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  • 05
    05.April.Tuesday

    MUFPP & IURC Asia Pacific Food Policy Training: Governance

    All day
    2022.04.05

    After the success of the introductory webinar of the Asia Pacific Food Policy Training, we’re happy to invite you to the first webinar dedicated to the governance of the food system. It will take place on Tuesday, 5th April 2022, 9:00-10:00 a.m. CEST / 4:00-5:00 p.m. Seoul / 8:00-9:00 p.m. Wellington.

     

    Registration: https://bit.ly/FoodPolicyTraining.

     

    The Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Secretariat in partnership with the IURC programme of the European Union is organising an online training on urban food policy through a series of webinars for MUFPP and IURC cities in Asia Pacific. Participating cities will have the opportunity to showcase their best practices and learn from their peers in the region in the way they use food as an entry point for sustainable urban development.

     

    Following the first category of the Milan Pact, the webinar will present how to consolidate the political and technical commitment to the food system through a variety of actions: the adoption of a dedicated food strategy, the establishment of a food policy office and food council, the assessment of your impact and the involvement of public and private stakeholders.

     

    After a brief introduction to the topic and some best practices from Europe, we will listen to the experience of MilanSeoul and Wellington.

     

    Agenda

    9:00 – 9:10 Introduction on the governance of the food system

    Filippo Gavazzeni, Head of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Secretariat, City of Milan

    9:10 – 9:35 Best practices from Europe

    Case studies from Berlin and Bordeaux

    Serena Duraccio, Officer Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Secretariat, City of Milan

    The Milan approach to food system governance

    Elisa Porreca, Food Policy Officer, City of Milan

    Q&A session

    9:35 – 10:00 Experiences from Asia Pacific

    Seoul Food Citizens’ Committee

    Yoo Mi Park, Director of the Citizen’s Health Bureau, City of Seoul

    The Wellington Food Systems Action Plan

    Morgan Fitzgerald, Resilience Advisor, City of Wellington

    Q&A session

  • 13
    13.April.Wednesday

    Zoom-in China Series (4): Opportunities for the European Cities and Regions from China's Green Transition

    09:30 -11:00
    2022.04.13

    BACKGROUND

    In recent years, China has made significant efforts to promote sustainable development and environment-friendly technologies. From 2016 to 2020, the country doubled its investment in clean energy research, and strongly promoted a human-centred, smart approach of ‘new-type urbanisation’. In China, many industries and sectors are developing very rapidly, including digital technologies, green technologies for sustainable cities, green energy, smart transport and services, financial services, medical technologies, and elderly care.

    In 2020, China finally pledged to reach carbon emissions by 2030 and to become carbon neutral by 2060. The process will inevitably result in further investment and opening-up in the green sector, thus presenting potential opportunities for EU businesses in China.

     

    OBJECTIVES

    Synergized with EU SME Centre in China, this training session provides the participants with an overview of the key elements and main directions of China’s green transition efforts, particularly focusing on the areas of interest for EU businesses. It will also provide an overview of the main market entry strategies that the European business –in particular SMEs – can pursue in China, including associated risks.

     

    ORGANISERS

    IURC China & EU SME Centre in China

     

    Target Participants

    This training will be open to:

    IURC-China participating cities & regions

    IURC global community

    EU representatives, business support organizations and SMEs

     

    Agenda

     

  • 13
    13.April.Wednesday

    感知中国线上培训系列(四):欧洲城市和区域在中国绿色转型中的机遇

    09:30 -11:00
    2022.04.13
    会议背景

     

    近年来,中国在促进可持续发展方面做出了重大努力,并加快运用环境友好技术。2016年至2020年,中国加倍了对清洁能源研究的投入,大力推进以人为本的智慧“新型城镇化”道路。数字技术、可持续城市绿色技术、绿色能源、智能交通和服务、金融服务、医疗技术和养老护理都在迅速发展中。

     

    会议目标

     

    本次活动由IURC China与欧盟中小企业中心(EU SME Centre)共同举办,将为参会者介绍中国绿色转型的关键因素和主要方向,着重介绍欧盟城市/区域及相关的欧盟中小企业与中国合作或进入中国市场时的相关战略建议和风险提示。

     

    参会者

     

    IURC China 案例城市及区域

    IURC 全球社区成员

    欧盟代表、商业组织和中小企业

     

    议程

     

