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The Inception Workshop - GIZ

2012/12/17 15:46:28

On 13 December 2012, the Inception Workshop of the EU grant project “Improving Corporate Environmental Information Disclosure in Zhejiang and Shanxi Province through Promotion of Corporate Social Responsibility” was held in Beijing. This project is implemented within the framework of the EU Environmental Governance Programme and is focused on the betterment of local environmental governance through establishing CSR management system in companies of Zhejiang and Shanxi Province, with a particular emphasis on environmental information disclosure. The Project is supported by the EU Delegation, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Commerce, the Zhejiang Economic and Information Technology Commission, and the Shanxi SME Bureau. The project implementing partners are: the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Zhejiang Research Institute of Industrial Economy, the Shanxi SME Promotion Association and the Carbon Disclosure Project. The duration of this Project is from September 2012 to April 2014.

 

In the first session of the Inception Workshop chaired by Mr. Rolf Dietmar, Project Director of the Project, several key stakeholders from Chinese ministries, the Delegation of the European Union, the German Embassy and Zhejiang government, such as Mr. Bie Tao, Deputy Director General, Department of Policies, Laws and Regulations of the Ministry of Environmental Protection; Mr. Johan Cauwenbergh, Head of Operations, Development and Cooperation Section, the Delegation of the European Union to China; Ms. Beate Grzeski, Minister, Head of Economic Department, the German Embassy Beijing; Mr. Guo Xiuming, Division Director, Department of Policies, Laws and Regulations of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology; Mr. Miao Yanmin, First Secretary, WTO Affairs Department of the Ministry of Commerce and Mr. Zheng Yifang, Deputy Director, the Zhejiang Provincial Economy and Information Technology Commission, were invited to give opening remarks for the Project kick-off and witnessed the Signing Ceremony of the Partnership Agreement among representatives from the four project partners. The Signing Ceremony was moderated by Mr. Guo Xiuming from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

 

Following the Signing Ceremony of the Partnership Agreement, CSR expert Mr. Wang Yazhou delivered a presentation on the Current Situation of CSR and Environmental Information Disclosure in China which provided the participants a detailed overview of the current situation of CSR and Environmental Information Disclosure in China. Mr. Rolf Dietmar, Project Director of the Project introduced the framework of the Project including the project structure and the project progress since September 2012. Representatives from project partners were also invited to give a brief introduction of its organizations.

 



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