Underpinned by governmental initiatives and policies to promote greener production, improve waste management, reduce energy and water consumption and reach carbon neutrality by 2060, the circular economy has become a hot topic in China.
Chinese consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, pushing companies to be more environmentally responsible. While China is clearly taking steps towards a circular economy, the concept is still in its nascent stage and there is space for improvement. What are the implications for European SMEs doing business with China?
The EU SME Centre and the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China organised in February 2023 an online training seminar to discuss the concept of a circular economy in China and explore the opportunities, support measures available to European SMEs as well as the challenges they are currently facing.
Watch this webinar to:
- Understand the current situation of the circular economy in China as well as the driving policies and the key regulatory milestones in Europe and China;
- Gain insights into the opportunities and supporting measures European SMEs can access in this area;
- Understand the main challenges and innovative business models in this sector;
- Learn from the case studies of doing business in the field of green and circular economy in China.
00:00 – 04:43 Introduction by the EU SME Centre
04:43 – 18:09 Introduction by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
18:09 – 21:18 Benefits of the Circular Economy – How can European companies engage in China? Presentation by Chia-Lin Coispeau, Partner, Maverlinn Impact Innovation
21:18 – 22:47 The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals & Responsible Consumption and Production Goals
22:47 – 24:41 Going from a linear economy to a circular economy
24:41 – 39:53 Recent milestones in the EU and in China toward a circular economy
39:53 – 01:01:00 Key lessons learnt from Veolia solid/plastics waste management in China. Presentation by Francois Jenny, Senior Vice-President, Veolia China
01:01:00 – 01:10:10 Panel discussion with Ermanno Vitali, CEO. The key stakes of recycling batteries.
01:10:10 – 01:30:09 Q&A Session
–Introduction by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
–Benefits of the Circular Economy – How can European companies engage in China? Presentation by Chia-Lin Coispeau, Partner, Maverlinn Impact Innovation