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Sino-Danish Collaboration on Circular Economy: The Road to a Green and Carbon Neutral Future under the 14th Five-Year Plan

Preliminary agenda

Time:  14:30-19:00 (Beijing time), 8:30-13:00 (Danish time) Thursday, May 27th, 2021
Venue: The Westin Beijing Chaoyang  (with Zoom online streaming)
Address: 7 E 3rd Ring Rd N, Sanyuan Bridge, Chaoyang, Beijing
Language: English/Chinese with simultaneous interpretation
Zoom: Sessions open to the public via Zoom 

Registration and online Zoom check, 14:00-14:30 (Beijing time)

High-Level Opening Ceremony, 14:30-15:30 (Beijing time), 8:30-9:30 (Danish time)
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Moderator: Ms. Marie Louise Flach de Neergaard, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark

Opening Speech by 
H.E. Lea Wermelin, Danish Minister for the Environment 
H.E. Thomas Østrup Møller, Ambassador of Denmark to China
Mr. Lars Weiss, Lord Mayor, City of Copenhagen 
Mr. Chen Ming, Deputy Chief Economics, Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Mr. Zhao Kai, Executive Vice President, China Association of Circular Economy
Dr. Zhao Bin, Special Assistant to CEO, China Everbright Environment Group Limited
Professor Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of Carlsberg Group and Foreign member of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Signing Ceremony, Group Photo

Tea Break 15:35-16:00

Breakout Roundtables 16:00-18:00 (Beijing time), 10:00-12:00 (Danish time)

Drinks & Networking 18:00-19:00

Roundtable 1: Circular Construction - Beijing, Copenhagen and the EU- Sharing Knowledge on Circular Construction for a low Carbon Future
16:00-18:00 (Beijing time), 10:00-12:00 (Danish time)
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New research indicates that 39% of the global carbon emissions come from the construction sector, and in China 40-80% of all solid waste is construction waste. In this roundtable experts from the City of Copenhagen, the Beijing Municipality and the EU delegation to China will discuss circular construction approaches. Copenhagen is lead city in the innovative EU project CIRCuIT focused on circular construction and materials. Beijing has developed the first CO2 neutral area in China, the Shougang Park where the 2022 Winter Olympics will take place. Shougang Park is a ground-breaking example of how old concrete and steel structures from a former steel industry site, can be utilised in new, modern building.

Moderator: Ms. Christina Anderskov, Sector Counsellor, Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark

Presentations by:
Ms. Weihua Xiao, Project Manager SSC Beijing-Copenhagen, the City of Copenhagen (welcome speech)
Ms. Mette Skovgaard, Excecutive Project Lead CIRCuIT, the City of Copenhagen
Ms. Ju Pengyan, Deputy Director; Senior Urban Planner; Certified Urban Planner, Beijing Municipal Institute of Planning & Design (BJMIPD)
Mr. Sebastien Paquot, Head of Environment, the EU Delegation to China 
Mr. Kanda Song, Chief Architect, Tsinghua University, Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University (THAD) 
Mr. Luke Sherlock, Head of China Building Programme, C40 Cities (co-presenter)
Ms. Cecile Faraud, Clean Construction Programme Manager, C40 (co-presenter)

Dialogue among roundtable participants, including: 
- Dr. Chang Liu, Chief Scientist, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design 
- Mr. Cyril Leung, Country Head, FLSmidth
- Mr. Guo Chenglin, Chief Architect and Director of Design, Velux
- Mr. Rasmus Duong-Grunnet, Director, Gehl Architects
- Ms. Jingning Liu, Programme Officer, ICLEI China
- Mr. Enlai Hooi, Head of Innovation, Schmidt/Hammer/Lassen Architects
- Ms. Connie Enghus Theisen, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Rockwool
- Nichlas Moos Heunicke, Architect MAA, GXN 
- Ms. Jing Jing Ma, General Manager, Nordiq Group
- Mr. Ye Zhang, Senior Planner, Nordiq Group
- Ms. Ellen Zhang, Senior Consultant, Nordic-Innovation-Sustainability-Shanghai Campus
- Ms. Ditte Lysgaard Vind, Managing Partner, Lendager Group
- Ms. Ying Gao, Head of Regional Coordination and Partnerships, C40 
- Ms. Jing Hou, CBP Programme Consultant, C40
- Ms. Monica Belling Magnussen, Programme Director, City of Copenhagen
- Ms. Lotte Bjerregaard Jensen, Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark
- Mr. Rune Andersen, PhD Student, Technical University of Denmark
- Ms. Signe Bang Korsnæs, Senior Consultant, Arkitema
- Mr. Michael Atzen, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Schmidt/Hammer/Lassen Architects
- Mr. Jack Chen, Investment Advisor, IFU
- Mr. Nikolaj Moesgaard, Partner and UNLEASH Ambassador, Impact Intelligence

Roundtable 2: Circular Economy – Waste Management: From Waste to Resources

16:00-18:00 (Beijing time), 10:00-12:00 (Danish time)
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China is the world’s largest waste generator and the exponential trend in waste output is expected to continue. When moving towards a circular economy this fact needs to be addressed. The question is how can we promote a green society with sustainable waste management? This requires waste reduction, waste recycling, waste reuse, better – but less - landfill and energy efficient incineration. In this roundtable we will ask policy makers to elaborate on their waste management strategies looking ahead into the targets in the 14th Five-Year Plan. Chinese and Danish industry will share their recent successful cases and plans within waste management solutions in China and we will ask the question: How does your organisation contribute to solving the growing waste crisis?

