Bamboo forrest

Themes - Green Growth

With global warming and climate change as some of the hottest topics and possibly the most crucial global challenge to overcome, understanding and collaborating on green growth has become more important than ever. Since the Paris Agreement in 2015 to combat climate change, a broad range of countries are now working together on this issue, but following the US withdrawal, China might become the place to look for new initiatives, developments and collaboration agreements.

China’s renewable energy sector is becoming a global game changer and is very important for Denmark. Sino-Danish commercial and public collaboration has a long history, and in recent years, the Danish government has strengthened its collaboration with China. It has engaged in setting up the China National Renewable Energy Centre, a new policy research think tank for renewable energy under the National development and Reform Commission.

The Danish Energy Agency collaborates with CNREC on a number of issues, e.g. roadmaps for renewable energy sources, integration of wind energy into the Chinese energy system, R&D collaborative under the CNREC/renewable energy platform with national Energy Administration, Ministry of Science and Technology, and Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

ThinkChina is a member of the ‘Danish Chinese Urban & Regional Cooperation’-network. The network comprises Danish authorities at national, regional and city level that have strategic or sister city relations with Chinese partners. The aim is to debate opportunities and challenges and share best practice cases. ThinkChina organizes courses and workshops within this network.

Please see our selection of related information and material on energy and green growth in China below. The views expressed in these do not necessarily represent the views of ThinkChina or the University of Copenhagen.