The Delegation from Sonderborg will strengthen the relation to the Chinese Green Growth

A delegation from Sonderborg, led by the Mayor, Aase Nyegaard, left on Saturday 21 April 2012 for China. The purpose of the visit was to sign a Friendship Agreement with the city of Baoding and to pave the way for closer cooperation between Sonderborg and other cities in China.

Friendship- City cooperation represents a strong gateway to China and hereby the possibility to effectively build closer ties between the cities, their businesses, educational institutions, tourism industry and cultural exchange.

In order to take maximum advantage of our visit, we did an open participation. This resulted in a broad delegation with representatives from businesses, universities, ProjectZero and Sonderborg Tourism” says Aase Nyegaard.

Friendship City alliance with Baoding was made in the light of the initial meetings of ProjectZero and WWF with Baoding in 2008, a cooperation that Peter Rathje appreciates dearly:

The City of Baoding with its Electric Valley Cluster created a unique position as China´s leading city within the development and production of renewable energy and energy storage. The city itself takes a lead in using the climate wise solutions, and we therefore enjoy sharing our knowledge and experiences to create green businesses between our cities”.

The purpose of the visit to Dailan (north-east of China), was to gain insight into the city´s management of tourism and culture in order to become one of the country´s role-model for growth.

On the way back it was a possibility to visit RED-center in Beijing, established together with the Danish government for the purpose of developing co-operation on new renewable energy technologies.

Every part of the visit was about presentations of the solutions and creation of the network and relations to the businesses, educational institutions and governments.


21. April 2012