Two high-level Chinese delegations visited Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency for exploration of research collaboration and international cooperation opportunities to facilitate energy efficiency development in China.
Two delegations representing China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and China National Energy Conservation Centre (NECC) visited the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2) as part of their study tour to Denmark. The visit, which took place on 15th September, involved a rich exchange between delegations from China and C2E2 staff. Many mutual interests were found, as well as points of learning for everyone involved.
Mr. Peter Skotner, Deputy Director of UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), welcomed the delegations and introduced them to the structure and key working programmes of UNEP DTU partnership. He underlined the importance of C2E2, as an institutional part of UDP, in accelerating the uptake of energy efficiency policies and programmes at a global scale.
A diverse range of issues were discussed throughout the visit. A key focus of the discussions is to explore collaboration opportunities around energy efficiency policy development, project implementation and strategic partnership building. Mr. Jyoti Painuly, head of C2E2, asserted to the Chinese delegation C2E2’s readiness for implementing action-oriented activities in high impact areas and for strengthening collaboration with China energy administrations.
The visit of the Chinese delegations ended with a guided tour within the UN building. The new UN City complex, which forms the central location for 8 United Nations organizations based in Copenhagen, demonstrates the UN’s commitment to promote environmental sustainability trough green building. Solar panels, rainwater tanks and a seawater cooling system are all features of the award-winning, green building office complex.