ASSIST and TUV NORD carbon reduction awareness efforts gains foothold in China

2 10 2012

By holding a series of training of trainers (ToT) in four key cities in China last July to September, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) and TUV NORD hoped to gain foothold in their carbon reduction awareness efforts through the Advancing Carbon-Neutral Economy (ACE) initiative.

The Project Team held the ToT workshops in Guangzhou last July 25-27, 2012, Beijing on August 22-24, Chongqing on September 5-7, and Shanghai on September 10-12. Mr. Nat Lim served as trainer  in Beijing and Chongqing and co-trainer in Guangzhou and Shanghai, while ASSIST Project and Grants Management Sathappan Sathappan led the workshop in Guangzhou and Shanghai.

ACE is an 18-month Public-Private Partnership Project co-financed by DEG and implemented by TUV NORD China and ASSIST.

Attended by top executives and representatives of government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), academic institutions, and private companies, the ToT workshops featured the knowledge transfer on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In particular, the trainers introduced the International Standards and best practices such as ISO 50001 (Energy Management System), ISO 14064 (GHG Inventories), and PAS 2050 (GHG Assessment) in curbing their own emissions.

By the end of the session, participants are expected to have learned the following: Carbon neutrality and the underlying concepts, international standards on carbon neutrality, measurement and reduction of GHG emissions based on various international standards, and the benefits and challenges of implementing carbon neutrality. #





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