China Urban Green Finance – Third Network Meeting
EC-Link Project organized the China Urban Green Finance - Third Network Meeting at the European Embassy in Beijing. In line with on-going EC-Link Project’s activities, the Meeting was organized so to provide:
The meeting saw the participation of more than 40 people representing major European and Chinese stakeholders involved in the municipal green finance sector.
Within three hours of active discussion, Participants focused their attention towards three main topics:
EC-LINK Project is doing city-level cooperation and communication work in China and providing green finance assistance. It will continue its work in order to sustain an effective dialogue between Chinese Municipalities and main Chinese and International Banks and Funds.
EU Defends Publishing Ship Emissions Data
The EU, under pressure from industry and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to harmonise its monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system with the IMO’s system, should still require ships registered outside the EU to report their data, the Commission said.
Publishing data on all ships will allow shipping customers to identify the most efficient ships, make fuel savings and thereby reduce CO2 emissions. The transparency of the EU system, unlike the IMO’s data collection system (DCS), will prevent dirty ships to pass them off as efficient. The Commission’s proposal also maintains other key elements of the EU’s MRV, such as reporting data showing ships’ air pollution in ports.
Source: Sea News - https://seanews.co.uk/environment/eu-defends-publishing-ship-emissions-data/
China Encourages Insurers To Invest In Good Quality Stocks, Bonds
China is encouraging insurance institutions to invest in more good quality stocks and bonds to improve their portfolios, its banking and insurance regulator said on 28 January 2019. “This will help ensure stability in the capital markets and will allow insurers to improve their investment portfolios,” the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said in his brief statement.
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On April 3-4, 2019, EC-Link project will be taking part at the Fifteenth International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo to be held in Shenzhen (China).
Launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, P. R. China, the Annual International Conference has proved to be an increasing success through 14 years development. EC-Link Project will organize a Forum aimed at introducing policies and cases of Green Building Management in European and Chinese Cities sharing their visions, values, goals and strategies, together with case studies and concrete experiences of governance models in different sectors and territorial areas.