The Nordic-Chinese Energy and Climate Day will take place on the 25th of June 2010 at the Shanghai World Expo, bringing together ministers, business leaders, researchers and other key stakeholders from China and the Nordic region. The event will focus on how greater Chinese-Nordic cooperation and interaction can contribute to the development and deployment of clean energy and climate technologies.
The day will begin in the Finnish pavilion with an opening speech by Karen Ellemann, Danish Minster for the Environment and for Nordic Cooperation, and Chair of the five Ministers of Nordic Cooperation. The event will visit all five Nordic pavilions throughout the day and will feature high-level keynote speeches, Nordic food, drink and entertainment, and countless networking opportunities.
Cooperation between China and the Nordic region in energy and climate research, development and deployment has excellent potential to match needs to complementary competencies, and unlock synergies in energy technology development. China is fast emerging as a key player in the development of many clean energy technologies, and is implementing these technologies on a large scale and at a rapid rate. Together the countries of the Nordic region – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – offer both competencies in a diverse range of clean energy technologies and unique experiences in international energy R&D cooperation.
Linking complementary strengths and realising multilateral cooperation between China and the Nordic region form the motivation behind this key event. It aims to build Chinese-Nordic research networks, foster knowledge of respective energy R&D activities, promote complementary energy and climate solutions, help to establish a base for Chinese-Nordic multilateral cooperation, and lastly provide input to a platform for furthering these objectives.