The Low Carbon Manufacturing Programme (LCMP) aims at reducing carbon emissions generated by manufacturing facilities in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and developing environmental social governance for those manufacturers. By providing manufacturers with a carbon accounting and labeling system, LCMP helps to measure their effectiveness in reducing carbon emissions and equip them with best practice in greenhouse gas management.
The PRD constitutes about 30% of the total value of China's exports and represents the world's highest concentration of manufacturing infrastructure. According to research conducted by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in 2007, there were 55,000 Hong Kong invested factories in PRD.
Recognizing the significant potential for both energy and cost saving in manufacturing in the PRD, with the generous sponsorship from Green Dragon Fund, WWF Hong Kong has developed the LCMP with two renowned technical consultants – Hong Kong Productivity Council and Azure International Technology & Development (Beijing) Ltd.