CGN Chairman He Yu attended the 8th International Forum on Clean Energy (IFCE) that opened in Macao on Nov 20.
The theme of the forum was “To Promote the Green Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, To Stride towards a New Era of High Quality Energy Development”. It was meant to showcase the latest achievements of China's leading clean energy enterprises and draw a green development roadmap of the Greater Bay Area through speeches, discussions and exchanges on offshore wind power, hydrogen energy and fuel cell, energy Internet, green finance and investment cooperation.
Edmund Ho Hau-wah, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Yao Jian, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region, and Elliott Harris, assistant secretary-general for economic development and chief economist of the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs were present at the opening ceremony.
Founded in 2012, IFCE is an international non-profit organization with its headquarters in Macao. It is dedicated to developing sustainable eco-societies for all by researching clean energy policies, facilitating clean energy R&D efforts, promoting clean energy investment and popularizing clean energy markets.
Su Shuhui, director-general of the forum, noted that the forum is an important think tank with a growing influence in the energy and environmental protection sector. It will strengthen the international community's confidence in China's implementation of the Paris Agreement, and promote Macao's integration into the green development of the Greater Bay Area.
Harris stressed that the UN encourages countries to speed up energy transformation, set a higher share for renewable energy, increase investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and especially promote the use of renewable energy in the fields of heating, cooling, and transportation.
He Yu underlined that the Greater Bay Area should not only lead the world in economic scale but also in innovation and ecological protection on its quest to become a vibrant and competitive world-class city cluster.
He suggested that the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao governments and energy-environmental protection enterprises should reach consensus, strengthen cooperation, and promote industrial development in accordance with world-leading energy and environmental protection development requirements in order to catch up with the San Francisco, New York and Tokyo bay areas.
Pang Songtao, senior vice president of CGN, attended the event and chaired the plenary session on Nov 20. CGN employees delivered keynote speeches and shared their insights at sub-forums.