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Chengdu Delegation visit Bonn 2014-11-18

Chengdu Delegation visit Bonn

November 18, 2014

A delegation from Chengdu visited Bonn from Tuesday, 18 November to Friday, 21 November 2014, to study the concept of “Sustainable Bonn” (SB) and discuss the next steps of the Low-Carbon City partnership. The follow-up visit was made after the trip of an expert group of Bonn to Chengdu in October 2014. The project “Sustainable Bonn” was selected as one potential component of the low-carbon cooperation Bonn-Chengdu. The City of Bonn launched the “Sustainable Bonn” (SB) initiative in 2006, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and coordinated by the Tourismus und Congress GmbH Bonn. It successfully supports Bonn’s conference & hotel sector in developing individual sustainability strategies. >> more
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NGO-Exchange meeting in Bonn

November 17, 2014

As part of the Low-Carbon City Partnership between Bonn and Chengdu, four representatives and experts from the NGOs including Chengdu Urban River Association (CURA), Roots & Shoots Chengdu as well as the Sichuan University visited Bonn from Sunday, 16 November to Friday, 21 November 2014. The objective of the study visit was to establish networks between organisations; promote knowledge exchange and experiences in NGOs activities; and to enhance sustainable and long-term partnerships between organisations in both partner cities. >> more
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Workshop on Low Carbon Finance

Supporting Hubei’s Low Carbon Urbanisation and Industrialisation

Wuhan, November 5, 2014 | Due to the intensive industrialisation and urbanisation processes, Hubei provincial government faces a daunting task in decarbonising its industries and cities. In particular, many of its industries are either not ready or struggling to play an active part in its emission trading scheme (ETS) due to cost implications. Hubei government also faces huge challenges in financing the low carbon transformation needed: Wuhan currently has one of the highest local government debts in China and needs to spend $329 billion in urban construction over the next five years. >> more
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Addressing Low Carbon Urban Development

NGO Case Studies from China

Beijing, October 31, 2014 | Following-up on the round table “Strengthening the role of NGOs in China’s sustainable urban development” organised by China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO), Germanwatch and E3G in December 2013 in Beijing, this publication showcases eleven NGO projects and programmes addressing low carbon and sustainable development in cities and urban-rural areas in China. >> more
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Low-Carbon Partnership Bonn-Chengdu – Expert trip to Chengdu

October 27, 2014

A delegation from the city of Bonn has visited Chengdu from Monday, 27 October to Friday, 31 October 2014 to discuss further enhancement of the city cooperation. The overall objective of the expert visit in Chengdu was the evaluation and scoping of low-carbon development potential in the sub district Sansheng in Chengdu, and more specifically the analysis of the transferability and feasibility of the "Sustainable Bonn" approach in Chengdu. The concept of "Sustainable Bonn" was identified as one potential cooperation project within the low-carbon city partnership between Bonn and Chengdu. >> more
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Chinese health experts from Chengdu visit Germany

September 2014

A Chinese delegation consisting of thirteen medical doctors and public health specialists from Bonn's partner city Chengdu visited Germany in September 2014. The Chengdu delegation met with experts and policymakers to learn and exchange about public health issues in Germany. The delegation spent one week each in North Rhine-Westphalia, Berlin and Munich. >> more
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Chinese and German city policies

Analysed for the cities of Chengdu, Bonn, Wuhan and Duisburg

This study analyses the low carbon activities of the four cities, Bonn, Duisburg and their Chinese partner city Chengdu and Wuhan. The resulting assessments are used to develop policy recommendations for the respective cities, highlighting best practice and lessons to be learnt from the other cities. >> more
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UNFCCC Negotiations Bonn - Side Event: Raising the Global level of ambition through Local climate action

Bonn, June 10, 2014 | In the context of the UNFCCC Negotiations happening in Bonn from 4 to 15 June 2014 Germanwatch and E3G co-organise a Side Event together with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. >> more
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Resilient Cities 2014 – Panel Discussion: Climate adaptation and mitigation in Chinese cities

Bonn, May 30, 2014 | Each year, Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - brings together 500 urban planners, mayors, international organization representatives, and researchers from all around the world to discuss urban resilience and adaptation. The program of 2014 focuses on a variety of key topics including risk data, adaptation planning, financing the resilient city, city-region food systems, and resilient infrastructure. >> more
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Roundtable on “Low Carbon Urbanisation: European experience and Hubei practices”

Wuhan, December 6, 2013 | China has undergone rapid urbanisation over the past few decades and it is expected to continue over the next two decades where by 2030, urban dwellers will make up 70% of China’s population. At the same time, China is also undergoing a transition in its economic structure and environmental concerns have now become the priority issue for the Chinese government. >> more


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