On 19-20 April 2012, the InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations at the College of Europe, together with Madariaga - College of Europe Foundation and the Committee of the Regions, organised its fourth annual international conference at Committee of the Regions (Rue Belliard 99-101, B-1040 Brussels) on EU-China relations on the following theme: “The EU and China – Partners for a Green World”. The two-day high-level international conference brought together European and Chinese policy practitioners, scholars, representatives of NGOs and of the business community, to examine bilateral relations between the EU and China with regards to the challenges and opportunities in their cooperation in supporting a green economy.
The two-day conference proved a big success and attracted more than 60 speakers, as well as 200 participants from across Europe and China. Seven panels were organised to discuss, in detail, the following topics: public diplomacy and civil society dialogue in relation to “green economy”; environmental protection; EU-China cooperation over climate change; low carbon economy; green urbanisation; green manufacturing; renewable and nuclear energy; and green agriculture. The discussions at the conference highlighted both divergent and convergent interests between the EU and China, and raised many unanswered questions for future consideration. The conference demonstrated that cooperation between the two actors is essential in creating a greener world.
InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations
EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies
College of Europe
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