Swedish Ambassador to China Helena Sangeland: China and Sweden should cooperate in sustainable development

China and Sweden have great potential for cooperation in the field of sustainable development, Swedish Ambassador to China Helena Sangeland said.

Sangeland said that as the ambassador of Sweden to China, she had taken notice of China’s ambitions to achieve long-term sustainable development and to increase international cooperation.

Technology and practices from Sweden, in this case, will serve the needs of many cities in China.

“In order to create a truly sustainable world, for ourselves as well as future generations, it is key for us to succeed in developing cities with good living habitats by using long-lasting sustainable technologies,” Sangeland said. “Cooperation to meet common challenges and for the common good is perhaps more important than ever.”

An event focusing on Nordic opportunities amid China’s rapid urban development was held at the Swedish embassy in Beijing on Tuesday.

A key project that China and Sweden work on together is the Yantai Hammarby Eco City in Yantai, East China’s Shandong province. Its phase one is planned to be completed by 2022 and will see about 2,000 homes and an ice hockey arena developed, as well as office and retail facilities.

It is also a unique Swedish-style community inspired by Hammarby Sjostad, a smart eco-city that is considered a global model for urban redevelopment in Stockholm.

Jesper Jos Olsson, founder and CEO of White Peak, the developer of the Yantai Hammarby Eco City, said that the impact of COVID-19 is raising people’s awareness of healthy and sustainable living.

“The strong sales performance of our Yantai Hammarby Eco City in April revealed the growing interest of Chinese customers in healthy and sustainable lifestyles, especially after COVID-19,” Olsson said.

He added that the Hammarby model will soon be introduced in more cities in China, starting in White Peak’s core markets of Shandong, North China’s Hebei and Northeast China’s Liaoning provinces, as he believes in the great potential of the Chinese market.

At the event, White Peak also signed procurement agreements with four multinational companies including ABB Group and Ikea, to provide sustainable Swedish products and services for Yantai Eco City. The total value of Swedish products to be purchased for the Eco City projects amounts to more than 100 million yuan ($14.1 million).

 

“We are integrating sustainability into every aspect of our retail operations. It is pleasant to see Swedish companies working together in China to apply sustainable solutions to Chinese consumers,” said Freda Zhang, Swedish home furnishing retailer Ikea China commercial vice-president. Ikea will provide sustainable ranges and solutions to contribute to current and future Eco City projects.

The multinational industrial conglomerate ABB Group will provide intelligent products and solutions to help optimize energy allocation and utilization of buildings.

“Sustainable development is essential to our communities and the key to our long-term strategy and daily operations in China and the world for ABB. In ABB, we are running operations in a sustainable way and providing products, solutions and services to make cities and industries cleaner, safer, more resilient and more sustainable,” said Zhang Zhiqiang, senior vice-president of ABB Group and managing director of ABB China.

 

By Chen Yingqun | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-06-10 17:22

 

瑞典驻华大使宋莲:中国在可持续发展领域正加强国际合作

来源于中国经济新闻网 2020-06-11 15:02:38

■中国经济时报记者 刘慧

2020年是中国与瑞典正式建立外交关系70周年。“为了给我们和后代创造一个真正可持续的世界,通过长久有效的可持续技术来发展拥有良好居住环境的城市是至关重要的一点。”瑞典驻华大使宋莲(HelenaSngeland)日前在北京表示,共同面对挑战、通过合作实现共赢比以往任何时候都重要。中国正努力实现长期可持续发展的目标,通过深化改革不断在可持续发展领域加强国际合作。

中国重视生态文明建设,倡导文明健康、绿色环保的生活方式。宋莲对中国经济时报记者表示,这与瑞典的绿色发展理念是一致的,凸显瑞典与中国在绿色发展领域合作的重要性。

作为制造业强国,瑞典在20世纪70年代开始推动可持续发展转型。位于瑞典首都斯德哥尔摩的哈马碧湖城曾是一片废弃的工业区,规划混乱,污染严重。20世纪90年代,斯德哥尔摩以超越时代的环保理念与绿色科技,将哈马碧湖城重新打造成一个低能耗、高循环、以人为本、与自然环境共存共生的全新社区。

2019年,瑞典贸易与投资委员会、中瑞鼎峰、恩华特、Sweco等瑞典政府部门与企业在华共同成立中国—瑞典哈马碧生态城联盟,将瑞典可持续城市发展方案引入中国。中瑞鼎峰与该联盟的合作伙伴把哈马碧模式引入中国,首个“中瑞城”在山东烟台落地,旨在将烟台珠玑的工业区改建为绿色、创新、健康、数字化的生态社区。中瑞鼎峰集团首席执行官兼创始合伙人詹柏表示,新冠肺炎疫情暴发以来,中国消费者对健康、可持续生活方式的青睐与日俱增,烟台中瑞城受到了民众的欢迎。

当天,中瑞鼎峰集团与四家跨国公司,包括ABB集团、亚萨合莱、恩华特、宜家签署了采购协议,为其烟台中瑞城项目提供源自瑞典的可持续产品与服务。此次签署的采购协议总价值超过1亿元人民币。

“我们正在将可持续发展理念融入零售业务运营的各个方面,瑞典公司将为中国消费者的生活带来可持续的解决方案。”宜家中国商业副总裁张丽娜表示。

“可持续发展对于社区至关重要。”ABB集团高级副总裁兼ABB中国总裁张志强表示,作为电气、工业自动化、运动控制、机器人及离散自动化领域的技术领导者,ABB将为中瑞城项目提供多项智能解决方案,有效优化建筑能源分配利用,减少用电损耗。

全球智能锁和安防解决方案供应商亚萨合莱,全球垃圾收集行业中最具创新性的企业之一、气动垃圾收集系统的发明者恩华特,将分别为中瑞城提供智能锁和真空垃圾管理系统。

瑞典公司将为中瑞城配备多项环保技术,帮助中国城市解决发展中面临的各种挑战,即:如何使人们享有良好的生活环境,在确保可持续的经济增长的同时,最大程度地减少环境影响。

据介绍,正在建设当中的中瑞城获得BREEAM的“非常好”评级。BREEAM是全球历史最悠久的绿色建筑评估办法。烟台中瑞城项目首期约22万平方米,计划在2022年完成,包括约2000套住宅、一个冰球场以及办公和零售设施等。

中瑞鼎峰以瑞典养老基金及北欧投资机构作为主要投资方,致力于将以绿色科技和以人为本的设计为标志的纯正北欧生活方式带到中国。该公司计划下一步在山东省、河北省和辽宁省等地继续以哈马碧模式进行开发。在越来越多的瑞典合作伙伴的支持下,哈马碧模式将拓展到更多城市,进一步助力中国可持续发展。

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