EURACTIV is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Virtual Conference
How can the EU and China co-operate to lead global climate change efforts?
Thursday, 28 January 2021 | 9:30 – 11:00 CET
In March 2020, European Commission President von der Leyen unveiled a ‘climate law’ to commit the 27-nation EU to reducing its net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. Six months later, Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged that China would become carbon neutral by 2060. Both announcements were seen as key in the global fight against climate change.
Climate change can only be tackled effectively with a global approach in a multilateral framework. The European Union is responsible for only 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions. China is the largest emitter in the world and has an economy that is still heavily dependent on high carbon energy sources. The European Commission has remarked that setting an ambitious objective is important. However, what matters is detailing how targets will be achieved and delivering results.
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss how the EU and China can work together to drive the global fight against climate change.
- Elina Bardram, Acting Director, International, Mainstreaming & Policy Coordination, DG CLIMA, European Commission
- Byford Tsang, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate Diplomacy team, E3G
- He Jijiang, Executive Deputy Director, Institute of Energy Transition & Social Development, Tsinghua University, China
Find all the information here.