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Tencent Unveils New Platform to Drive Low-Carbon Future

China-headquartered Tencent has launched a new platform that aims to accelerate the development of low-carbon innovative technologies.

TanLIVE, co-developed with 10 international and local partners including Impact Hub Shanghai and Plug and Play China, brings together technical tools and insights to accelerate the implementation of climate solutions.

The platform aims to help connect stakeholders of low-carbon technologies, including entrepreneurs, investors and research institutions.

According to Tencent, innovators continue to struggle to identify and access the resources and organisations required to drive real change. Through the TanLIVE community, users can tap different resources including funds, pilot scenarios, and competitions to spark innovation and establish influence.

TanLIVE puts the spotlight on three major functions: resources, tools, and user systems.

  • Resource Planet enables enterprises, investors and incubators to publish their supporting resources to entrepreneurs
  • Tool Lab gathers policy insights, data, and analysis tools required for low-carbon innovation
  • TanLIVE Passport integrates user accounts for all partner sites. It also enables users to access various resources and tools with just one unified account.

Tool Lab provides tools and data to help innovators find local policies, open tenders and investors, with additional features coming in the next few months. While TanLIVE Passport connects user systems, saving the trouble of creating multiple accounts. TanLIVE also grants easy access to various low-carbon platforms.

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“There is an imminent need to address climate change and facilitate the transition into a low-carbon economy,” said Hao Xu, VP of Tencent Sustainable Social Value (SSV) and head of Tencent Carbon Neutral Lab. “Transformation of traditional industries into low-carbon models engages a long value chain. Digitalisation can help connect the dots across the value chain and significantly improve efficiency in catalysing and scaling innovations.”

Co-founders of TanLIVE joined a platform launch event in Shanghai, including BottleDream, Nengjian, Plug and Play China, Makable, 36Tan, Impact Hub Shanghai, NEX China, Meituan Qingshan Project, BCAA and the Greentech Financing Platform.

China’s Tencent has also outlined its commitment to accelerating and scaling innovation in carbon neutral and climate technologies. It says the TanLIVE platform can help the world accelerate its goal of carbon neutrality via a networked community.

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