The hottest low-carbon consumption is coming

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Low carbon consumption here we come

release date: Source: People's Overseas Edition

in the process of actively implementing the "carbon peak and carbon neutralization" in the whole society, "buy buy buy" has been given a new requirement: low-carbon living consumption. All regions try to guide enterprises and residents to conduct low-carbon consumption from the front end (supply end) and the end (consumption end) of commodities, and consciously and willingly choose climate and environment-friendly products and services in all aspects of life, such as clothing, food, housing, transportation, entertainment, etc., to avoid waste and encourage recycling

the rise of low-carbon consumption

Miss Wang, who lives in Guangzhou, has a strong awareness of environmental protection. She tries not to drive a private car at work, but chooses to travel by subway, bus or bicycle. At home, water, electricity and gas equipment have also been replaced with energy-saving equipment. Thanks to her donation, her low-carbon behavior has been rewarded - converted into carbon coins through the carbon inclusive platform of Guangdong Province. These carbon coins can be exchanged for commodities and donated for social welfare

Guangdong's carbon inclusive platform was piloted in Guangzhou, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Shaoguan, Heyuan and Huizhou in 2015. Users log in to the code for quality acceptance of underground waterproof engineering GB 50208 (2) 002 through platform stations, apps, official account and other channels, and exchange their low-carbon behavior for carbon coins and corresponding concessions. The platform is not only for individuals, but also quantifies and assigns values to the carbon reduction behaviors of small and micro enterprises and households. On tree planting day in March 2021, carbon inclusive also combines games with green public welfare, and carries out low-carbon communication with the help of a large number of game platforms

like Guangdong, many cities are promoting residents to participate in low-carbon consumption. In 2014, Wuhan, Hubei Province, one of the pilot low-carbon cities, launched the "carbon credit system" to guide citizens to practice low-carbon life. Wuhan carbon treasure bag system also came into being. Carbon treasure bag was launched in June 2016. Citizens can exchange carbon coins by using urban public bicycles, taking urban buses, walking and other green travel methods. Carbon coins can be used to exchange coupons such as movie tickets and group purchase coupons. Although the carbon treasure package was shut down in 2018, as one of the earliest urban carbon credit projects in China, it provides a new idea for promoting urban low-carbon life

other places try to build a carbon credit system, such as the carbon account platform in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and the breakfast planet platform in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. According to the recently released "case study of government and enterprises promoting personal low-carbon consumption", the Shenzhen carbon account platform helps citizens obtain carbon credits and exchange public welfare rewards through voluntary emission reduction after submitting continuous suspension applications at the traffic police station; Chengdu's breakfast planet cooperates with Sichuan United environment exchange to launch a personal carbon account, which calculates individual carbon emissions based on the carbon emission reduction accounting method of Sichuan United environment exchange, calculates the carbon emissions reduced by users' low-carbon travel behaviors such as subway, bus and walking, and generates emission reduction records for users. The calculated emission reduction will be converted into "star currency" and deposited into the user account. The above-mentioned projects are led and initiated by the government, and the overall action framework and objectives of the project serve the policy objectives of urban low-carbon development

personal carbon reduction cannot be underestimated

carbon reduction is a big project, and many major industries such as electricity, steel, cement, etc. have taken on important tasks. How much role can personal consumption play in it? The report of the case study of governments and enterprises promoting personal low-carbon consumption believes that in order to achieve the goals of carbon peak in 2030 and carbon neutrality in 2060, in addition to accelerating the adjustment of energy structure, necessary intervention measures should also be taken to reduce the growth rate of carbon emissions caused by residents' consumption

with the continuous growth of domestic consumption, the carbon emissions generated by household consumption will also continue to rise. Research shows that the carbon emissions generated by China's household consumption in 2012 were about 2.27 times that of 2002. Carbon emissions caused by residents' consumption not only include carbon emissions from energy consumption in daily cooking, heating, travel and other processes, but also include carbon emissions from the production and transportation of products and services consumed by individuals in various fields such as clothing, food, housing, transportation and use

experts pointed out that in the long run, personal consumption is also a particularly important field and link, and the change of personal consumption mode will directly or indirectly affect the front-end supply side

