To implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jousting's important speech during his visit to Yunnan and implement the "Regulations on Promoting the Construction of Ecological Civilization in Yunnan Province", Yunnan Province’s schools are called up to strengthen education in ecological civilization; in response to General Secretary Xi Jousting's proposal at the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, China will enhance its independent contribution and adopt more effective policies and measures. China will strive to reach the peak of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and strive to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2060.
On September 10, 2020, the Yunnan Department of Education issued the Notice of Yunnan Department of Education Central Office on the Implementation of the Pilot Project of Low carbon Schools of EU and HPP in Yunnan Province》, inviting schools in Wuhan District, Pan long District and Chengdu District of Kunming City to sign up.
In December 2020, schools submitted the relevant application materials of "Low Carbon Pioneer Schools in Yunnan Province". After careful evaluation by the project management committee, 35 schools were nominated as candidates for "Low Carbon Pioneer Schools in Yunnan Province" (see Annex 1 for the list).
The project management committee will conduct evaluation and selection according to the project work of the school in 2021. It is expected that 20 "Low Carbon Pioneer Schools in Yunnan Province" will be officially nominated in December 2021. The "Low Carbon Pioneer Schools in Yunnan Province" will be awarded by the Yunnan Provincial Department of Education and FAIHPP (Switzerland) Yunnan Representative Office, and an awarding ceremony will be held.
Yunnan Low-carbon Schools Pilot Project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Fundación Pueblo para Pueblo (Spanish member of HPP) in cooperation with FAIHPP (Switzerland) Yunnan Representative Office, Yunnan Academy for Science and Technical Information, Southwest Forestry University and Chinese Youth Climate Action Network, 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. 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.