Eco Forum Global 2021: Guiyang Leverages Big Data to Generate a Greener and Low-Carbon Future

2021-07-13 21:10

GUIYANG, China, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Themed "Green and Low-carbon Development -- Fostering a Community of Life for Man and Nature", Eco Forum Global Guiyang 2021 is being held in Guiyang City, China on July 12 and 13. Dubbed China's “Big Data Valley", Guiyang has shown how the city has leveraged its booming big data industry capabilities to boost ecological civilization and environmental conservation.

Supported by big data and geographic information system (GIS) technology, Guiyang’s Intelligent Decision-Making Support System (IDSS) for the prevention, monitoring and forecasting of risks from unusual weather conditions such as rainstorms, floods, droughts, typhoons, severe sustained droughts, extreme cold and hot weather, to analyse potential risks and issue alarms to those areas that are vulnerable to such weather. The system is now widely applied in water conservancy, hydropower, agriculture, transportation, insurance, and tourism industries.

Similarly, Guizhou Environmental Protection Cloud collects data from 133 air monitoring sites and 48 water quality monitoring sites across Guizhou and creates a dynamic map dashboard with real-time environmental data acquired around the clock. The system greatly reduces the difficulty of on-site maintenance operations as well as management costs and is also another step closer towards the city’s low-carbon future.

Guiyang has stayed committed to leveraging technology innovation to push the boundaries of ecological civilization development. The Eco Forum Global Guiyang 2021 is a great opportunity to share Guiyang's experiences, and serve as a platform to deepen cooperation with international organizations in environmental protection and carbon emissions reduction.

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A total of 22 thematic sub-forums focus on various ecological topics including green and renewable energy, ecosystem protection and restoration as well as cooperation and communication mechanisms with international organizations.

About Guiyang

Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou province in China, is listed as one of the country’s National Ecological Civilization Demonstration Cities. The city is also China’s first national forest city with a forest coverage rate reaching 55%.

About Eco Forum Global Guiyang 2021

Eco Forum Global Guiyang 2021 is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Ministry of Natural Resources of the People's Republic of China, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People's Republic of China, and Guizhou Provincial People's Government. Attendees, including government officials, renowned scholars, business leaders, heads of non-governmental organizations, and people from all walks of life, are taking part in EFG to explore solutions to challenges facing mankind. For more information, please visit

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