SPF project 2016 Policy Influence Workshop – 7- 8 March 2016
Host: British Consulate-General Guangzhou
Organizer: Lancaster University, Cranfield University
Main supporting organizations: ACCA21 and South University of Science and Technology of China
Other Supporting organizations: CRAES, CAEP-MEP, SI-CAS, IUE-CAS, CL:AIRE, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Arup
In 2014, supported by the Global Partnership Fund and the Prosperity Fund, the British Embassy worked with the Administrative Centre for China’s Agenda 21 (ACCA 21) under the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) to facilitate a China-UK science collaboration on soil and groundwater management and remediation through the establishment of a constructive broad-based partnership that involves civil society, regulators, the scientific community and business interests. With the support from both governments, the project team led by Lancaster and Cranfield Universities has successfully achieved a series of collaboration and research outcomes, which made active contributions to improving China’s management and technological capacity and facilitating innovative and pragmatic UK-China exchanges on soil and groundwater remediation.In order to promote further the development of a framework that connects policy, research, field applications, and industrial investment and to maximise and sustain contaminated land management and redevelopment in China, the project team organised a workshop in Beijing on Monday, 7th March 2016.