  • 29
    29.April.Friday

    IURC China Webinar: Technologies 4.0, Industry 5.0 & Innovation

    09:00 -11:30
    2022.04.29

    Background

    Europe has experienced four industrial revolutions, each of which involved technology and innovation. The
    undergoing industry 4.0 (initiated in Germany in 2011) associated with key technologies such as the Internet
    of Things (IoT), robotics, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI)
    is affecting a wide range of sectors. In 2021, the European Commission called for the Fifth Industrial
    Revolution (Industry 5.0), which aims beyond efficiency and productivity for research and innovation-driven
    transition to a sustainable, human-centric and resilient European industry. It places the production limits of
    the planet and the well-being of the worker at the centre of the production process and integrates social
    and environmental priorities into technological innovation to provide resilient prosperity beyond GDP
    initiative.

     

    In 2021, China’s 14th Five-Year Plan marks a shift towards “innovation-driven development” and promotes
    “entrepreneurship and innovation among all the people”. The investment in technology and R&D has
    recently been at a record high. The patented technology is increasing. National and local policies support
    technology transfer in industry, which drives socio-economic development. China´s `30-60 goals´, which
    target on carbon peak in 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060, lead to an opening market and huge
    investment in the green tech and sustainability sector. The `innovation-driven strategy ‘and `Made in China
    2025´ get a boost from the green transition in China and provide cooperation opportunities for EU cities
    and regions in China.

     

    The webinar is organized as a part of the IURC China thematic cluster working session, aiming to share how
    cities and regions achieve green and digital transformation in technology, industry and innovation, and
    discuss how EU-China cooperation can help them to reach the goals.

     

    OBJECTIVES

    Through deep multilateral discussion, this thematic webinar seeks to showcase challenges and solutions of
    technology, industry and digital Economy in enhancing green development, social inclusion and innovation
    in IURC pilot cities & regions and offer them a framework to:

    1. Share perspectives, policy initiatives, and best practices
    2. Identify potential common projects and relevant stakeholders to address the transition to a green
    and digital economy.

     

    PARTICIPANTS

    This webinar will take place among:

    1) stakeholders from IURC China pilot cities and regions in the thematic group of Technologies 4.0,
    Industry 5.0 & innovation;
    2) invited participants from IURC global community.

     

    Agenda

     

  • 29
    29.April.Friday

    IURC CHINA 线上专题研讨会:科技4.0、工业5.0及数字化创新

    09:00 -11:30
    2022.04.29

    会议背景

    技术与创新是实现工业革命和社会迭代的重要动力,也是解决和应对全球性突发危机的首要手段。新冠疫情给全球社会经济带来的巨大的冲击,促使世界从各种角度寻求保持经济发展和社会良好秩序的解决方案。

     

    2021年,欧盟委员会正式提出“工业5.0”(Industry 5.0)的概念,呼吁各成员国突破生产力与生产效率的导向作用,以研究和创新为动力,过渡到一个可持续、以人为本、有韧性的欧洲工业。与前几次工业革命不同,工业5.0将地球的生产极限和工人的福祉置于生产过程的中心,并将社会和环境优先事项纳入技术创新,成就超越GDP考量的韧性繁荣。

     

    中国政府在十四五规划(2021-2025)和2035远景目标纲要中提出了“坚持创新驱动发展”,“加快发展现代产业体系”,重点阐述了在智能制造、战略新兴产业、现代化基础设施等领域的发展目标,以及进一步推动数字经济与实体经济的全面融合发展。转型升级、绿色发展和数字化也成为了中国在未来5年中产业技术发展的关键词。

     

    此次研讨会是作为欧盟国际城市与区域合作IURC China项目合作专题组工作会议的一部分,旨在分享城市和区域如何实现技术、工业及创新方面的绿色和数字化转型,并讨论中欧合作如何能协助实现上述目标。

     

    会议目标

    通过深入的多边讨论,本合作专题研讨会旨在展示在技术、工业及数字经济方面,IURC案例城市与地区在促进绿色发展、社会包容和创新时所面临的挑战和解决方案,并为他们提供达成以下目的平台:

     

    分享观点、政策倡议和最佳实践

    确认潜在的合作项目和利益相关者,以应对绿色及数字经济的转型

     

    参会者

    IURC China“科技4.0、工业5.0及数字化创新”专题合作小组内的中欧案例城市及区域

    受邀的IURC 全球社区成员

     

    日期

    2022年4月29日北京时间下午3点~5点30分

     

    议程