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For the flyer please download here: WORKSHOP BEIJING 22 JULY 2012

EPSEI – Vice-Scienfitic Coordinator: Dr. Paolo Davide Farah. For information : paolofarah@yahoo.com

FP7-PEOPLE-2010 IRSES

Marie Curie Irses – European Commission 

Consortium :

Università degli Studi di Torino

Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro

Lunds Universitet

Université de Provence

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici SCARL

Università Cá Foscari Venezia

Tsinghua University

Tomsk State University

Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences

 

EPSEI PROJECT

Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments:

towards an Integrated Approach on National and International Stage

 

WORKSHOP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 

Peking University

Beijing, China

Sunday 22th July 2012

 

2.00 –2.15 Opening

Paolo FARAH, University of Turin (Department of Law), University of Piemonte Orientale (Dipartimento di Studi dell’Impresa e il Territorio), EPSEI Vice-Coordinator & Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law (THCEREL), Beijing

2.15 – 4.15

Jean-Yves HEURTEBISE, Aix-Marseille University, CEPERC (Research Center for Comparative Epistemology and Ergology) & Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law (THCEREL), Beijing

An Historical Outlook of the Notion of Sustainable Energy and the Formation of the Concept of Sustainability from Social, Economic and Political Perspectives

Lorenzo DI LUCIA, Lunds Universitet, Department of Environmental and Energy Systems Studies & Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law (THCEREL), Beijing

Governance of Energy Transitions: Towards Low-Carbon, Sustainable Society – the Case of Sustainable Bioenergy in China

Paolo FARAH, University of Turin (Department of Law) and University of Piemonte Orientale (Dipartimento di Studi dell’Impresa e il Territorio), EPSEI Vice-Coordinator & Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law (THCEREL), Beijing

Energy Security and Sustainable Development in the Context of Climate Change and Global Environmental Risks

Andrea CRITTO, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), Venice & Marie Curie Fellow at Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Dep. Environment and Economy

Environmental Impacts Related to Climate Change

4.15 – 4.30 Break

4.30 – 5.30

Elena CIMA, University of Piemonte Orientale (Dipartimento di Studi dell’Impresa e il Territorio) & Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law (THCEREL), Beijing

Climate Change and International Trade : Intellectual Property and Energy Technologies as tools for Sustainable Development

Daniele BROMBAL, University Ca’ Foscari Venezia (Department of Asian and North African Studies – Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics) & Marie Curie Fellow at Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Dep. Environment and Economy

Policy Research in China. Evidence from the Field.

5.30- 7.00 Round Table

Daniele Brombal, University Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Elena Cima, University of Piemonte Orientale (Dipartimento di Studi dell’Impresa e il Territorio)

Andrea Critto, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), Venice

Lorenzo Di Lucia, Lunds Universitet, Department of Environmental and Energy Systems Studies

Paolo Farah, University of Turin (Department of Law) and University of Piemonte Orientale (Dipartimento di Studi dell’Impresa e il Territorio), EPSEI Vice-Coordinator

Jiri Gasek, University of Piemonte Orientale (Dipartimento di Studi dell’Impresa e il Territorio) & Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law (THCEREL), Beijing

Jean-Yves Heurtebise, Aix-Marseille University, CEPERC (Research Center for Comparative Epistemology and Ergology)

Gabriele Libera, University of Piemonte Orientale (Dipartimento di Studi dell’Impresa e il Territorio) & Marie Curie Fellow at Tsinghua University School of Law, Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law (THCEREL), Beijing

Wang Xiao, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Dep. Environment and Economy

Yan Linqiao, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Dep. Environment and Economy

Zhao Juan, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Dep. Environment and Economy
Zhang Baoliu, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Dep. Environment and Economy

For the flyer please download here: WORKSHOP BEIJING 22 JULY 2012

This workshop has been realized with funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 269327 Acronym of the Project: EPSEI, Coordinated by University of Turin – Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza. For any information about the EPSEI project and its objectives, please address your queries by email to the EPSEI Vice-Scientific Coordinator: paolofarah@yahoo.com

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POREEN – Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries

For any question about the POREEN project and its objectives, please address your queries by email to the POREEN – Vice-Scientific Coordinator, Dr. Paolo Davide Farah : paolofarah@yahoo.com

Project rationale

POREEN is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme. It is a People Marie Curie Action, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, whose aim is to help research organisations to set up or strengthen long-term cooperation with others, through a coordinated exchange programme for their staff.

