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Penang Stakeholder Consultation on Circular Cities

Penang Stakeholder Consultation on Circular Cities

Over 60 experts from Penang in Malaysia and Europe participated in today’s online Stakeholder Consultation on Circular Cities. The event was opened by Penang’s Chief Minister Mr. Chow Kon Yeow, who focused on exploring steps for cooperation with EU cities to contribute towards a greener circular economy in Malaysia. Mr Chow, who is also chairman […]

Rome – Yantai Online Meeting on Innovation, Urban Agriculture & Green Cities Models

Rome – Yantai Online Meeting on Innovation, Urban Agriculture & Green Cities Models

Within the education and smart city clusters, an online exchange session was held today between 13 experts from the IUC, Yantai and Rome, including Yantai University and the universities Sapienza and Tuscia of Rome. In order to complement the university cooperation, the partners involved the Smart City Lab of Rome/Lazio and the innovation center of […]

Chengdu Energy Event – Video Message by the EU Delegation to China

Chengdu Energy Event – Video Message by the EU Delegation to China

A video message was delivered today by Mr. Octavian Stamate, Counsellor for Climate Action and Energy at the Delegation of the European Union to China. The message was delivered at the opening of the EXCEL Accelerator Open Day and focused on the EU-China cooperation on the energy sector. Mr. Stamate referred to the possibilities of […]

Malaysia: Webinar on Circular Economy Cooperation between Petaling Jaya and EU cities

Malaysia: Webinar on Circular Economy Cooperation between Petaling Jaya and EU cities

Over 100 experts from Malaysia and Europe have joined today’s stakeholder consultation webinar on circular economy in the city of Petaling Jaya. The event was opened by the Deputy Mayor, Ms. Azlinda Azman and included presentations by experts from Malaysia (Petaling Jaya City Council, Iskandar Regional Authority) and Europe (Sapienza University of Rome, Amsterdam Smart […]

EU-China Regional Innovation Study – Experts Online Discussion

EU-China Regional Innovation Study – Experts Online Discussion

The IUC project held today an experts’ discussion on the EU-China Regional Innovation Study currently under elaboration. The meeting was moderated by Amadeo Jensana and Guillermo Martínez from Casa Asia. At the exchange, Prof. Lun Liu and Prof. Robert Hassink introduced the updated version of the European and Chinese case studies, namely Baden-Württemberg (DE), Centro […]

Mid-term monitoring of IUC technical assistance on CAPs development in 13 pilot cities in  Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam

Mid-term monitoring of IUC technical assistance on CAPs development in 13 pilot cities in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam

Today the IUC-Asia held its important mid-term meeting on monitoring technical assistance of Climate Action Plans (CAPs) development in 13 pilot cities in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. The meeting was a chance to take stock with the line directorates of the European Commission (CLIMA / ENER / FPI / JRC), the EU Delegations to the […]

International Urban Cooperation Asia

Around 54% of the world’s population lives in cities – and the number is growing.

More urban dwellers means more wealth creation, but also higher pressure on urban services (energy, water, health, transport, housing), which in turn produces adverse effects on the environment and challenges to the quality of life.

At the global level, this creates a major challenge in terms of climate change. It also makes cities best placed to tackle this issue.

European cities are keen to cooperate with other cities around the world, to share knowledge and create innovative solutions, and to generate new economic opportunities in the process.

The IUC programme helps them do this, and it can help your city too!

IUC creates city-to-city or region-to-region cooperation involving EU and non-EU partners.

Part of the solution is to work closely with the private sector, and the programme will help to bring together businesses inside and outside the EU.

In Asia, the programme is divided into two parts covering the region, specifically China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam. Please scroll-down to see further details about the two project components.

I. City-to-city Cooperation on Sustainable Urban Development

EU cities are paired up with peers from China to cooperate on issues relevant for their sustainable urban development. Chosen cities are being supported to share knowledge and best practices on sustainable urban solutions.

This will be achieved partly through the development of local action plans, which will outline activities and pilot projects to achieve tangible results. A global knowledge-exchange platform will be established with resources and best practices on overcoming specific urban development barriers.

Countries covered: EU Member States and China

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II. Sub-national action under the Global Covenant of Mayors initiative

Cities and other sub-national localities in the Asian countries are encouraged to join the Global Covenant of Mayors initiative. Through the Global Covenant of Mayors, local governments commit to acting on mitigation, adaptation and access to energy.

Signatory cities benefit from support in the form of technical expertise and cooperation to act on their energy and climate commitments.

Asian countries and special territories covered: China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Republic of Korea and Vietnam.

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IUC Asia Events

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September
  • 23
    September 23, 2019

    Field visits in Guangzhou

    All day
    2019.09.23

    The second mission of EU city delegation to China in 2019 will visit Guangzhou to establish relations with the fast-growing coastal city and tap the potential of linking to EU partners.

    Schedule:

    • Work meetings with local government and clusters
    • Field visits to development zone, industrial park and businesses
  • 25
    September 25, 2019

    Follow-up visit to Liuzhou

    All day
    2019.09.25

    The EU city delegation to China in 2019 will have a follow-up visit to Liuzhou (after the fact-finding trip there in the past June), pilot city of China in 2018 for targeted field visits and meetings. This trip will focus on the two new districts Liudong New District and North Ecological New District.

    Targeted fields:

    • Vocational education and training
    • Ecological city and smart energy community
    • Industrial design and artcraft
    • Technology innovation & incubation platform
  • 26
    September 26, 2019

    2019 EU-China Green and Smart City Summit & EU-China Green and Smart City Awards

    All day
    2019.09.26-2019.09.27

    The 2019 EU-China Green and Smart City Summit & EU-China Green and Smart City Awards in Nanning is hosted by the China Centre for Urban Development (CCUD), the Foundation Prospective and Innovation together with Guangxi Provincial Government.

    It’s the fourth event following three events in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Ningbo. In the past three events, totally 300 cities of 32 countries and regions from China and Europe participated in the events. It has become one of the most succeessful platform for green and smart cities to foster cooperation and exchange.

    In 27 September, the delegation will have fields visits in Nanning, participate in business matching and exchanges, and attend the Ceremony of 2019 EU-China Green and Smart City Awards.

  • 26
    September 26, 2019

    Unveiling Ceremony of the Yantai China-Europe (Italy) Industry Park

    All day
    2019.09.26

    In 26 September 2019, Yantai Laoshan District will hold an Unveiling Ceremony of the Yantai China-Europe (Italy) Industry Park.

    Date: 26 September

    Location: Laishan District, Yantai city

    Introduction of the Park:

    At present, the first draft of the implementation plan of the park has been formed. The Park will be constructed in Laishan Economic Development Zone, with an area of 6.67 million km². Below are the main industries to be developed in the Park:

    (I) Construction of a high-end equipment industry base

    (II) Construction of a medical care and health industry center

    (III) Construction of a high-end automotive parts production base


     Invitation:

    • European especially Italian institutions may sign cooperation agreement with the district/Park
    • Enterprises are welcome to invest and set up presence in the Park
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