On March 26, Earth Hour, the world’s most influential public environmental protection activity, is officially launched. Trina Solar and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) China jointly call for the use of clean energy to roll out the “60+” initiative. This year, Trina Solar will also work with WWF China to initiate the “Clean Energy for Earth” campaign, a non-profit sub-project of Earth Hour. It calls on all sectors of society to use clean energy and tries to raise public awareness of clean energy to contribute to a carbon-neutral future.
The theme of Earth Hour 2022 is “Action! Shape Our Future Together”. Through various activities, governments, enterprises, public figures, social organizations and individuals at all levels across China are encouraged to take practical actions to protect our environment and build a fair, carbon-neutral and nature-friendly future.
Tonight, we will jointly launch the Earth Hour campaign
At 8:30 tonight, many urban landmark buildings in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Sanya, among others, will turn off their landscape lights for one hour. Through the Earth Hour platform, Trina Solar and WWF China look forward to developing more initiatives to create a safer, fairer and more sustainable future for all.
This year, a series of thematic activities under the Earth Hour campaign will be held in Beijing. These activities will fall into six components:
- Pride on Our Plates (Reducing Waste),
- Gaining Wisdom from Nature;
- Using Nature to Write a New Chapter;
- The Road to a Better Natural World;
- A Place of Coexistence with Nature;
- Taking Actions to Shape a Better Future.
All of these components are centered on climate change and biodiversity conservation. Subject experts, government leaders, industry representatives and celebrity guests will gather to discuss ecology and promote sustainable living. The new “Earth Hour Channel” will be officially launched, and live virtual broadcasts will be conducted from the “Phoenix Earth Hour Zone” in the form of video, picture and text at three time intervals.
According to Lunyan Lu, CEO of WWF China, 2022 marks the 14th year that the Earth Hour campaign has been held in China. In the past year, through the UN’s COP15 and COP26, the WWF has prompted international governments and all sectors of society to reach a new consensus on harmony between man and nature, bringing out the full potential of a synergistic effect towards biodiversity conservation, climate change response and sustainable development, and laying a strong foundation for ecosystem restoration in the next decade. 2022 is a crucial year to help achieve this objective! Lu Lunyan calls on all countries to lead the post-pandemic recovery in a “human-centered, environment-prioritized” way and to fulfill the global commitments of climate and biodiversity conservation while developing economically. By 2030, with action, we can reverse the trend of biodiversity loss, protect our planet and shape a bright future.
We advocate using Clean Energy for Earth
This year, Trina Solar will work with WWF China to jointly launch “Clean Energy for Earth” campaign, a non-profit campaign to achieve low-carbon, sustainable development. Trina Solar and WWF China welcome more companies to join this campaign. To build one world and realize our shared dream, we are committed to the concepts of pursuing innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development.
According to the Global Risks Report 2022 published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), among the ten highest likelihood risks of the next ten years in the world, climate action failure, extreme weather and biodiversity loss rank the top three.
Climate change is posing a global challenge. To help China achieve its carbon peak and neutrality goals, WWF has been promoting the actions to raise public and corporate awareness on climate change and biodiversity issues, as it believes that each and every company has a strong sense of duty and responsibility to reduce carbon emissions with clean energy for the planet’s sustainable development.
Trina Solar and WWF China call on more companies globally to convey this sense of mission, advocating more companies to be engaged in this campaign and jointly build a zero-carbon world. Our objective is to call on actions to use more clean energy and make our planet a better place.
Trina Solar: Solar Energy for All
By fulfilling a mission of “Solar Energy for All”, Trina Solar has been practicing energy conservation and carbon emission under the initiative of WWF.
25 years ago, with the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and the issuance of the One Million Solar Roofs initiative by the US Clinton Administration, Trina Solar anticipated the arrival of a low-carbon new era, while recognizing the positive role of PV new energy in protecting the earth. So the Company, also the global headquarters, was formally established in Changzhou, China, becoming one of the pioneers of PV companies in China and beyond.
25 years later, the world is now on track towards a new era of carbon neutrality. When China’s new energy power generation capacity surpassed 1 trillion kWh for the first time, and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) predicted that the world’s Solar PV power installed capacity would surpass 14,000 GW by 2050, Trina Solar has been committed to becoming a green force for change in the world and creating a new world of carbon-free energy.
Trina Solar has established a presence in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. By the end of the third quarter of 2021, its cumulative shipments of PV modules had exceeded 83GW, which is close to the installed capacity of four Three Gorges Dam power stations and equivalent to planting 6.2 billion trees worldwide.
With innovation-driven development as its most important strategy and core driving force, Trina Solar has put in place a comprehensive and leading science and innovation system. It continues to make R&D breakthroughs by promoting the research and innovation in PV technologies and their application in the industry. The objective is to advance the growth of renewable energy and accelerate the development of a new system of clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient energy. Trina Solar has joined the global Science-Based Targets initiative to help limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C and contribute to the progress of the PV industry. Thanks to the research findings at the State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology (SKL), Trina Solar has set 23 world records for PV cell conversion efficiency and module output and won the first industrial award and the first National Technology Invention Award in the field of PV technology in China.