Climate change:
Everyone’s business
The CBI’s low carbon initiatives in China
Guy Dru Drury (CBI)
SW University of Politic...
CBI: the facts
The CBI
• Established in 1965, today the UK’s largest independent
business organisation
• Represent over 24...
CBI China: the facts
The CBI
• Established in 1965, today the UK’s largest independent
business organisation
• Represent o...
CBI China and climate change
Report launched in Beijing in January 2008
Working with:
1. National government: Ma Kai (NDRC...
More than 2 million staff, turnover of £1 trillion, 1% global carbon footprint
CBI and climate change: Task Force Members
...
CBI & climate change – Task Force Report Summary
3. Now translated into: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese.
Report do...
CBI Task Force Report: fast facts
30% of the energy that
business buys is wasted
Task Force Report: key messages
UK not currently on track to meet its 2020 & 2050 targetsUrgency
We can get on track by 20...
CBI Task Force Report: fast facts
Consumers, business and government must work together
CBI & climate change – The Business Response
CBI & climate change – Policy Tools for 2009
Policy
Roadmaps
March ‘09 CBI policy ‘roadmaps’
• Cover energy industry, tran...
CBI & climate change – Policy Tools for 2009
Climate
Change
Tracker
December ‘08 CBI climate change tracker
•Monitors gove...
CBI & climate change – China Low Carbon Case Studies
British Airways: Carbon offset projects
Wind farm in Inner Mongolia
T...
CBI & climate change – China Low Carbon Case Studies
Conclusions
Action needs to be taken now and a global climate change
agreement reached in Copenhagen in Dec 2009.
Priority...
THANK YOU
CBI Beijing: 1006B, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Ave, Beijing 100020
Tel (GMT + 8 hrs): (0086) 010 8525 3...
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CBI attended and presented at a low carbon seminar organised by the UK Consulate, CQ Net and the SW Law & Political University in Chongqing on 26th Feb 2009.

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The CBI's low carbon initiatives in China

  1. 1. Climate change: Everyone’s business The CBI’s low carbon initiatives in China Guy Dru Drury (CBI) SW University of Political Science & Law 26 Feb 2009
  2. 2. CBI: the facts The CBI • Established in 1965, today the UK’s largest independent business organisation • Represent over 240,000 companies • 13 UK offices across the UK, including London • Established in 1965, today the UK’s largest independent business organisation • Represents over 240,000 companies • 13 UK offices with HQ in London The CBI in the UK The CBI globally •Well-established international network • Brussels office opened in 1971 • Washington D.C. office opened in 2002 • New Delhi office launched in 2008
  3. 3. CBI China: the facts The CBI • Established in 1965, today the UK’s largest independent business organisation • Represent over 240,000 companies • 13 UK offices • Well-established network internationally • Offices in Brussels, Washington DC and New Delhi Qingdao 24 members Beijing over 100 members Shanghai over 100 members Guangzhou over 40 members Dalian 20 members Chengdu 34 members Chongqing 21 members Wuhan 27 members The CBI in China • In China since 2006; more than 350 national members (09) • Member services: representation & business intelligence • More than 60 FTSE 100 member companies in China •Partners: UK Embassy & Consulates, CBBC, BCCC
  4. 4. CBI China and climate change Report launched in Beijing in January 2008 Working with: 1. National government: Ma Kai (NDRC) and Chen Deming (MOFCOM) 2. Local governments: Zhejiang, Nanjing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Hefei 3. Chinese business federations: ACFIC, CCPIT, CBCSD, CNECC Reaching Business Community via: 1. CBI Member network – Climate Change Board 2. UKTI business events & UK government climate change seminars, British & European Chamber events across China 3. Bilingually online via www.cbichina.org.cn and http://climatechange.cbi.org.uk
  5. 5. More than 2 million staff, turnover of £1 trillion, 1% global carbon footprint CBI and climate change: Task Force Members 18 Chairmen/CEOs of some of the most important UK businesses
  6. 6. CBI & climate change – Task Force Report Summary 3. Now translated into: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese. Report download available at: www.cbichina.org.cn/Chinese 2. Report launched in November ‘07 in London, in January ‘08 in Beijing. 1. ‘Independent’- 10 months of work brought together by CBI with support of McKinsey.
  7. 7. CBI Task Force Report: fast facts 30% of the energy that business buys is wasted
  8. 8. Task Force Report: key messages UK not currently on track to meet its 2020 & 2050 targetsUrgency We can get on track by 2030 through known solutions (CCS, wind, insulation etc.)Deliverability Technologies will cost £100 per household per year by 2030 Affordability
  9. 9. CBI Task Force Report: fast facts
  10. 10. Consumers, business and government must work together
  11. 11. CBI & climate change – The Business Response
  12. 12. CBI & climate change – Policy Tools for 2009 Policy Roadmaps March ‘09 CBI policy ‘roadmaps’ • Cover energy industry, transport and energy efficient buildings. • Highlight what policies must be delivered by the government and the business response to such proposals. • e.g. Energy Roadmap – the CBI is urging that the government change the current planning system to streamline approval for nuclear power and large offshore wind farms.
  13. 13. CBI & climate change – Policy Tools for 2009 Climate Change Tracker December ‘08 CBI climate change tracker •Monitors government and businesses progress on climate change commitments. •Challenged the government for failing to make enough progress on a renewable energy strategy and a lack of progress on emission reductions from government and business buildings. •Will become a mini tracker that will be released every six months to monitor business and government progress on climate change.
  14. 14. CBI & climate change – China Low Carbon Case Studies British Airways: Carbon offset projects Wind farm in Inner Mongolia The wind farm in Inner Mongolia has 33 wind turbines and will save 121,757 tonnes of CO2 a year or the equivalent to taking 22,300 passenger cars off the roads per year. HEP plant in Gansu: The hydro-electric power plant in Gansu can save 36,000 tonnes of CO2, which is equal to taking 8,000 cars off the roads per year or 4,696 households’ electricity use per year.
  15. 15. CBI & climate change – China Low Carbon Case Studies
  16. 16. Conclusions Action needs to be taken now and a global climate change agreement reached in Copenhagen in Dec 2009. Priority Consumers, business and government must work more closely together to achieve targets. Inter-dependency Business in China needs to be green to grow – and UK business is well placed to assist. Green to grow
  17. 17. THANK YOU CBI Beijing: 1006B, China Life Tower, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Ave, Beijing 100020 Tel (GMT + 8 hrs): (0086) 010 8525 3100 Fax: 010 8525 3116 Guy Dru Drury: (0086) 139 1103 7537 Email: guydd@cbi.org.uk www.cbichina.org.cn http://climatechange.cbi.org.uk

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