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Euro-Chinese green partnerships

An EU mobility project is examining economic, legal and engineering angles of the cooperation between China and Europe on renewable energies and green technologies. The work has already yielded various papers, talks and other gatherings, plus new associations with stakeholders.
Euro-Chinese green partnerships
The EU-funded POREEN (Partnering opportunities between Europe and China in the renewable energies and environmental industries) project aims to document the cooperation between China and Europe in the title theme. The study focuses on combinations of economic, legal and engineering aspects of the cooperation.

The purpose is to foster mobility between China and Europe, particularly for young researchers, thereby supporting policy while improving knowledge and research skills. Economic dimensions of the project's study include the identification of critical issues, gaps and potential for bilateral foreign direct investments and trade, concerning green industries. Legal research involves the same aspects, but focused on offshore oil and gas extraction, renewable energies, corporate responsibility, and environmental and labour legislation. The team's engineering research relates to energy efficiency and carbon dioxide reduction, particularly concerning transportation and low-carbon buildings.

During the first reporting period POREEN achieved four planned milestones and six expected deliverables. The team wrote around 40 research outputs, including 20 papers either published in or being considered by journals.

Dissemination in the same period included numerous talks, conferences, workshops and other public events. Project members established contact with relevant stakeholders in green technology industries, as well as policymakers and research centres. European and Chinese managers’ perceptions and experiences were considered, through direct interviews and on line surveys.

The team's meetings and mobility exchanges have realised knowledge exchange between Chinese and European researchers. The economic research team, as well as the engineering and legal teams provided training courses for project researchers from the other fields.

Ultimately, POREEN's exchanges and knowledge transfer may improve researcher skills and provide practical suggestions for industry stakeholders. The collaborations may also yield business opportunities for all parties.

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Europe, China, green technologies, renewable energies, environmental cooperation, green buildings, alternative fuels, foreign direct investments
Record Number: 175083 / Last updated on: 2016-02-04
Domain: Energy