Tag Archives: environment

Water wise

EU-China collaboration for delivering better urban water infrastructure in China through integrated eco low carbon urban planning.

Emission impossible?

Besides laying out impressive economic reforms, last year’s Third Plenum Decision also underlined the importance of China’s environment and how the country’s ongoing economic development must not be to its detriment. While China’s economy was still growing in the double-digits, the damage this caused to…

More for less: investing in innovation for China’s sustainable growth

In the wake of the global economic crisis, dwindling natural resources and ever-increasing needs of a growing population we face a stark question

My generation: China’s energy challenge

Energy generation in China must become more flexible and sustainable in the long term for the sake of the environment.

Sustainable urbanisation drives innovation

China’s drive towards sustainable development is inspiring some innovative urban planning solutions. Due to its relatively late industrialisation it has the opportunity to develop its new cities while learning from mistakes made in the West. Mark Harrison, Sector Director for Urban Planning and Consultancy for…

Thirsty work

The environmental and social cost of producing semiconductors could be too high for China to bear.

Smart Cities

Europe and China’s efforts to promote the development of Smart Cities between the two regions have received support from the EU-China Dialogue Support Facility (PDSF II).

The Executive Interview: Massimo Bagnasco, Partner and Managing Director, Progetto CMR

Massimo Bagnasco graduated in Architecture from the University of Genoa in 1996. He has worked for Progetto CMR since 2004 when he set up their offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. In addition to being managing partner he also functions as client leader on many…

Switching mindset

The SWITCH-Asia ‘Train the Trainers’ Project (the Project) has made a huge contribution to EU-China cooperation in the field of urbanisation.

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Biological Solutions for Improved Food Safety and Food Security

One of the biggest challenges facing the Chinese Government is maintaining a safe and secure food supply for its ever-expanding population.