Meeting with Chinese delegation: “Leadership in Low-carbon Growth” 2012 back to events

Date: 16/02/2012 - 16/02/2012
Where: Antwerp
Type: FCCC events
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The Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce and the Flanders Cleantech Association organized a meeting with a delegation led by a group of Chinese mayors of second and third-tier cities in China. The Chinese mayors were from the following cities: Lanzhou (Gansu province), Guiyang (Guizhou province), Zhuhai (Guangdong province), Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.


The visit was organized in the framework of an exchange programme of The Climate Group, which is an organization based in the UK with offices worldwide, including Beijing and focusing on climate change and low carbon area. The aim of their visit was to facilitate the dialogue, trade and investment between Chinese cities and Europe on cleantech and environmental technologies.


The participants were welcomed Mrs Gwenn Sonck, Executive Director of the Flanders-China Chamber of Commerce. This welcome was followed by an introduction by Mr Dirk Fransaer, Managing Director of VITO. Mrs An Vandeputte, Project Manager of OVAM/Public Waste Agency of Flanders gave an interesting presentation on the policy instruments and results in waste management in Flanders. Mr Daniel Dirickx, Director of the Hooge Maey explained the meaning of sustainable landfilling. Mr Bert Lemmens, Project Manager Renewable Chemicals of VITO showed how to obtain renewable chemicals from algae. To end the presentations, Mr Karl Vrancken, Research Coordinator of VITO gave his view on Enhanced Landfill Mining as a new concept for sustainable materials management.


After the presentations the delegation visited the site of the Hooge Maey. After the site visit the delegation and the Belgian companies had a lunch with a presentation by Mr Luc Bas, European Programme Director of The Climate Group. During the lunch, the Belgian companies were able to present themselves and their activities to the delegation.


This meeting was organized with the support of Flanders Investment & Trade. Pictures of this meeting can be viewed at the FCCC website (Activities-Pictures).