On April 13, 2021, the launch and first summit of the Yunnan Low Carbon Schools Network (YLCSN) of the EU-FPP Yunnan Low-Carbon Schools Pilot Project was held in Yunnan Forestry Technological College. About 100 people attended the meeting, including Pan Guangwei, Director of the Moral Education Department of the Yunnan Provincial Department of Education, Ma Minxiang, Dean of the Yunnan Academy for Science and Technical Information(YASTI), Duan Liwu, President of Yunnan Forestry Technological College (YFTC), Michael Hermann, Chief Representative of FAIHPP (Switzerland) Yunnan Representative Office, Yang Song, Vice president of Yunnan Biodiversity Research Institute of Southwest Forestry University (SWFU), and representatives of participating schools. Leaders and representatives delivered speeches on the launching ceremony of YLCSN.
The picture left: Duan Liwu, President of YFTC
The picture right: Ma Minxiang, Dean of YASTI
The picture left: Yang Song, Vice president of Yunnan Biodiversity Research Institute of SWFU
The picture right: Michael Hermann, Chief Representative of FAIHPP
At this meeting, we had the honor to invite Professor Ye Qian from Beijing Normal University, Executive director of IHDP-IRG Project, the core project of the Future Earth of the International Union of Academies, Professor Tan Hongwei from Tongji University, Executive vice chairman and Secretary General of China Green University Network, to explain the risks brought about by climate change, scenario analysis of domestic medium and long-term economic and social development, low-carbon transition strategies and climate change mitigation measures of schools at home and abroad to the guests in detail.
The picture left: Professor Ye Qian；The picture right: Professor Tan Hongwei
After introducing the establishment and purpose of the YLCSN, Michael joined hands with eight invited guests to officially launch the"Yunnan Low Carbon Schools Network" in the presence of everyone.
In order to practice the idea of green development, advocate green low-carbon cycle, and follow the "national strategy and action 3060", how can a school implement the action in the actual teaching activities and school management?
For further enhancing our understanding of the EU-FPP Yunnan Low-Carbon Schools Pilot Project and promote more schools in Yunnan Province to participate in the construction of low-carbon schools, the project team, project partners and representatives from the outstanding participating schools shared their field experience and achievements in the construction of low-carbon schools.
The picture left: Liu Xi, Manager of EU-FPPYunnan Low-Carbon Schools Pilot Project
The picture right: Gu Jianlong, Vice-director of Yunnan Clean Development Mechanism Centre (YCDMC), Yunnan Academy for Science and Technical Information (YASTI)
The picture left: Zheng Xiaowen, Executive director of Chinese Youth Climate Action Network (CYCAN)
The picture right: Gao Lianrui, Officer of EU-FPP's Yunnan Low-carbon Schools Pilot Project
The picture left: Chen Yuanshu, Director of Popular Science Education Department of Yunnan Academy of Biodiversity of SWFU
The picture right: Li Xiaohan,League secretary of College of Ecological and Environmental Engineering of YFTC
The picture left: Yue Jianqiang, Vice-president of Kunming Zhonggong Secondary School
The picture right: Hou Li, President of Yihuiyuan Primary School
The picture left: Li Fang, Director of moral education of Mingtong Primary School
The picture right: Li Xinyuan, Director of Xinying Third Kindergarten
In addition, Professor Ye Qian and Professor Tan Hongwei further explained the concepts and excellent cases, as well as the experience of sustainable development of the low-carbon schools at home and abroad.
Professor Ye Qian is sharing
Professor Tan Hongwei is sharing
During the project, all participating schools expressed their willingness to actively participate in the construction of low-carbon schools, and jointly build Yunnan Province into a national leader of ecological civilization. Under the guidance of the EU-FPP Yunnan Low-Carbon Schools project team, the participating schools successfully carried out low-carbon related activities many times, helped teachers and students to strengthen their awareness, started from themselves, and contributed a small force to the realization of low-carbon schools.
In the “Winter Vacation Challenge--Seven Days to Reduce Disposing Plastic Waste”, students from Kunming Metallurgy College, Kunming No. 10 Secondary School, Kunming Zhonggong Secondary School, Shaoshan Primary School and Xinying Third Kindergarten won honorable mention. On the meeting, Michael, Chief Representative of FAIHPP (Switzerland) Yunnan Representative Office, presented certificates to the four outstanding students.
Group photo of honored guests
Creating a low-carbon campus and realizing the construction of ecological civilization require all-round and multi-angle approaches. FAIHPP always stands with the schools, hand in hand to integrate the low-carbon concept into the teachers, students, and the young. The low-carbon school network platform is designed to help schools practice low-carbon life and build a green campus.
Group photo of participants
Yunnan Low-carbon Schools Pilot Project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the People to People Foundation (Spanish member of HPP) in cooperation with FAIHPP (Switzerland) Yunnan Representative Office, Yunnan Academy for Science and Technical Information, Southwest Forestry University, Chinese Youth Climate Action Network, Green Kunming (Kunming Environmental Popular Science Association) and Kunming Good Deed Public Welfare Community Development Service Center with a project cycle from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2023. The project begins by increasing partners’ awareness and advocacy on climate change mitigation and environmental protection, by raising climate change awareness among 600 schools, 70,000 students and teachers, determine the emission benchmark through basic calculation, and then implement emission reduction work in 50 Carbon Compliant Pioneer Schools. Use science, technology, innovation and other means to respond to “climate action” to accelerate environmental sustainability and promote the transition from green campuses to low-carbon and carbon-neutral campuses.
The project is funded by European Union.
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