China-EU Energy Cooperation

China-EU Energy Cooperation

Roadmap 2020 Concept Note

March 2015 | Print | Paper

The Europe-China Clean Energy Centre (EC2) cooperation project was launched in 2010 and is supported by the European Commission, the National Energy Administration of China, the Ministry of Commerce of China, and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea. Its main objectives are to promote the increased use of clean energy in China and to support the Chinese Government’s efforts to shape a more sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient energy sector through technology cooperation, institutional advisory services, capacity building and dissemination.

The process for the definition of an energy cooperation roadmap between the EU and China was initiated at the first meeting of the Energy Security Working Group held in Beijing in February 2013, following the China-EU Joint Declaration on Energy Security, issued in May 2012, which stated the formal establishment of relationships between China and the EU as energy consumers and strategic partners. This concept note, elaborated by EC2 in both English and Chinese, provides suggestions on cooperation goals and recommendations for a roadmap to 2020.

The REC's Climate Change and Clean Energy Topic Area contributes to EC2 activities, with funding from the European Union and the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.

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