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CISL delivers successful sustainable development programme to support leaders from the Guangdong Provincial Government

last modified Sep 04, 2017 10:34 AM
CISL welcomed 25 leaders from the Guangdong Provincial Government for a three week custom programme in Cambridge and London during July and August 2017.

The programme was designed by CISL to help the Guangdong Provincial Government understand the solutions to achieve sustainable development within their region, with a focus on low carbon economic development and low carbon cities. District and Deputy District Mayors, and Directors of Provincial Offices from the Guangdong Provincial Government were equipped with the strategic leadership insight needed to enable them to plan, manage and innovate for low-carbon growth and resilience, working towards a sustainable future.

During the three-week programme, delegates learnt from a faculty of leading academics, government officials and business executives, including Dr David Pencheon OBE (Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit), Patrick Freehily (Assistant Director – Environment, Greater London Authority), David Gill (Managing Director, St John’s Innovation Centre, Cambridge), Murray Woodburn (Principal Transport Planner, London Borough of Newham), Anthony Hull (Project Manager, Crossrail 2, Network Rail) and Lily Young (Vice President Government and Public Affairs, Phillips Lighting Greater China), as well as site visits to the Future Cities Catapult, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,  and the House of Commons.

Lindsay Hooper, Executive Director of Education at CISL said:

“China has made strong commitments to delivering a sustainable future and Guangdong Province is committed to playing a leadership role in this transition. Our programmes draw on the latest research, policy and business developments to provide insight into, and practical responses to, key economic, environmental and social trends. Through a combination of dialogue with experts and site visits, members of the Guangdong Provincial Government have had the opportunity to examine how the UK, London and other UK and international cities are responding to the need for green, circular and low carbon growth and to take lessons from this for their own regions and departments.”

This programme follows the successful delivery of a programme for the province in 2015 that focused on the role of industrialisation and technological innovation in promoting sustainable economic activity.

Find out more about how CISL’s Customised Education Programmes can be tailored to help organisations across multiple sectors frame a response to sustainability trends and achieve commercial impact. 

Read more about our work in China.

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