• Proposals on low-carbon economy
  • ditan360.com 2010-06-11 15:32 CCTV
  •   Low Carbon Network News:   Developingalow-carboneconomyisamajorfocusofmanyCPPCCmembers.Somehavemadetheirproposalsofferingdifferentideasleadingtoalow-carbondevelopmentpath.


      CPPCCMemberDongHengyucomesfromthenorthernInnerMongoliaAutonomousRegion.TheregioniscurrentlyChina‘sbiggestproductionbaseofcoal,henceamajoremitterofcarbondioxide.Dongmadeaproposaltooptimizetheabundantnaturalcarbonsinkresources,suchasgrasslands,lakesandwetlandsinthewesternregion.Hesaysthisiscrucialforsavingenergyandreachingenvironmentallyfriendlytargets.


      DongHengyu,CPPCCmember,said,“Ononehand,weneedtoprovideourcountrywithplentyofenergyresourceslikecoal.Ontheotherhand,wemustprotectourgrasslandsandwetlandsandplantmoretrees.Theincrementofthesenaturalcarbonsinkresourceswilloffsetthecarbondioxideemittedbycoalminesandcoal-fireplants.Inthiswaywecanachievecarbonneutrality.


      AnotherCPPCCmemberZhouJianmin’sproposalistousetaxestopushforwardthedevelopmentofalowcarboneconomy.


      ZhouJianmin,CPPCCmember,said,”Thebusinesssectoriscrucialforrealizingalow-carboneconomy.Theimpositionofcarbontaxeswillpropelenterprisestoproactivelythinkabouttheircarbonemissionstatusandimproveandupgradetheirlow-carbontechnologies.“


      ZhouJianminsayslow-carbontechnologiesarethecorefordevelopingalow-carboneconomy.Hesuggestscarbontaxesfirstbeimposedtomajorcarbonemitters,suchassteelmakersandcoal-firedplants.


      Besidesoptimizingcarbonsinkresourcesandformulatingcarbontaxpolicies,someCPPCCmembershaveputforwardproposalstoestablishahome-grownsystemoflow-carbontechnologies,andtomapoutanationalplantopushforwardalow-carboneconomy.Theysaythegoalofthisisnotonlytotackleclimatechange,butitwillalsodrivethetransformationofChina‘seconomicdevelopmentwhilerealizingsustainablegrowth.