As part of China's visit to the UK, it was announced that researchers from both nations are collaborating to work towards reaching 'low carbon' status for cities. They have been awarded a combined £6 million in funding from the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
The four projects funded are:
1. Low Carbon Transitions of Fleet Operations in Metropolitan Sites
(Newcastle University, Imperial College London, and Southeast University)
2. City-Wide Analysis to Propel Cities towards Resource Efficiency and Better Wellbeing (University of Southampton and Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology)
3. The ‘Total Performance’ of Low Carbon Buildings in China and the UK (University College London and Tsinghua University)
4. Low carbon climate-responsive Heating and Cooling of Cities (University of Cambridge, University of Reading and Chongqing University)