Event: Sustainable Growth Model

7th Forum on Green Development

FES Shanghai and the Institute for Ecology at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) successfully held the Forum for Green Development for the seventh time. This year, the focus lied on the building sector, given the necessity to transform the system and strengthen the life cycles in both private and public sector.

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Event: Regional and International Affairs:

Roundtable Discussion: How to make global supply chains more sustainable?

Global supply chains are transforming – due to global crises, but also due to an increased consciousness about the human and environmental costs. German and Chinese experts discussed the recent changes in global supply chains and the role of Supply Chain Acts as they are being prepared in the EU and Germany.   Read more

Publication: Policy recommendations for a carbon-neutral China

Policy Paper »Policy recommendations for a carbon-neutral China«

This discussion paper is based on a series of workshops and interviews and discusses the driving forces behind China’s quest for carbon neutrality. It also highlights obstacles to implementing the carbon-peaking and carbon-neutral commitments and makes policy recommendations to help keep China on the path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2060. Read more

Publication: Sustainable Growth Model

Position Paper »The resilient city«

Weather extremes, failures in global supply chains, dangers through digitized processes and systems. Phenomena like these will increasingly threaten the functionality of a city. This vulnerability will lead to a higher probability for cities not to be able to hold their promise of economic and social advancement. The establishment of resilience is therefore crucial for risk minimisation and quick recovery from shocks. Read more

Event: Sustainable Growth Model

Global Climate Leadership in the aftermaths of COP26

Scholars and practitioners from China, Europe and the US discussed ways forward for the climate cause after the COP26 Glasgow Summit last year.

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Event: Sustainable Growth Model

Conference on Resilient Cities

Together with Shanghai Municipal Government’s Counsellors’ Office and around 100 guests, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Shanghai Representative Office discussed on November 15th and 16th, 2021, how cities can deal with vulnerability and transform themselves into ‘resilient cities’.

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Event: Social Justice and Trade Unions

Conference on Demographic Change and Social Security Reform

Together with the Shanghai Administration Institute, FES Shanghai held a conference on demographic change and reform of social security systems on November 29th and 30th in Shanghai. The conference focused on the new challenges posed by demographic change and on social security issues such as fertility promotion policies, pension reform and care for the elderly.

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Event: Society and Politics

Social Security in Times of COVID-19

On November 27th and 28th, 2021, FES Shanghai Representative Office in cooperation with the Centre of European Studies at the Fudan University Shanghai and the Chinese Association of Social Security held a conference about social security in times of the pandemic.

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Event: Regional and International Affairs

2021 Shanghai Symposium on Global Finance

FES Shanghai and Shanghai Development Research Foundation (SDRF) jointly organized the 2021 Shanghai Symposium on Global Finance and discussed the current global economy and finance facing great uncertainties with renowned experts and scholars from China, Germany, US and international organizations.

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Publication: Social Justice and Trade Unions

Machines replace Humans? Automation and upgrading at car suppliers in South China

What is the actual impact of increased automatisation in the manufacturing sector? This study looks at several automotive supplier firms in South China and their workers in an attempt to find out. While there have not been dramatic job losses so far, and although workers often welcome higher automatisation during the gradual transformation of their workplace, problems emerge that are contributing to an increasingly unbalanced worker-employer relationship. Read more

Publication: Social Justice and Trade Unions

Gender Perspectives on the Future of Work in China

This study is part of the regional project “Gender and the Future of Work in Asia” and assesses the present situation of women in the Chinese labour market and provides an outlook on China’s future industrial development and its prospective impact on women in the world of work. Read more

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Society and Politics

Supporting rule of law and participatory governance.

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Sustainable Growth Model

Shifting towards socially-just, green-dynamic and resilient growth.

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Social Justice and Trade Unions

Promoting social justice and strengthening trade unions.

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Regional and International Affairs

Deepening common understanding on foreign and security policy between China and Germany.

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