Tencent Launches TanLIVE to Spur Innovation of Low-Carbon Tech

Shenzhen-based internet giant Tencent and 10 international and domestic partners, including Impact Hub Shanghai and Plug and Play China, have recently launched TanLIVE, a platform that aims to connect stakeholders of low-carbon technologies, including entrepreneurs, investors, research institutions and more. It brings together technical tools and insights to accelerate the implementation of climate solutions for the first time.

Despite the pressing need for action on climate change, innovators continue to struggle to identify and access the resources and organizations required to drive real change. Through the TanLIVE community, users can tap into different resources such as funds, pilot scenarios, and competitions to spur innovation and build influence.

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The initial launch of TanLIVE focuses 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.
  • The TanLIVE Passport integrates user accounts for all partner sites, enabling users to access various resources and tools with a single unified account.

The low-carbon innovation Tool Lab provides tools and data to help innovators find local policies, open tenders, and investors, with more functions coming in the next few months.

As an aggregator of low-carbon platforms, TanLIVE Passport connects those user systems, eliminates the trouble of creating multiple accounts, and grants easy access to various low-carbon platforms.

“There is an imminent need to address climate change and facilitate the transition into a low-carbon economy,” said Xu Hao, Vice President of Tencent Sustainable Social Value and Head of Tencent Carbon Neutral Lab. “Transformation of traditional industries to a low-carbon model engages a long value chain. Digitalization can help connect the dots across the value chain and significantly improve efficiency in catalyzing and scaling innovations.”

On the same day, Tencent announced the establishment of a special committee on biodiversity. After the “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” was released at COP15, Tencent released its “Biodiversity Statement,” and set up the above mentioned special committee, becoming the world’s first internet giant to respond to the framework.

In the statement, Tencent proposed three strategies and methods based on the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, including developing the company’s business in an ecologically friendly manner, using technology to promote the sustainable use and protection of natural resources, and applying digital tools to enhance public awareness of biodiversity. In the future, the Chinese tech company will further integrate the concept of biodiversity protection into its products and services, and use its advantages in internet technology to support the green development of users, industries, and society.