Youth in China Provides Green Development Solutions Through Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Young Chinese business owners took part in a three-day event on green development with great enthusiasm. The goal of the event was to find new ways to fight climate change and protect biodiversity.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the China Soong Ching Ling Science and Culture Centre for Young People, and Citibank China Co., Ltd. welcomed 60 youth from 30 start-ups to the 5th youth national dialogue, which was held online from November 4 to 6.
The goal of the event is to get young people to use technology and digital skills to come up with solutions to climate and biodiversity problems that are green, inclusive, and sustainable.
It gave the participants professional guidance and training in writing business proposals, designing a green economy, and understanding biological diversity. This helped them come up with solutions that would work for everyone and were based on what people wanted.
Through entrepreneurship and innovation, James George, the officer-in-charge of UNDP China, thought that young people could be empowered to take control of their lives, gain new skills, and build game-changing new concepts and products for a rapidly changing world.
Participants at the event introduced over a dozen green development projects, including accurate irrigation systems that combat fertiliser abuse and carbon emissions, bio-liquid fuel production, building carbon service platforms and low-carbon communities, and sludge treatment and environmental protection.
"We look forward to young people being participants, contributors, and leaders in green and low-carbon life, and part of the harmonious coexistence of humanity and nature," said Liu Ning, an official with China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment.