Articles tagged with: Climate Change

Founder of a Twinning alumni organization receives Federal Cross of Merit

Last Tuesday Felix Fixbeiner, founder of the youth environmental initiative “Plant for the Planet”, was presented with the German Federal Cross of Merit. “Planet for the Planet” focuses on climate policy engagement of children and adolescents by planting trees. Fixbeiner himself began his commitment to plant trees against climate change at elementary school age. Today he is 20 years old and thus the youngest German ever to receive a Federal Cross of Merit. “Plant for the Planet” was part of our twinning program which brings Chinese and European NGOs together in 2015. In cooperation with Beijing Envirofriends, they launched a “Day of Action” on the occasion of the Paris Climate Summit and were part of the “Climate Strike” initiative.

Stiftung Asienhaus wholeheartedly congratulates Mr. Fixbeiner as well as “Plant for the Planet” and wishes him further success in planting millions of trees and stopping climate change with his determined commitment.

 

 

South-Nord Institute for Sustainable SNISD (Beijing) & Change Partnership (Belgium)

South-Nord Institute for Sustainable Development (Beijing)
Change Partnership (Belgium)

“One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) Initiative and Climate Change

This project is vital to connecting China and Europe and it will represent the cornerstone of future cooperations between the two regions in the next decades. Both exchange partners believe that their shared focus and expertise on clean energy, climate change and low-carbon technologies would represent a solid basis for a meaningful cooperation in analyzing impacts and opportunities in the implementation of the OBOR projects.

 

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P8 (Changsha) & Collaboration Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (Germany)

P8 (Changsha)
Collaboration Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (Germany)

Sharing Economy and Co-housing

A sustainable future is a big goal for further engagement not only in Europa but also in China. Due the Twinning Programm 2016 two NGOs had the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of each others similar fields of working. The Chinese organization P8, based in Changsha, and the german Collaboration Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production are both dealing with issues of utilizing and monetizing idle resources, instance, car and space sharing, co-housing and thereby reducing the environmental footprint and enhancing social justice.

This exchange focused on getting a better understanding of the mutual experiences and to achieve a further network.