China’s Environmental Blueprint: Opportunities for European SMEs

  • Date
    20 December 2022
  • Beijing Time
    17:00 – 18:05
  • Brussels Time
    10:00 – 11:05
  • Location
  • Venue
  • Open to
    All European SMEs
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In 2020, China made the pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Since then, environmental protection and green development have become high priorities for the entire country. Consequently, government procurement as a tool to support green and low-carbon development has recently been ramped up, while other environmental policies have been implemented. European SMEs may wonder what opportunities China’s environmental policies offer.

On 20 December, the EU SME Centre, in collaboration with ICCF and the Belgian-Chinese Economic and Commercial Council (BCECC), is organising a webinar on China’s environmental blueprint & its opportunities for European SMEs, to discuss how China’s environmental policies work and how European SMEs can make them work for their business.

Join this webinar to:

  • Understand how China’s environmental policies work.
  • Learn about the opportunities these policies offer to European SMEs wishing to do business in China.
  • Understand the implications of China’s environmental policies to your business in China.

This free event is open to all SMEs from EU Member States and countries participating in the Single Market Programme. The webinar will be held in English.


10:00 – 10:10 Introduction

Words of welcome by Bernard Dewit, Chaiman of the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)
Presentation of the EU SME Centre by Davide Orlandi, EU Partnerships Coordinator

10:10 – 10:40 Cost-Effective Online ESG and Carbon Management of Your Operations and Suppliers in China

Johnny Browaeys, National Vice-Chair, EUCCC Carbon Working Group
Relevant context:
In China: new regulations requiring disclosure on ESG and Carbon, to be reported in 2023
In Europe: new EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive requiring supplier due diligence, starting in 2023

10:40 – 11:00 Q&A Session
11:00 – 11:05 Closing Remarks
Johnny Browaeys
National Vice-Chair

Johnny Browaeys is the National Vice-Chair of the European Chamber Carbon Working Group in China. He also acts as the Chairman of Seeder Clean Energy, helping companies secure renewable energy in China, as Director International Business for Insblue helping companies perform ESG and Carbon due diligence of companies in China, and as Chief Commercial Office for Pulsar Power helping companies in Europe stabilise long term energy costs while de-risking their energy transition investments.

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