Shanghai International Shipping Institute (Shanghai)
European Federation of Transport & Environment (Belgium)
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.
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 Development (Beijing)
Change Partnership (Belgium)
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.