Blue Map for Zero Carbon


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


  • Time: 12:00-1:00PM
  • Date: Thursday, 28 April 2022
  • Venue: Zhumu, please contact for Zhumu details)


With more than 130 countries and regions joining the global Race to Zero, an unexpected global energy shortage cast a shadow over the prospect for emission reductions in the near term. It is obvious that the transition to low carbon is far from being accomplished and is tougher than many expected. How to hasten the process of carbon peak and neutrality while balancing economic growth with environmental and climate goals becomes a question that environmentalists need to think and respond to.

As the developer of the Blue Map pollution database, Ma Jun believes it is important to draw on the experience of dealing with local pollution to tackle climate change. Ma Jun and his organization IPE has created a Zero Carbon Map, a greenhouse-gas database similar to the Blue Map pollution database, for different regions and industries. The Zero Carbon Map makes emissions data easy to access and understand through visualization and mapping. In addition, IPE has also developed carbon indices, evaluating 30 provinces, 110 cities, 58 listed companies and over 600 major brands, promoting multi-stakeholders to contribute to China's ‘dual carbon’ goals and global climate change governance.


Ma Jun began his career in 1993 working for the media, where his research on China’s environmental problems spurred him to publish the 1999 book China’s Water Crisis. In 2004, he was selected as a Yale World Fellow. In 2006, Ma Jun founded the non-profit organization the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) in Beijing, China.

As Director of IPE, Ma Jun led the development of the Blue Map, a website and mobile app that provides a database for environmental information in China. In 2006, he was awarded as China’s “Green Person of the Year” and was named as one of TIME Magazine’s World’s 100 Most Influential People. Ma was also honored with the Magsaysay Award in 2009 and Goldman Prize in 2012 for his environmental protection work in China, as well as the 2015 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship for his innovative approach to address China’s pollution problems.

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