Articles tagged with: Climate Change

Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology and Institute for Climate Economics – I4CE 2018

Chengdu Roots & Shoots (Chengdu)
Zöld Kör / Green Circle (Hungary)

Understanding how companies are taking action to reduce their greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, increase their resilience to both climate change and transition risks, and identifying areas for improvement by putting in perspective the experiences of China and the EU

In their partnership, I4CE and SEE are going to share knowledge and expertise on the climate regulatory framework for companies in the EU and in China concerning standards and regulations, climate disclosure requirements and other climate policies, as well as on climate-related initiatives by companies in China and in the EU which go beyond regulations. They are also going to identify ways to facilitate the integration of climate within companies’ strategies and to spread voluntary climate-friendly practices among businesses.

Shanghai International Shipping Institute & European Federation of Transport & Environment 2018

Shanghai International Shipping Institute (Shanghai)
European Federation of Transport & Environment (Belgium)

Air pollution from shipping, decarbonisation of shipping

The shared goal of the twinners is to reduce environmental, human health and climate impact of ship sourced emissions, notably CO2, CH4, SOx, NOx, PM and BC. In order to achieve this, both of them will offer extended access to each other’s network by organizing bilateral meetings. While SISI will mainly take advantage of its network of influential institutes around Shanghai, T&E will facilitate the understanding of SISI in the key regulatory areas of the EU.

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.



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.