|Ms. Päivi Lipponen, Member of Finnish-Chinese Friendship Group of the Finnish Parliament, gives keynote speech at Beautiful Beijing Seminar, Dec. 10, 2013.(People's Daily Online/Li Xiang)|
The“Beautiful Beijing” seminar held in Beijing on 10th December has acted as a great platform for Finnish companies to introduce advanced cleantech experience to Chinese counterparts. Finnish Cleantech and Chinese EPB sponsored the seminar together with the aim of generating more opportunities in Sino-Finland Cleantech cooperation.
It has been six months since the signing of the concrete project plan for the beautiful Beijing Project this summer in Helsinki. The project has now reached the phase where world-class Cleantech experts from Finland and their Chinese counterparts are joining together to launch concrete projects and exchange knowledge on environment-friendly technology.
This Beautiful Beijing seminar has a practical role to play in the overall project. During the seminar, Finnish companies will introduce concrete techniques and solutions, which can be applied in Beijing in the short term, and explain how these techniques are currently being used to meet the needs of the Finnish government in environmental protection. Concurrently, Chinese counterparts will discuss Finland’s advanced techniques and solutions to environmental pollution, which can be applied to our own problems, especially in terms of air pollution and the control of PM 2.5.
“As a coming-together of Beijing’s requirements in environmental protection and Finland’s advanced solutions，this seminar for us is more focused on exploring concrete solutions which can be actually applied in dealing with pollution control in Beijing,” said Ming Dengli, director of the International Cooperation Division of Beijing’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau. “This seminar is an adjunct to the Beautiful Beijing Project. Our next step is to choose some possible solutions for further cooperation with Finnish companies,” he added.
Eero Siitonen, Director of Cleantech Finland for China, Finpro, commented: “I am very happy to see today’s seminar as a platform for Finnish companies to discuss advanced cleantech techniques with Chinese companies. This is a win-win situation and much operational technology has been introduced during the seminars. We are very happy if our experience in environmental protection can help Beijing with its current pollution issues. Such communication and discussions should be maintained in the long term.”