SINCERE kick-off meeting

The SINCERE kick-off meeting was hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) on 14-16 October, 2015. The three-day meeting brought together project partners and advisory board members from China, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands and Japan.

The meeting began with a welcome from Professor Geng Yong, who shared an overview of his previous research on the green growth in China. Then, Professor Zhu Qinghua, Antai College of Economics & Management in SJTU, presented on the sustainable supply chain management in China. After that, Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (UCL ISR, UK), Professor Matthieu Glachant (MINES ParisTech, France), Professor René Kemp (UNU-MERIT, Netherlands), Professor Paul J.J. Welfens (University of Wupperta, Germany) and Professor Rainer Walz (FHI ISI, Germany) presented their institutions and research fields respectively.

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After that, Dr. Alain Geldron, the expert of French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and SINCERE advisory board member, introduced the background of ADEME and the development of circular economy in France. Then, Dr. Fujii Minoshi, National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan, shared the green growth case through low carbon industry of Japan. Professor Tseng Ming-lang, SINCERE advisory board member from Lunghwa University of Science and Technology in Taiwan, presented his studies on supply chain management.

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October 15, the meeting went to the next session: detailed Work Package discussions & research plan. The workshop discussions proposed many significant suggestions about group work and international cooperation in the next stage.

The group then visited Lingang industrial park in October 16, aiming to research the structure of low carbon development in the park. After learning about the case study, the experts put forward some new ideas about industry-academy cooperation and talent cultivation.

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The three-day meeting gathered many international eminent experts and scholars, who focus on circular economy and resource efficiency. The lively discussion among those participants generated numerous ideas for future research fields, methodologies and policies on regional sustainable development. 

shanghai group photo