF Climate Solver Project was launched by the WWF Swedish office in 2008 and officially landed in China in 2011. As of 2017, a total of 25 Chinese low-carbon innovative technologies have obtained the title of climate solvers in total.

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