"if we can't effectively and timely guide everyone's consumption behavior, the corresponding carbon emission growth in the future may cause pressure on the environment and the realization of the national climate change goals." Panzhiming, director of the China urban project of the natural resources protection association, said

individual carbon reduction can also play a big role. For example, the carbon inclusive platform in Guangdong Province has 20 carbon reduction projects with more than 20000 members, and the cumulative carbon reduction has reached 16976.75 tons. The report "analysis of low carbon consumption potential of large urban residents" released by carbon footprint (a consulting company) in 2020 analyzes the emission reduction potential of large urban residents with a population of more than 10million in five consumption areas of clothing, food, housing, transportation and use, as well as 13 scenarios. The report points out that if residents gradually shift from the existing lifestyle to the corresponding low-carbon consumption mode under the same scenario, the per capita annual emission reduction in the first and second tier cities with a population of more than 10million will reach at least 1.1 tons per person per year by 2030, with great potential

achieving "carbon peak and carbon neutrality" is a broad and profound economic and social systematic change. Lin Weiwei, director of the low carbon city project of the energy foundation, said that the green and low-carbon lifestyle we advocate today is part of a systematic social transformation under the dual carbon goal, and is also one of the important measures to achieve China's "carbon peak and carbon neutrality" and realize the seamless combination of tangible and intangible markets

create a good environment

encourage everyone to practice low-carbon consumption, but also need the whole society to create a good environment. Among them, the government and enterprises, as two main bodies, can play a major role

since the State Council designated the third day of the annual energy conservation publicity week as the national low carbon day in 2013, Shanghai has carried out publicity on the theme of "urban life, enjoying low carbon" every year on the low carbon day, focusing on many aspects of citizens' lives such as clothing, food, housing, transportation and use. This action covers businesses, campuses, office buildings, enterprises and institutions

Beijing Municipal Commission of transportation and Beijing code for thermal design of civil buildings gb50176 ⑴ 993 Municipal Bureau of ecological environment jointly launched carbon inclusive incentive measures for green travel in September 2020 with Gaode map and Baidu map. By using Gaode map and Baidu map, Jin min provides customers with a spray free scheme specially developed for the home appliance industry for bus, subway, bicycle, walking path planning and navigation. After the trip, users can obtain the corresponding carbon energy and convert it into rewards. As of February 2021, there are about 3million active users on the carbon inclusive day of green travel, with a cumulative carbon emission reduction of 23800 tons

as the provider of products and services, enterprises are not willing to lag behind in promoting low-carbon consumption in the fields of clothing, food, housing, transportation and use. In terms of clothing, Decathlon, Donglong group and other manufacturers have cooperated with the China Textile Industry Federation to launch the "zero abandonment plan for old clothing", which reduces the burden of waste fabrics on the environment and prolongs the life cycle of raw materials through the recycling and reuse of old fabrics

in terms of food, traditional Chinese restaurants and Western fast food chains have launched food portions suitable for "one person to eat", as well as "CD-ROM action"; In terms of housing, enterprises actively research and develop energy-saving household appliances and energy-saving buildings, which have made positive contributions to reducing personal carbon emissions in the field of housing; In terms of travel, shared travel enterprises continue to innovate, and car sharing and other car Hailing products have improved the utilization rate of vehicles; In terms of use, more and more e-commerce platforms, takeaway platforms and logistics industries reduce personal carbon emissions in this field by combining upstream and downstream enterprises to reduce packaging, provide recyclable express packaging, and reduce the use of disposable plastic products

in order to create a new situation of large-scale personal low-carbon consumption, the report "case study of government and enterprises promoting personal low-carbon consumption" suggests that in the future, multi-body exchanges and joint action networks advocating low-carbon consumption and low-carbon life should be established. Take cities and enterprises as the main body, constantly introduce different institutions and stakeholders, and build a dialogue platform and dialogue mechanism with multi-agent participation; Build a unified and comprehensive carbon reduction accounting system. Mobilize the strength of public welfare organizations and research institutions to provide solid technical support for carbon emission reduction accounting; Strive for more enterprises to cooperate across enterprises and fields, reduce the energy consumption of goods and services throughout the chain, and take providing more low-carbon options and creating a good low-carbon consumption environment as the ultimate goal

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