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IPPR is working with a group of international partners to promote greater resource-efficiency and environmentally friendly economic development in China.

The project brings together networks of businesses, manufacturers and consumer associations to promote sustainable consumption choices and the production of sustainable goods in China. The project focuses on two urban areas in China: Beijing and Tianjin. IPPR will evaluate European best practice on policies and practices that promote sustainable consumption, for example through product labelling.

The project is co-ordinated by the University of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Beijing. Other partners include the City 2020 Foundation from the Netherlands and the Beijing Consumer Association, Tianjin Consumer Association and Nankai University from China. Sustainable Consumption in China. IPPR is making regular trips to China to help guide the project and convey lessons from European experience.

The project is being funded by the European Commission as part of their Switch Asia initiative that aims to promote sustainable consumption and production in Asia.