Tag Archives: sustainability

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…

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.

The Biggest Migration in Human History

“By 2030, when China’s urban population is projected to swell to one billion, its cities will be home to one in every eight people on earth.

China’s Chemical Industry Enters a New Era with Sustainability

One of China’s key challenges as it continues its ineluctable progress towards becoming the world’s largest economy is balancing growth with its environmental responsibilities

The Executive Interview: Yuan Xiaoyu, Director Corporate Relations, UPM, China

When UPM entered China nearly 15 years ago they brought with them a wealth of experience drawn from more than a hundred years of paper production in Europe.

The Orgy of Consumerism and Waste: Are We the Last Generation on Earth?

In his new book, Toxic Capitalism, European Chamber Public Procurement Working Group Chair Gilbert Van Kerckhove calls attention to an aberrant strain of capitalism being practiced in Europe