The annual World Economic Forum at Davos is known to be a hub for the business elite. JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy Liu was in the thick of things this year pushing the agenda for sustainable consumerism with our JUCCCE China Dream project. There was a major shift in the discussion of consumer-facing companies from just tackling sustainable production to how to reshape aspirational lifestyles to create more consumer pull for sustainable products.
Submitted by christinechen on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:46
As China changes from the 'factory of the world' to the 'cleantech lab of the world' more and more international players are trying to understand the drivers behind China's change... and how to benefit from it. Our JUCCCE chairperson explains how China can uniquely pit low cost capital with large scale experimentation to find new cleantech models that work. International partners have the opportunity to collaborate with China in producing low cost sustainable solutions that can be deployed anywhere in the world.
Submitted by christinechen on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:31
We are excited to share news of two major policy breakthroughs that show China’s commitment to environmental progress. Our friends at NRDC are proud to report that China’s central government have finally enacted utility demand side management regulations (DSM Implementation Measures).
April Xia, a student of Beijing Foreign Studies University, has volunteered for JUCCCE since summer 2010. Her passion for making China a greener place has motivated her to be one of the most active volunteers in Beijing. April has helped on projects from research to the translation of the Chicago Climate Action Plan. We appreciate all her help. We’re always looking for volunteers. Sign up now to work on our exciting projects.
Submitted by christinechen on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 21:09
JUCCCE has trained over 200 Chinese mayors and 50 state owned enterprise executives across different sectors on how to build energy smart cities. Together these mayors represent over 400 million people.
On Oct 22, JUCCCE helped publicly launch our REUSE EXPO project with our green school showcase,YK Pao in Shanghai. Nine pavilions from the recently-concluded Shanghai Expo have donated a portion of their materials (including furniture, lighting and fixtures) to be reused in building the school's new campus to be opened in 2012. National, city and corporate pavilions including New Zealand, London ZED and Cisco have signed up to donate materials.