EC-LINK Project Presented At International Water Week Conference (Amsterdam)
Amsterdam International Water Week (4-8 November 2019) is a top event for all stakeholders & professions concerning sustainable water development from all countries in the world. It includes an International Water Week conference, Aquatech exhibition, Aquatech Forum and Future Water leaders Forum, attract 25,000 professions to participate.
During the 2 days’ International Water Week Conference, EC-LINK project Key Expert Ms. Xiaocun Ruan has presented the EC-LINK pilot project – “Implementation Climate Resilience in Zhuhai -an integrated spatial development approach in different scale” at the session: Water security – assessment and quantification methodologies. The audience has a good impression of EC-LINK project working on different scales and with different people.
Furthermore, she also presented the Zhuhai case at leader’s forum -round table discussion in order to listen the ideas from experts from other countries and thus to exchange experiences and learn from each other.
Industrial Bank Co., Ltd. And CDM Fund Reached A Cooperation Agreement To Jointly Innovate A Green Financing Model For Clean Development
Content: On September 2, Industrial Bank Co., Ltd. signed the Green Financial Cooperation Agreement with the Management Center of China Clean Development Mechanism Fund (hereinafter referred to as “CDM Fund”), to jointly innovate a green financing model for clean development in order to support the country’s response to climate change and help local economies’ green transformation. At the same time, the first project under the cooperation mode is being implemented in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province.
According to the Agreement, the two sides will, in accordance with the national eco-environmental protection plan and energy conservation and emission reduction targets, play out the guidance and leverage role of the Fund and the green finance capabilities and advantages of the Industrial Bank Co., Ltd. to innovate a green financing model for clean development. They will jointly promote business cooperation and product innovation such as green financing and investment, green bonds, green wealth management and other environmentally friendly cooperation. They will cooperate in green financial policy research, participate in relevant standards research and formulation, and accelerate the construction of China’s green financial system and ecological civilization. According to Mr. LUO Shiyi, General Manager of the Green Finance Department of the Industrial Bank Co., Ltd., the innovative green financing model that the two sides are working on will provide financing support for projects through three mechanisms: One is the Industrial Bank Co., Ltd. to lend the Fund’s money as it is entrusted by the Fund. Second, the Bank provides guarantees for the funds provided by the Fund, to guarantee security of the policy fund while supporting low-carbon projects. And third, the Bank and the Fund jointly provide loans for enterprises, while the Bank provides guarantees for the funds provided by the Fund.
The EU’s latest Clean Energy Package (CEP) is “undoubtedly positive” for energy storage, with the technology expected to play a key role in meeting the legislation’s ambitious “32% by 2030” renewables target, Brittney Elzarei, senior policy officer at trade organisation EASE has said.
In an article for Volume 20 of PV Tech Power, the quarterly technical journal from our publisher Solar Media, Elzarei takes a close look at the CEP, noting that recognition by EU policymakers of the value of energy storage has greatly evolved in just the past decade since its third iteration in 2009.
“The CEP is undoubtedly positive for the storage sector. By establishing a binding renewables target of 32% by 2030 – along with targets for renewables in transport, heating and cooling – the package sets a high level of ambition that can only be achieved with the widespread deployment of flexibility solutions such as storage."
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On September 27, 2019, EC-Link Project will organize the Europe-China (Weihai) Delicate City Construction Summit Forum; the event is hosted by Weihai Municipal Government and co-organized by Weihai Bureau of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.