Thorben Jensen (Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy) and Dai Chunyan (The Innovative Green Development Program (iGDP))


Innovative Green Development Program (Beijing) & Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Germany)


After the exchange program, the participating organizations began to cooperate on a “ Chongqing pilot project for developing a low carbon campus evaluation index”.

As a starting point, this study will clarify key points in controlling greenhouse gas emissions in order to build a low carbon campus construction and evaluation system. In addition to the necessary hardware for a Low Carbon Campus, society will also play a key role in the low carbon transformation.

On campus, providing low carbon education can help students integrate their life and work into the low carbon system and enhance their overall low carbon literacy. Ultimately, this will help control on-campus greenhouse gas emissions, enhance low carbon awareness and literacy among citizens and  promote the goal of creating synergies between universities and society as a whole to achieve a low carbon transformation.The research results of the project will provide a decision-making basis and reference for creating local level planning regulations and technical guidelines in Chongqing. The transnational nature of this research project will help foster innovation.