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Macao | June 2, 2017

Macao Seminar: Carbon in Infrastructure Construction

In early June 2017, the 8th International Infrastructure Investment & Construction Forum (IIICF) was held in Macao, organized by the China International Contractors Association (CHINCA). In conjunction with the IIICF a Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) seminar took place as a parallel forum, hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment. The theme of the seminar was “Addressing the Impact of Climate Change and Carbon Reduction in Infrastructure Construction”.

At the Macau seminar, approximately 70 industry representatives, academics, associations, making up stakeholders and decision makers from all areas and levels of construction industry were united around sustainability research and development. Subject experts and speakers presented their views on the challenges and opportunities associated with climate change in the construction sector, and discussed global best practices.

Specifically, the speakers shared recent experiences and ideas on energy saving in the construction industry, and new technologies and business models for a sustainable construction industry. Furthermore, the panelists discussed and shared observations and experience on lowering carbon emissions in the construction industry value chain and actions taken to realize a low carbon footprint in infrastructure projects.

Summary

Speakers

Tomas Kuta

Senior Vice President of Sales, Volvo Construction Equipment

Sofie Absér / Rebecca Johansson

Sustainability Specialist Infrastructure/Head of Sustainable Infrastructure, Sweden Green Building Council, WSP Group Sweden / Sustainability Specialist Infrastructure/Sustainability Manager, Stockholm Metro Extension, WSP Group Sweden

Chen Xin

Acting Director of the Climate and Energy Practice, World Wildlife Fund China

Zhu Yingxin

Vice-dean of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University; Chair of National Steering Committee for Higher Education in Building Environment and Energy Engineering

Wang Liwei

Director of Content Solution Center, China Business News

Cao Weiguo

Investor & Chairman, Zhejiang Liyang Machinery Co., Ltd.

Niklas Nillroth

Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, Volvo Construction Equipment

Sofie Absér

Sustainability Specialist Infrastructure/Head of Sustainable Infrastructure, Sweden Green Building Council, WSP Group Sweden

Rebecca Johansson

Sustainability Specialist Infrastructure/Sustainability Manager, Stockholm Metro Extension, WSP Group Sweden

Tomas Kuta

Senior Vice President of Sales, Volvo Construction Equipment

Agenda

09:00

Registration

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