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International Seminar Held to Establish Promotion Mechanism of Advanced Environmental Technology for China Post date: 2016-10-10

Innovation Center for Clean-air Solutions (ICCS, Secretariat for Clean Air Alliance of China) and Chinese Environmental Protection Industry Association were jointly commissioned by the Ministry of Environmental Protection to carry out the research in establishing a China-special promotion mechanism of advanced environmental technologies. As part of the research project, a seminar was held on 5 September 2016 in Beijing to seek support from international experts.

Attendees came from Department of Science, Technology and Standards of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Beijing Municipal Institute of Labor Protection, United States Environmental Protection Agency, German Federal Environmental Agency, and The Regulatory Assistance Project, many of which are international experts from leading countries in this field

Europe and the US have years of experience on environmental technology assessment and promotion. How to learn from their experience and ground onto our country is very crucial. Mr. Tonny Xie, the Director of ICCS introduced the background of the research project, and summarized the international research progress to date. Results of this seminar would provide first-hand data for this study and refer to the policy-making in China.

During the seminar, attendees had a heated-up discussion focusing on current situation and demand on environmental technology assessment, demonstration and promotion in China, which is beneficial for future work.

Moreover, international experts shared their countries’ experiences and challenges on environmental technology assessment and promotion. Ms. WANG Zelin, director of Department of Science, Technology and Standards of MEP inquired about roles of the government, enterprises and other institutions involved in various mechanism serving for environmental technology assessment and promotion. German EPA officer Mr. Michael Suhr described how BAT is operated in Germany. US EPA officer Rebecca Schultz and Climate Works Foundation officer Ms. Catherine Witherspoon illustrated how ETV (Environmental Technology Verification) program was operated and what advantages and challenge the program has encountered, which could potentially support environmental technology assessment and promotion mechanism works in China.