On September 26, Tsinghua University and the Paulson Institute jointly hosted the 10th Anniversary of the Paulson Prize for Sustainable (hereinafter referred to as the "Paulson Prize") and announced the winners of the 2023 Paulson Prize for Sustainability in Beijing. As one of the supporting organizations of the "2023 Paulson Prize", Zhu Liyang, president of CACE, was invited to attend the event and make a keynote speech. Henry M. Paulson, Jr., founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute, attended the event and delivered a speech.
In the keynote speech session of "Green Innovation: Leading High-quality Development", President Zhu said that the development of circular economy is a significant path to realize green, low-carbon and high-quality development. Through the development of circular economy, it provides resource guarantee for economic and social development. He pointed out that climate change is a prominent global challenge at present, which is related to the common interests of the international community and the future of the earth, and we should cultivate and strengthen the recycling of resources industry, strengthen the scientific and technological innovation of the circular economy, strengthen international exchanges and cooperation and other directions, vigorously develop the circular economy, and jointly promote green, low-carbon and high-quality development.
Keynote speakers at the "Green Innovation: Leading High-quality Development" session included Siddharth Chatterjee, the U.N. resident coordinator in China; Wang Shi, Founder of Vanke Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vanke Foundation; and Joe Phelan, Executive Director, Asia Pacific & Member of the Extended Leadership Group.
The Winner of The Paulson Prize Green Innovation category awards was the "Shaping a Low-Carbon Industry by Innovative Technologies of EV Battery Swapping" project by China's electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer NIO. Excellence awards in the Green Innovation category were presented to the Blue Finance Project by Bank of Qingdao and A “Carbon Neutral’ Operations Model: Empowering Low-Carbon Transformation in the Consumer Goods Industry by Danone China.
The Winner of The Paulson Prize Nature Stewardship category awards was the "Shenzhen Bay Model for Social Participation in Urban Biodiversity Conservation" project by Shenzhen Mangrove Conservation Foundation. Excellence awards in the Nature Stewardship category were presented to the Delineate and Strictly Adhere to the Ecological Conservation Redlines and Conserve Biodiversity by Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, under the MEE and Action on Biodiversity-Alpine Plant Conservation by Beijing Dr. Plant Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
Photo credit: the Paulson Institute