Moderator: Ms. Marie Louise Flach de Neergaard, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark

16:00-16:10 Unity of Knowledge and Action: the concept and practice of promoting ecological civilization and circular economy.
Dr. Zhao Bin, Special Assistant to CEO, China Everbright Environment Group Limited

16:10-16:20 The Opportunities and Challenges of the Solid Waste Industry During the 14th Five-Year-Plan.
Dr. Xue Tao, Executive Partner, E20 Environment Platform

16:20-16:30 Introduction of Waste Management in China and Progress on Zero Waste City Constructions
Dr. Teng Jingjie, Senior Engineer; Director of Policy Research Officer, Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment 

16:30-16:40 Green Circular Economy Exploration and Practice under the Grand Protection of Yangtze River
Dr. Zhang Tiantian, Director of Planning and Development Department, Yangtze Ecology and Environment Co., Ltd.

16:40-16:50 Exploration and practice of venous industrial park construction
Dr. He Hang Xiao, General Manager, Cevia Enviro Inc. and chairman of Zhongyuan Green Industry Fund Management Co., Ltd

16:50-17:00 Urban Waste Management Park with Synergetic Treatment under the Vision of Carbon Neutrality
Prof. Wen Zongguo, Tsinghua University 

17:00- 17:10 Circular Economy - Strategies and plans, and how to implement the strategies in daily work
Dr. Rasmus Eisted, Chief Expert, Danish Ministry of Environment, Danish Environmental Protection Agency 

Industry perspectives: 

17:10-17:20 Grundfos: From water technology to circular economy industry
Mr. Brad Zhu, National Sales Director of Industry-Factory in China 

17:20- 17:30 Danfoss: Prosumption - Innovative solutions to turning wastewater treatment industry from energy consumption into production
Mr. Alfred Che, Vice President of Danfoss China 
17:30-17:40 Novozymes: How biotechnology contributes to the development of circular economy? Present used oil treatment solutions of Danish companies
Mr. Li Yuedong, Sales Director of Novozymes China's oleochemicals and water treatment applications

Participants from the following organisations:
- Beijing Jinyu Mangrove Environmental Protection Technology Co. Ltd.
- Beijing Ca-Long Engineering Machinery Co. LTD
- Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited
- Beijing Energy Network
- Beijing EPC Environmental Protection Consultants Co. Ltd.
- Beijing OHW Technology Co. Ltd
- Bioland Environmental Technologies Corp. ltd.
- BIOSTAR-LINK Environmental Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
- China Construction Eco-environment Group Co. LTD.
- China Huadian Engineering Co. LTD.
- ClientEarth
- Digital Technology Researcher of Guoxin Holding Group
- E20
- Ellen Macarthur Foundation
- Ensa Engineering Technology Co. LTD
- European Embassies (Norway, Sweden, UK, France, Germany)
- Foreign Environmental Cooperation Center, Ministry of Ecology and Environment
- Guoke Kaiyan Capital Co. Ltd.
- Henan City Development and Environment Co. Ltd.
- Hitachi Zosen Corporation Beijing Office
- Huanbao. BJX. Com. CN
- Huaxia Qingshan (Beijing) Ecological Technology Co. Ltd
- International Health and Environment Industry Association (IHEIA)
- IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
- Jet Group
- Jiangsu Jinlong-CAS enviromental protection new material Co. ltd
- Jiangsu Zhongxin Century New Material Co. Ltd.
- Kingfa 
- Nordiq Group
- Ramboll
- Sagacity Environment(Shenzhen)Limited
- Shanghai SUS Environment Co. Ltd
- Suzhou Unisupply Industrial Co. Ltd
- The China ENFI Engineering Co. Ltd. and China ENFI Engineering Corporation
- World Resources Institute, China Food and Natural Resources Program
- Yangtze Ecology and Environment Co. LTD.

Roundtable 3: Circular Economy – Research and Innovation: Globally Scaling the Circular Economy: Exploring the Unknowns  
16:00-18:00 (Beijing time), 10:00-12:00 (Danish time)
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The potentials of circular economic business models are unquestionable. With the potentials in mind, it is timely and worthwhile to ponder on the hindrances and barriers to scaling the circular economy. What is stopping us from moving from inspiring examples to full-scale, global implementation? Leading researchers from China and Denmark will discuss these obstacles and explore how research and innovation can contribute to overcoming the hindrances. We will look at the unanswered questions and discuss which topics that belong on the global research agenda. What are the big unknowns for scholars in circular economy?

Moderator: Mr. Thomas Trøst Hansen, PhD, Science attaché, Innovation Centre Denmark Shanghai

Discussion among:
- Mr. Du Huanzheng, Professor, Tongji University
- Ms. Maj Munch Andersen, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
- Mr. Michael Søgaard Jørgensen, Associate Professor, Aalborg University
- Mr.  Jinping Tian, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, Tsinghua Institute for Circular Economy, Tsinghua University
- Ms. Anja Marie Bundgaard, Associate Professor, Aalborg University
- Mr. Gao Dongfeng, Director of Department of Circular Economy, China National Institute Standardization (CNIS) 

Also the roundtable will include participants from the following organisations:
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Danish Technology Institute
Aalborg University BUILD
Tongji University