Policy Brief – China’s Roadmap towards Circular Economy: Insights and Outlook

Circular economy (CE), a new way of creating values and consumption, has won increasing attention from business, governments, and citizens. China, as a mega country, also spotlights on this topic and has unveiled national policies. This policy brief is to present a whole picture of CE policy in China as well as to bring up some observations and insights.

Low Carbon Urban Development – Prospects for the Development and Cooperation of Climate-Resilient Cities

TIME: 15 SEPETEMBER, 14:00-18:30 (Beijing Time) / 8:00-12:30 (Central Europe Time) Co-directed by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China and the Department of Ecology and Environment of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and organized by the China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation Center, Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the […]

CETALK: China-Europe Virtue Lecture of Circular Economy

CETALK: China-Europe Virtue Lecture of Circular Economy is a series of online classes on packaging recycling and circular economy starting from July, 2022. The content includes circular economy practices and insights in different fields, such as details into current plastic package practices, and sustainable suburb development.

2022 Green Recycled Plastics Supply Chain—Sino-European Chemical Recycling Seminar

In the existing plastics waste treatment system, limitations existed among the mechanical recycling due to the extremely complex composition of plastic waste. At the same time, incineration (i.e. energy recovery) has encountered new challenges in the context of resource shortage and climate change. Chemical recycling, as a new technology, can minimize the loss of resources […]

CBD COP 15.2 will be held in Montreal

The second part of the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15.2) will convene from 5 to 17 December 2022 in Montreal, Canada. Originally planned for Kunming, China in 2020, the CBD COP 15 was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and later split into a two-part event. […]

The Convention on Wetlands in Wuhan

Approved by the Chinese government and adopted by the 59th Standing Committee of the Convention on Wetlands, the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (COP 14) will be held from 5 to 13 November 2022, with an online and offline main venue in Wuhan, Hubei and an online and offline sub venue in […]

The first period report for “No Planet B: No Plastic Business” is now on!

Introduction Accompanying controversy, plastic has become one of the most significant components in the office. Every day, each person in office would consume many plastic products, like coffee/milktea cups, takeaway packaging, and snack packs. Currently, a substantial amount of current plastic waste from the office only received treatment with climate concerns, such as incineration. Therefore, […]

Rethinking Plastics Project | Final Results

Nowadays we enjoy the convenience of single-used plastics, which consume too many resources. Collection and recycling of plastic products still lacks, while unmanaged plastic waste is leaking into the ocean. Sometimes we really forget the fact that we only have one planet. Rethinking Plastics – Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter Funded by the European […]