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WHO WE ARE

NISS Campus is the future location for companies dedicated to the low carbon future. It will also serve as a hub for Sino-Nordic collaborations on sustainability.

We will offer the best location and platform for collaborations between international and Chinese companies working towards global sustainability.

In addition to showcasing the best of green building technologies and systems, the NISS Campus will function as a bridge between the Nordic Countries and China – an exchange for sustainability, technology, culture, design, lifestyle, innovation and Nordic quality at large. The campus will also function as a venue for conferences and events as well as a showcase for the best of Nordic and Chinese products, design and innovation. NISS already has extensive support from official and private partners from Nordic countries, and Shanghai government.

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60 000 M2 CAMPUS

Our campus will host Nordic and Chinese company head quarters, R&D center, an exhibition center as well as a commercial street.

 
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OUR VISION AND MISSION

Integrating Nordic and Chinese companies, institutions and talent into Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta, to collaborate for bigger achievements in scientific, technological and economic development for a sustainable China.

  • Urban sustainability: Building an effective platform for innovative and sustainable Nordic and Chinese companies and institutions in Shanghai

  • Innovating products: Creating economic value through product development and innovation. Products that can advance the goal of becoming sustainable and eco-friendly – excellent global city.

  • Global collaboration: Forming alliances to respond to climate change and urban sustainability. Forming a green future, through technological innovation and implementation

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THE GREEN FUTURE OF CHINA

China holds the key to a sustainable future for the global community. China has the largest population in the world, and still experiencing high economic growth and development. In a few years the Chinese economy will be the largest in the world, and since based on a lot of industrial production the carbon emissions related to the growth remain high.

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NATIONAL STRATEGY

The Chinese Government has set extremely ambitious targets to reach peak carbon emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality in 2060. Over the past year all industries and regions of China have mobilized for this tremendous shift.

Over the recent years, large investments have been made into renewable energy production such as wind and solar, and purchasing of electric vehicles has been directly subsidised. The central bank of China has announced that development of green financing tools is top priority. 

SHANGHAI 2035

The 2035 masterplan for Shanghai sets clear targets both for local pollution reduction, green space per capita and R&D investment compared to GDP. Already when the plan was developed in 2016, the overall objective was to develop Shanghai as a sustainable city that is green and resilient. A main target set was to respond to climate change actively. 

In 2021 it was also announced that Shanghai will be developed as the Green Finance hub for China, and Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange is the first national carbon emission exchange. 

THE YANGTZE RIVER DELTA

Shanghai is the entry point for the Yangtze river delta, an economic zone of high importance for China. Covering only 2% of the landmass of the country, it stands for 21% of GDP and 47% of foreign trade.

In November 2018, President Xi Jinping declared the building up of the Yangtze river delta a “national strategy.” The major cities of the region (Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Nanjing) are all developing comprehensive plans towards carbon neutrality.  

 
 

NORDIC DESIGN AND CITIES MEET SHANGHAI

From Furniture Design to Architecture and Urban Design - at the core of Nordic Design is a focus on people and solutions that are humanistic, honest and resilient. This will be core at NISS Campus.


Nordic companies have done well in China, and Nordic organisation have positive collaboration with Chinese friends and partners. It is estimated that 50% of all Nordic investments to China goes into the Greater Shanghai region.

  • It total, there are nearly 500 Nordic owned companies in the Shanghai region 

  • Collaborations have moved away from merely production in China for export

  • Nordic brands are increasingly popular among the Chinese consumers, from interior design to sports equipment for an increasingly out-doors interested middle class 

 
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Timber is a common building material in the Nordics. A sustainable forestry industry combined with new construction methods makes it a great alternative to concrete also for office buildings.

Consul General of Sweden:

"In Shanghai, the four Nordic consulates have for many years had joint Nordic events and projects, and innovation and sustainability are among the topics we have focused on."

 

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