Huawei Technologies has announced that it has won the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Climate Solver award for 2020 for its world-leading FusionSolar Smart PV solution. The award ceremony took place during the 2021 Climate Action Week/Zero Carbon Mission International Climate Summit in Beijing, co-organized by the WWF and Phoenix TV, and the FusionSolar solution was judged the winner from a host of candidates following a rigorous selection process.
The Climate Solver of the Year award is a key component of the Carbon Neutrality Action Leadership award, and is based on the annual WWF climate solver program launched in China in 2011. It aims to create favorable conditions for the promotion of climate technologies with revolutionary potential by identifying and selecting innovative low-carbon solutions which can contribute to the realization of the goal of keeping the global average rise in temperature to below 2℃.
This year’s Summit saw the official launch of the Action Leadership award which, based on the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the UN-supported Race to Zero initiative, is designed to recognize individuals, teams and projects with outstanding performance in business commitment, innovation in technology and impactful communications, with the aim of encouraging companies to adopt actions to mitigate climate change, driving various industries to establish emission reduction targets.
The Summit, under the theme of “Global Carbon Neutrality and China’s Role”, counted on more than 70 guests, including Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, Tu Ruihe, the representative of the UNEP office in China, Jia Feng, Director of the Center for Environmental Education and Communications of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International, to discuss topics including global carbon neutrality, corporate resolution for achieving climate goals, green finance, energy transformation, green building and low-carbon transportation.
As of the end of June, Huawei Digital Power has enabled its clients to generate 403.4 billion kWh of electricity from green energy, saving 12.4 billion kWh of electricity consumption and reducing CO2 emissions by 200 million tons, the equivalent of planting 270 million trees.