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"In Europe many young people have become risk averse, happy to work under a big corporate structure. Climate-KIC was set up to change this attitude, encouraging young people to create new climate change solutions through entrepreneurship," says Richard Templer, director of Climate-KIC UK and a professor at Imperial College.
"... One major area of potential knowledge exchange is the experience of creating an entire new area devoted to climate change answers. London is also building one such area, known as Old Oak and Park Royal, in West London.
"The Mayor of London Boris Johnson recently outlined proposals to transform Old Oak and Park Royal into a thriving new district with up to 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs.
" 'We will have a clean-tech and low carbon hub, to develop clean technology and light engineering industries, so in this sense we will have a lot of knowledge exchange with Lingang [city in China],' Templer says."