EU-China trust. Mayors of Salamanca and Hefei hold signed agreement document

EU-China trust.  Round table on sustainable finance.  Jose Maria Fuentes.  Luis A. Rivera.  John Mavrak

EU-China trust. Round table on sustainable finance. Jose Maria Fuentes. Luis A. Rivera. John Mavrak

Board of authorities in Hefei

EU-China trust. Board of authorities in Hefei

MADRID, MADRID, SPAIN, July 16, 2022 / — The newly established think tank EU-China Trust hosted a session titled “EU-China Cooperation: Sustainable Finance as a Driver of Change”. Leading European and Chinese personalities attended to see how the cooperation promoted by EU-China Trust between Salamanca and Hefei, materialized in:

– The formalization of relations between the cities of Salamanca and Hefei, with the signing ceremony of the letter of intent to establish a friendly cooperative relationship between Salamanca and Hefei.

– The announcement of the First Sustainable Finance Forum between China and the European Union with a Round Table with the best experts in the field.

EU-China Trust was born as a platform that aims to foster collaboration and cooperation between the European Union and China in the field of sustainable finance, engaging public and private actors in climate change mitigation policies and initiatives. climate change.

On July 14, 2022, the event was held simultaneously at the European Commission’s Representation Office in Madrid and the Hefei City Hall, connected by videoconference with each other and with three other locations to reach other stakeholders.

The main objective of the event was to spark a conversation on potential opportunities for cooperation between the European Union and China to combat climate change. This event was organized by EU-China Trust with the support of Hefei and Salamanca City Councils, and it is supported by the Embassy of Spain in China, the Embassy of China in Spain and the Representation of the European Commission to Madrid.

In a perfectly mastered sequence, as the audience was led from place to place without noticing the change, the participants located in five different places offered an almost perfect event, two presenters, in Madrid and Hefei, guided, alternately the program .

First, the Director of the European Commission Representation in Spain welcomed the participants and the public, congratulating EU-China Trust for the initiative and the cities of Salamanca and Hefei for their cooperation.

Lately, the President of EU-China Trust delivered his speech, leaving a remarkable thought: “Europe and China established initial trade and cultural relations two thousand years ago through the Silk Road. For its part, the trade in silver and silk, following historical routes of their own, made the people of Hefei and Salamanca prosper. Now, maybe the new lithium route will make them thrive again.

Before the mayors of Hefei and Salamanca exchanged gifts and shared some optimistic words about this relationship, they offered some meaningful messages:

“We look forward to implementing this collaboration, and Salamanca companies are eager to find partners in Hefei to work together,” said Carlos Gracia Carbayo, Mayor of the City of Salamanca, who also welcomed “these new opportunities to produce concrete projects as soon as possible”. as possible “. Meanwhile, Yungfeng Luo, expressed interest in jointly fostering “international business cooperation, technological innovation, sustainable finance and cultural exchanges.”

The ambassadors of each country confirmed their best wishes, adding their support to these new relations between cities with thousands of years of history which were now coming together to grow under the aegis of an enduring collaboration.

During the panel discussion, sustainable finance experts from the European Commission, People’s Bank of China, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, Hefei University of Technology, Pontifical University of Salamanca and Peace City World, a company developing a $15 billion project in Salamanca; discussed the progress made in the field of green finance both in the European Union and in China in order to explore ways in which the two parties can cooperate.
The conversation revolved around potential collaboration between public and private entities in sustainable projects, thought through mixed partnerships between the European Union and China.

The event also had the collaboration of Catedra China and Nihao Conecta and the participation of the Asociacion de Amigos de China. And, of course, the outstanding work of the Hefei City Council in the Chinese room and the EU-China Trust team in the Chinese and European room. Special mention also to the contribution of Margaret Chen, behind the courtains this time, despite the fact that she is the vice-president of EU-China Trust and one of the 100 most influential Chinese women outside the country.

Finally, closing remarks were made by a representative of the Joint Committee of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, who is also Vice-Chairman of EU-China Trust.

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