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In November, five departments including the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, issued the Advanced Level, Energy-saving Level and Access Level of the Energy Efficiency of Key Energy-using Products and Equipment (2022 Version), classifying the energy efficiency of 20 relevant products and equipment like industrial motors and household air conditioners into three levels, namely advanced level, energy-saving level and access level. Vigorous efforts will be made to promote energy-efficient products and equipment, improve policies related to government green procurement, and expand the scope of green procurement products. In particular, the document notes that when introducing policies and measures to stimulate consumption, all local governments should adhere to the green and low-carbon approach, and subsidies, trade-ins, reward points and other methods are encouraged to guide residents in purchasing products and equipment at the advanced energy efficiency level.
In December, the Low Carbon Planet applet, jointly forged by the Shenzhen Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau, China Emissions Exchange and Tencent, announced the conclusion of the first trading of PHCERs. The emission reductions accumulated by the users were listed on the China Emissions Exchange and the transaction was completed by returning the full amount to users in the form of subway tickets. In 2022, more than 1 million Shenzhen citizens accumulated carbon credits through the Low Carbon Planet and recorded their emission reductions generated from the travelling by public transit. At present, the highest record of personal carbon credits accumulated by Shenzhen citizens is 8,317 points, equivalent to nearly 1 ton of cumulative carbon reductions, which can be exchanged for 69 subway tickets.
12月，上海報業集團界面新聞、商道縱橫發布《2022中國可持續消費報告》。報告顯示，傳統媒體依舊是大多數消費者了解低碳產品和消費的渠道。其中電視、廣播、報刊、書籍和公共場所的公益宣傳分別占比 62.80% 和 62.61%。提到低碳產品時，大部分消費者會先聯想到電子電器、紙品清潔類、汽車及配飾，分別占比 34.88%、34.24% 和 34.13%。在阻礙消費者購買低碳產品的因素中，難以辨別是不是低碳產品占到50.75%，價格高太多占到44.94%。對于二手產品，超過 60% 的受訪者需要便宜到四折及更低才會購買。
In December, JIEMIAN under Shanghai United Media Group and SynTao released the China Sustainable Consumption Report 2022. According to the Report, traditional media remain the channel for most consumers to know about low-carbon products and consumption. Specifically, non-profit publicity through TV, radio, newspapers, and books and that in public spaces account for 62.80% and 62.61% respectively. When it comes to low-carbon products, most consumers will first think of electronic and electrical products, paper and cleaning products, and automobiles and accessories, with their respective share of 34.88%, 34.24% and 34.13%. Among the factors preventing consumers from purchasing low-carbon products, difficulty in telling whether the products are low-carbon or not accounts for 50.75%, and excessively high price accounts for 44.94%. Regarding second-hand products, over 60% of respondents will buy them only if the products are as cheap as 60% off or even cheaper.