2016 Twinner

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.

 

Lingnan Partner Community Support Centre (Guangzhou)
BalkanKids Foundation (Bulgaria)

Sexual Education and Technology Addiction Prevention for Marginalized Youth

The education of young adults, especially underprivileged and abandoned youth has been the focus of the Balkan Kids Foundation from Varna, Bulgaria for many years. In the Lingnan Partner Community Centre they have found an organization specializing in sexual education of the same target group.

This exchange focuses on new innovative outreach strategies in youth education.

Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy (Shanghai)
Netwerk Bewust Verbruiken (Belgium)

Improving Sustainability of Goods and Green Swap Spaces in Communities

Network Bewust Verbruiken and the Institute for Sustainable Environment and Energy (ISEE) both focus on sustainability and thus put all their efforts in environmental protection. The two NGOs exchanged on the building of green swap spaces in communities and shared best practices in promoting sustainable consumption by sharing, swapping and repairing.

Friends of old Villages (Shenzhen)
Bund Heimat und Umwelt (Germany)

Preservation of rural landscapes, old architecture and social innovation

For BHU and the Friends of old Village, the rural areas in the corresponding countries are important fields of work and fundamentally shape their activities. Therefore, their exchange will focus on the handling of historical and/or listed buildings and new constructions in rural areas.

China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (Beijing)
Deutsche Umwelt Hilfe (Germany)

Environmental legal aids, environmental litigation

Protection of flora and fauna are the two main goals of the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF), set in Beijing, as well as the Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH). Due a lot of experiences which both NGOs achieved since their foundings 1985 respectively ten years earlier the Deutsche Umwelthilfe in 1975, they have a good ground for cooperation in their fields of engagement.

The DUH and CBCGDF plan a comparative study on environmental interest litigation and /or environmental legal aids. They want to establish a knowledge transfer network to share their first-hand experiences, successes, and strategies to meet challenges in reducing air pollution

Centre for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (Beijing)
Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente (Spain)

Environmental Public Litigation System (EPIL System)

Safeguard environmental rights and protect interests of pollution victims by providing legal assistance is the main goal of the Centre for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims. As a partner in a same target group, they have found the Instituto Internacional de Derecho y Medio Ambiente, Spain, which focus on the protection of the environment and promote sustainable development.

Both want to establish an online platform and the continuous sharing of information on environmental public interest litigation cases to improve professional capacities in environmental law litigation worldwide.

BlueSky4Children (Shanghai)
Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt und Energie (Germany)

Establishing a Global Sustainable Clothing Network

Recycling, re-using and repairing are the future. The Wuppertal Institut is as committed to prolonging the life-cycle of textile industry products as the much younger NGO Blue Sky 4 Children is. Their cooperation highlights the problem of the highly polluting and wasteful industry and introduces new methods of NGO involvement in fighting it.

Both want to establish an online platform and the continuous sharing of information on environmental public interest litigation cases to improve professional capacities in environmental law litigation worldwide.