State of Green and China Green Sustainable Development Association (CGSDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Nordic-China Smart City Conference held in Sweden last week. The MoU sets out the two parties’ intentions to work together to spur green, sustainable development.
Stockholm was the setting for the Nordic-China Smart City Conference, which took place last week. During the conference, a new Sino-Nordic platform for cooperation, named SNPA (Sino Nordic Promotion Association for Green Sustainable Development), was launched. This encompasses three concrete new urban development projects in China, where Nordic competences and sustainable technology will be promoted.
Strengthened partnership between Denmark and China
In 2008, Denmark and China established a comprehensive strategic partnership. The two nations agreed to continue to strengthen cooperation within areas relating to climate change, energy, environment, research, innovation and education.
In January 2019, the Green Sustainable Development Conference and SNPA’s Launch Meeting were held in Beijing, where in-depth discussions took place on how to organise and execute international cooperation on green, sustainable development between China and Nordic countries.
On March 26th, witnessed by Mr. Gui Congyou, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sweden, and Svein Berg, Director of the Nordic Innovation, State of Green and CGSDA signed the strategic MoU on the initiation of SNPA. The MoU encapsulates China and Nordic countries’ intention to promote green sustainable development jointly under a new mechanism of international cooperation.
“I’m convinced this new partnership will become an important factor in further strengthening the ties between China and the Nordic countries, who are well-known for their leadership in the green transition. The new partnership will not only benefit China but also Nordic solution-providers who will receive access to one of the world’s most important markets,” says Finn Mortensen, executive director of State of Green, which is one of the Nordic partners in the new partnership.
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China Green Sustainable Development Association (CGSDA) is currently funded by China Urban-townization Promotion Council (CUPC) and China Science and Technology System Reform Institute (CSTSRI).
The mission of CGSDA are to promote international cooperation and implement green sustainable development in China so as to support the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and coordinate influential institutions of Nordic countries to co-establish the SNPA.
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