European Chamber

Conference in Shanghai discusses trends and solutions – chance for German companies for 110 years the United States was the largest producer of goods worldwide. This year, China will sit as the largest producer at the top. One-fifth of all products worldwide bears the label made in China”. But problems accompanied by the massive growth: China’s inefficient and obsolete equipment, as well as overcapacity make produzierenes commercial to a sector with high energy consumption. The green manufacturing China Conference “of the German Chamber of Commerce greater China in cooperation with Ringier, the Schweitzer industry and Chamber of Commerce and the European Chamber of Commerce on November 18 in Shanghai discussed technologies, solutions, and opportunities for clean production in China.

The potential for improvement is great: the manufacturing sector in China on average consumes 15 to 20 per cent more energy per unit of output compared to the international average. In addition to a high pollution, the country struggles with at the same time Bottlenecks in the energy supply of industry. Companies need to adjust their production due to lack of power, some for days. The people’s Republic has therefore great efforts on the road to a clean production. Already, the eleventh five-year plan (2006-2010) set the goal to reduce energy consumption in the production of goods in the gross domestic product to four percent annually, total by up to 20 percent in five years. These efforts are continued also in the twelfth five-year plan (2011-2015), which provides efficiency and eco-friendly products as key factors. Understand total the sector especially in relation to China’s exports to a change made in China’ designed in China – by focusing on resource-saving, high-quality productions, away from environmentally harmful products with high energy consumption. While Chinese companies due to lower CO2 emissions, less waste as well as long term resources save energy-efficient materials and technologies to increase their profits, offer new opportunities of China’s targets for foreign companies.