BYD begins COP26 ‘Race to Zero’ at Green Transport Partnership event

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BYD has kicked off both companies’ commitment to the Race to Zero campaign, an initiative forming a central theme in the run-up to next year’s COP26 – the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November, 2021 with a special Green Transport Partnership media event at SZBG’s state-of-the-art Lotus Hill Depot in Shenzhen’s Futian District.

The Race to Zero is a global collaboration for businesses, cities and other stakeholders to join forces in their quest to reduce carbon emissions. The UK is spearheading a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) initiative, one of five campaign themes tackling climate change under the UK’s presidency of COP26, and guest of honour from the UK Government was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to China, Caroline Wilson CMG.

Also attending was BYD Europe’s Managing Director, Isbrand Ho. Participants pledged their support for the Race to Zero initiative, with Mr Ho describing BYD’s New Energy Vehicle credentials.

Ambassador Wilson said: “Today marks another step on the shared UK-China path towards an ambitious and successful COP26 next year. It is very exciting to see the commitment of both Shenzhen Bus Group and BYD to the UN’s Race to Zero campaign, which reflects both partners’ commitment to a path towards zero emissions. We are working with governments, businesses, vehicle manufacturers and civil society to realise this transformation and it is in this context that the commitments made by Shenzhen Bus Group and BYD are so important, showing all of us the way forward.”

Isbrand Ho added, “Alongside our UK-China Green Transport Partnership colleagues, we stand ready and committed to reducing the impact of transport on our environment. In fact, we have continuously honoured this commitment for 25 years. We are proud of our tireless work in developing new technologies, and to make our zero-emissions goal a reality.”

 

Caroline Wilson CMG, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to China; Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe. BYD