Posted on 3 May, 2018
EC-Link Project and the European Chamber of Commerce (member of EC-Link Project’s Consortium) met in order to support together European companies in their dialogue with Chinese municipalities.
EUCCC was represented by Carl Hayward, Cecilia Rovelli, Antonio Salvador, Maxime de Coudenhove, Kevin Gao, Tianyi Zheng; moreover the meeting was attended from many European companies such as: GIZ, Veolia, Euro-Sino Invest, IFC, Air Liquide, European heating industry, Capital 8, Engie, etc.
As introduction to the meeting, it was mentioned that after signing the Joint Declaration on the EU-China Partnership on Sustainable Urbanisation in Brussels on 2012, the EC-Link Eco-City Network Project (EC-LINK) was launched in November 2013 as a key component for the cooperation on the implementation of China’s urban low-carbon development framework.
In order to support the fruitful dialogue among European and Chinese stakeholders, the Project’s assumption foresees the establishment of an EC-Link Eco-City Network, constituted by several sub-groups (City Network Units – CNUs) of cooperating EU and Chinese cities. EC-Link final aim is to trigger parallel Learning & Cooperation processes aimed at an effective joint work of EU and Chinese cities in the long term.
City Network Units (CNUs) are composed by European and Chinese cities interested in triggering parallel learning and cooperation processes (i.e. specific technologies, practices, procedures, etc.), aimed at an effective joint mutual work and long term exchange.
Participants showed great interest in the practical procedure of participating in the EC-Link project; on this regard, it was agreed that EC-Link and EUCCC will strengthen their dialogue also in light of further areas of cooperation.