2015 EU - China Urbanisation Partnership Forum back to events

Date: 29/06/2015 - 29/06/2015
Where: Brussels, Belgium
Type: Other events
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(Brussels, June 29, 2015)


Co-hosted by National Development and Reform Commission, China Directorate-General Energy, European Commission Organized by China Center for Urban Development (Joint Secretariat of China-EU Urbanisation Partnership)


"Leaders announced the establishment of the China-EU Partnership on Urbanisation, which aims at promoting exchanges and cooperation in a wide range of sustainable urban development. The two sides agreed to hold the China-EU Urbanisation Forum." 
- Premier WEN, President Barroso, President Van Rompuy, Joint Statement of the EU-China Summit, 14 February 2012, Beijing 


The speed and scale of urban development in China is a phenomenon unprecedented in human history. On 12 January 2012, China’s National Bureau of Statistics announced that the Chinese urbanisation level crossed the highly symbolic 50% threshold during the previous year. This mega-trend is far from over: according to some estimates, 350 million people will be added to China’s urban population by 2030. 


This is both a major challenge and a unique opportunity, echoing the strategic objectives of economic rebalancing and a more qualitative, smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Managing the challenges of urbanisation is a key task if we move towards a "green growth" strategy, stressing the importance of efficient use of resources and protection of the environment while ensuring economic growth. 

Prolonging Shanghai Expo’s “Better City Better Life” spirit for the years to come, the China-EU partnership on Sustainable Urbanisation offers a natural framework for concerted actions.


The central event of the Partnership is the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership Forum. It takes place back-to-back to the EU-China Summit, this year on 29 June at the European Commission's Headquarters, the Berlaymont building in Brussels.  


The event is structured around two axes:

1. A half day Plenary Session in the afternoon, including a 45-minute highlight at which EU and China leaders are expected to attend  (link to programme) 

2. High-level thematic conferences in the morning, dealing with:  
• Smart Cities 
• Sustainable Urban Mobility 
• Climate Change and Covenant of Mayors 
• EU-China Forum on Sustainable Cities 



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