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9 JULY 2015:

China Carbon Forum recently met with Ms. Wu Changhua, the Greater China Director of The Climate Group. A China specialist for nearly twenty years, and an environment and development policy analyst, she leads the organisation’s strategic development in the region and manages its greater China operations. We get her view on China’s recent INDC announcement, its role on the global stage of climate change negotiations, and the important work that her and her colleagues are doing.

Please find here the audio interview with Ms. Wu Changhua. For the English transcription of the interview, please click here.


7 July 2015:

China Carbon Forum recently met up with Mr. Tim Yeo, former Chair of the UK Parliaments’ Energy and Climate Change Committee, whilst he was visiting China. In a wide-ranging interview centered on China, we discuss many things such as Carbon Markets, the Paris COP, Shale Gas, and IP Protection. We start the interview by asking Tim about his support to a global carbon market.

Please find here the audio interview with Mr. Tim Yeo. For English transcription, of the interview, please click here.


 3 July 2015:

Analysis of China’s INDC

Please find here a discussion with Prof. Zou Ji, Deputy Director General of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), providing an overview to China’s recent INDC announcement, as well as deeper insights into its level of ambition. For English transcription, of the interview, please download PDF: NCSC Interview Transcript.


1 July 2015:

On 30 June 2015, the Chinese government submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), detailing its commitment to climate change mitigation and adaptation for the post-2020 period.

Please click Comments on China’s INDC to download a background document (updated as of 3rd July, 2015) which further clarifies China’s INDC. It’s a well-presented, authoritative analysis of China’s motivations and considerations, as well as difficulties and challenges facing China in achieving its target, prepared by Fu Sha, Zou Ji, and Liu Linwei of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), and translated by the China Carbon Forum.


11 JUNE 2015:

Corporate Strategy and Competitive Advantage in China’s War on Pollution: Pursuing the New Chinese Consumer

Corporate Strategy and Competitive Advantage in China’s War on Pollution – Pursuing the New Chinese Consumer tackles the key sustainability questions critical to the success of the Chinese firm – to help firms make the business case for sustainable practices that enhance profits and lower the risk of business in China’s highly dynamic business environment. At the report launch, the authors of the report and a panel of firms operating in China discussed the report’s conclusions and how the consumer and company surveys that were undertaken as part of the report informs business strategy for firms seeking to tap into China’s emerging market in green products and services.

The report was authored by a team of faculty and graduates of Renmin University of China’s School of Environment & Natural Resources, and facilitated and published by the China Carbon Forum. The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Beijing provided financial support for this project. You can download the report here.

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 4 JUNE 2015:

Municipal energy policies and concepts: German and Chinese Experiences

This event was part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network 2012-2014 event series jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and China Carbon Forum (CCF).

The panel included distinguished experts from the fields of energy and eco-city planning, as well as those working on EU-China projects and Sino-German projects focusing on energy concepts. As the speakers came from both Chinese and international backgrounds, the audience were enabled to gain an insight into a mix perspectives, especially during Q&A sessions. After the discussion, the guests enjoyed the follow-up networking event. You can find a summary of the discussion here.

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 24 MARCH 2015:

Greening China’s Financial System

This event was co-organised by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the UNEP-Inquiry, and China Carbon Forum (CCF). The panel discussion involved a range of eminent speakers who provided comprehensive and in-depth discussion of green finance in China, as well as internationally. The panel in particular discussed the outcomes of two streams of work on green finance. The first, with a new report titled Greening China’s Financial System, is a joint project between the Development Research Centre of China’s State Council (DRC) and IISD. The second is from a joint Green Finance Task Force co-convened by the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and UNEP-Inquiry.

You can find a summary of the discussion here.

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 23 MARCH 2015:

First INDCs and Implications for Further Actions: Paving the Way to Paris

This event was part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network 2012-2014 event series jointly organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and China Carbon Forum (CCF).

The event featured a range of high-level speakers, including the Netherlands Minister for the Environment, the Head of International Climate Policy at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, and the Director of International Cooperation at NCSC, the Chinese government’s climate change policy thinktank. Following a keynote speech by the Minister, the distinguished panel discussed the progress so far on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) for post-2020 climate action, which will be the subject of negotiation at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) in Paris later this year.

The panel also featured a representative from the Embassy of Switzerland, which was the first country to submit its INDC to the UNFCCC, as well as from the World Resources Institute (WRI), a prominent climate change policy think tank.

You can find a summary of the discussion and the Minister’s speech here.

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