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COSC and the Chatham House Co-organized China-UK Symposium on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development

Date: 2018-03-12
COSC and the Chatham House co-organized “China-UK Symposium on Climate Change and Low Carbon Development” on November 21 in Beijing. COSC Chairman Wang Zhongwei and Martyn Roper, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy, attended and addressed at the opening ceremony. Xie Zhenhua, China’s Special Representative on Climate Change and Vice Chairman of the CPPCC Committee on Population, Resources and the Environment, and Research Fellows He Jiankun, Xu Dingming and Wu Yin attended the conference. Director General Sun Weijia of the COSC Department of International Exchanges and Cooperation moderated the opening ceremony.
 

  Chairman Wang Zhongwei spoke at the opening ceremony.
In his opening address, Chairman Wang Zhongwei quoted CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping’s statement at the 19th Party Congress that “Taking a driving seat in international cooperation to respond to climate change, China has become an important participant, contributor, and torchbearer in the global endeavor for ecological civilization. China will be guided by the concept of ecological civilization. At home, it will work hard to achieve the NDC targets for 2030 as early as possible, tackle climate change and make the low-carbon transition. On the external front, China will work for a new international cooperation mechanism to fight climate change and make its due contribution to realizing the global zero emission target by the end of the century.
 


Martyn Roper, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, spoke at the opening ceremony.

Chinese and British experts focused on climate change and low-carbon development. They shared experiences and views on two topics: China and UK/EU’s actions and policies on climate change, and how to pursue climate cooperation in the context of the US exit from the Paris Agreement.

Xie Zhenhua, China’s Special Representative on Climate Change and Vice Chairman of the CPPCC Committee on Population, Resources and the Environment, spoke at the conference.

The conference in session