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Nickel Institute China Event 2019

On July 4, the Nickel Institute (NI) successfully held a “China Nickel Shareholder Group Workshop 2019” in Shanghai. More than 60 representatives from domestic and foreign government agencies, industry associations, and units that are related to the production, study, research and use of nickel attended the conference. Under the theme of Nickel Promotes Low Carbon Economy, the conference provided professional, abundant and brilliant keynote speeches and Q&A communication activities.
^ More than 60 representatives from domestic and foreign government agencies, industry associations, and units relating to the production, study, research and use of nickel attended the conference

Article by David Sear  - Text and  images by the Nickel Institute

As Director of Health and Environment Public Policy and General Manager of the EU Office of NI, Veronique Steukers delivered a speech on Nickel’s Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. She explained that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the 2015 UN Summit covers 17 sustainable development goals. These sustainable development goals are aimed at comprehensively solving developmental issues in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects from 2015 to 2030, and stepping on the path of sustainable development. She also mentioned that practice has proven that nickel and nickeliferous materials will play an extremely important role in achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Mark Mistry, the Senior Public Policy Manager of NI, delivered a speech on Nickel’s Role in Alleviating Global Climate Change. He emphasised that climate change can only be solved through technical innovations, in which the outstanding physical and chemical features of nickel can play a key role in alleviating climate deterioration and realising the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of all nations.

Mr Guo Shiyi, an Expert from CCID spoke on China’s Policy Roadmap for Developing a Low Carbon Economy. He said that China is making in-depth and comprehensive efforts to promote the development of a low carbon economy in eight policy fields.

As the Chief representative of NI China, Dr Philip Song spoke on The Application of Nickel in China’s Low Carbon Economy Field. He said that nickel plays an important role in various low carbon technologies in China. In the Q&A part of the conference, it was widely believed by the  representatives that since there is abundant global nickel storage, low carbon development can be realised through scientific management in the entire lifecycle of nickel from mining to recycling, and nickel is an indispensable element to realise a low carbon economy.

About the Nickel Institute

The Nickel Institute (NI) is the global association of leading primary nickel producers. Its mission is to promote and support the use of nickel in appropriate applications.
The NI grows and supports markets for new and existing nickel applications including stainless steel, and promotes sound science, risk management, and socio-economic benefit as the basis for public policy and regulation.

NI  works with other international metal associations and stainless steel development associations to develop and promote the safe use of nickel around the world; it also pursues market development through a worldwide network of highly-qualified specialists.

NI shares its knowledge, offering free technical knowledge about nickel, its properties and its uses to ensure optimum performance, safe handling and use. In addition, it actively initiates and funds scientific research programmes that examine the role of nickel in human health and the environment.
Ni does not conduct commercial or trading operations of any kind and does not present forecasts or comments on nickel markets, prices or supply/demand.

Through its science division NiPERA Inc., it also undertakes leading-edge scientific research relevant to human health and the environment. The NI is the centre of excellence for information on nickel and nickel-containing materials and has offices in Asia, Europe and North America.

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