POREEN project aims at increasing the availability of interdisciplinary studies providing a comprehensive overview (technical, legal and economic) of Europe-China relations in the renewable energy and the environmental sectors to support the development of a more rapid, sustainable and flexible industry in these sectors.

Specific objectives of the research

                    I.      Provide guidelines, i.e. policy proposals to support policy-makers at EU and local level, as well as operational suggestions for companies working in/with China, to enhance bilateral trade and investment flows

                 II.      Enhance scientific knowledge, through the theoretical and empirical finding of the different and joint research tasks

               III.      Create lasting knowledge networks. The mobility program and the joint research activities will allow the identification of projects to be carried out further to the POREEN project. It will help establishing or strengthening integrated and interdisciplinary research links between European and Chinese centres of excellence.

               IV.      Improve research skills, thanks to mutually beneficial research collaboration between EU and Chinese centre of excellences with a high reputation and knowledge in their fields.

Target groups

• Research community both in the social science and the humanities  and in the engineering field

• Policy and decision-makers at European and Chinese, national and regional level

• Firms, in the renewable industries and environmental sector, both in Europe and in China.

Research activities

Environmental protection and sustainable development have a paramount importance, especially for China. Partnering and business opportunities can thus be significant for Europe. At present, Chinese energy system is characterized by the prevalent use of fossil resources while the renewable sources are just entering into the market. In recent years, China has initiated a process to update technologies and infrastructures, using the Best Available Techniques on the international market. This process is still ongoing and it must be completed in sectors such as heavy industry, where the conversion is aimed at increasing overall energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. The evolution of the Chinese energy system and its environmental implications are of global relevance.

Three main research areas are involved in POREEN, with specific but highly integrated and interconnected tasks.

The economic research area

The research aims at expanding and deepening the knowledge of trade and FDI flows between Europe and China in the renewable energies and environmental industries so as to define/suggest:

  • the sectoral priorities that should be targeted to stimulate Europe-China trade and investment flows
  • the obstacles, barriers and difficulties faced by European firms in initiating, maintaining and consolidating both trade and investment initiatives in China
  • the obstacles, barriers and difficulties encountered by Chinese companies investing in Europe
  • new methodologies and agreement frameworks that demonstrate greater advantages to both EU and China in these sectors

The engineering research area

Engineering research activity is focused on two main research areas, both related with energy efficiency and carbon dioxide reduction:

  • mobility and the transportation sector
  • low carbon buildings.

The research intends to analyze the state of the art and to propose a model addressing economical, legal and technical issues which need to be faced to ensure the introduction of alternative fuels on the Chinese market and low carbon technologies and instruments in the building sector, so as to disclose concrete partnering opportunities for the European industry.

The legal research area

Critical legal issues, normative gaps, and potentialities in Europe-China trade and FDI relations are examine by researchers, who will specifically focus on:

  • oil and gas offshore and renewable energy;
  • dumping, anti-dumping and subsidies
  • environmental and labor standards
  • corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues and civil society initiatives

The researchers will make use of their knowledge in international law, EU law, International investment and trade law, commercial law, environmental law and CSR. Their perspective will take into consideration both the European investment and cooperation projects in China and the main Chinese investment initiatives in Europe.

The consortium

Coordinator: University of Macerata, Department of Law

  • University of Macerata, Dpt of Law and Dpt of Economics and Law (Italy)
  • Polithecnic University of the Marche, Dpt of Industrial Engineering and Mathematic sciences and Dpt of Management, (Italy)
  • Istituto Universitario Studi Europei, Turin (Italy)
  • Toulouse Business School (France)
  • University of Ulster, Centre for Sustainable Technologies (United Kingdom)

China

  • Beijing Normal University (Research center of climate change and trade; Law School)
  • East China University of Political Science and Law (College of Law)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (School of Mechanical Engineering, Law School)
  • Tongji University of Shanghai (College of Mechanical Engineering and Urban Energy, Building Environment Security Control; Experimental Centre of HVAC and Gas institute)

For any question about the POREEN project and its objectives, please address your queries by email to the POREEN Vice-Scientific Coordinator: paolofarah@yahoo.com

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