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Advancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimations and Reporting in China and the World

On April 24th, 2018, the China Carbon Forum together with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), co-organised an event titled “Advancing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimations and Reporting in China and the World”.

 

The event featured welcome remarks by Ms Jan Adams, Australian Ambassador to China and Mr Xu Huaqing, Director of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, followed by a keynote address from Dr Helen Cleugh, Research Director of the Climate Science Centre at CSIRO.

Mr Xu and Dr Cleugh then joined a distinguished expert panel to share insights on the challenges and opportunities in applying ‘top down’ approaches to improve GHG estimation and reporting in China and internationally, including Dr Yao Bo, Chief Scientist for Greenhouse Gas Measurement at the Chinese Meteorological Association and Mr Knut Alfsen, Special Advisor to CCICED and a Senior Researcher at CICERO. The panel was moderated by Mr Dimitri de Boer, Vice Chairman of China Carbon Forum.

 

For a record of the discussion, download here.

The Role of Emissions Trading in China’s Low-Carbon Transition

On December 7th, 2017, China Carbon Forum, together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), co-organised an event titled “The Role of Emissions Trading in China’s Low-Carbon Transition”. The event was the 27th event in the China Low Carbon Leadership Network (LCLN) event series, jointly organized by CCF and GIZ since 2010.

The event featured a keynote address from Mr William Acworth, ICAP, followed by a distinguished expert panel which discussed the role of ETS in China’s low-carbon transition, including Dr Felix Matthes, Öko-Institut, Dr Teng Fei, Tsinghua University, Mr Stefano De Clara, International Emissions Trading Association and Dr Frank Jotzo, Australian National University, moderated by Ms Li Lina, ICAP.

For a record of the discussion, download here.

A full record of former Low Carbon Leadership Network Events can be found on the LCLN website.

Report Launch: 2017 China Carbon Pricing Survey

The 2017 China Carbon Pricing Survey report was launched on the morning of Wednesday, 22nd November, at the Dutch Embassy in Beijing.

The report can be downloaded using the links below.

Report Launch: Mapping China’s Climate Policies

On June 29th, China Carbon Forum launched the report ‘Mapping China’s Climate Policies’ at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Beijing.

The report can be downloaded here.

At the report launch, the lead author of the report and a panel of experts discussed China’s emerging leadership in global climate change efforts and the challenges China faces at home in implementing its own domestic climate change policies. The panel included Dr. Craig Hart, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Li Junfeng, Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation; Mr. Anders Hove, Associate Director, Research, The Paulson Institute China Office; and, Mr. Li Shuo, Senior Global Policy Advisor, Greenpeace East Asia.

Mitigating transport emissions: European and Chinese perspectives

On June 26th, 2017, China Carbon Forum, together with GIZ and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing, co-organised an event, “Mitigating transport emissions: European and Chinese perspectives”. The event was part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network (LCLN), an event series jointly organized by CCF and GIZ since 2010.

The event featured opening remarks from Mr. Vidar Helgesen, The Royal Norwegian Minister for Climate and Environment, and a presentation on ‘Decarbonization of Transport in Germany’ by Mr. Martin Schmied, Head of Department, Transport, Noise and Spatial Development, German Environment Agency. The two speakers were then joined by an expert panel, including Dr. Jiang Kejun, Director, Energy Research Institute (ERI) and Dr. Yin Zhifang from the China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center, Ministry of Transport. The panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Robert Earley, COO, MotionEco.

For a record of the discussion, download here.

The Future of China-U.S. Energy Cooperation

On June 15th, 2017, China Carbon Forum brought together an expert panel for a discussion on “The Future of China-U.S. Energy Cooperation”, at Peking University Law School in Beijing. Cooperation on energy and low-carbon development have been a positive aspect to the bilateral relationship in recent years, and was important element contributing momentum to the successful conclusion of the Paris Agreement.

This meeting came at a time of uncertainty given the recent announcement of the U.S. government’s intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Despite this, there is widespread scope for China-U.S. energy cooperation both short-term and long-term, particularly in the areas of transport, research, real estate, emissions reduction and financing. The role of NGOs, private enterprises, cities and states were highlighted as a means to facilitating meaningful change, as well as the exchange of knowledge and technology.

A full report of the event can be downloaded here:

Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement – A key issue also for the G20

On January 18th, 2017, China Carbon Forum together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), co-organised a panel discussion: “Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement – a key issue also for the G20”, as part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network (LCLN) event series.

The event featured a panel of distinguished experts and government representatives who shared their views on the role that the G20 can play in supporting implementation of the Paris Agreement. In particular, the panel discussed the role of the newly established G20 Energy Sustainability Working Group (ESWG), and the key issues that it will consider.

The panel included representatives from both China and Germany, and the audience gained insights from the governmental, think tank and academic perspective.

For a record of the discussion, download the PDF: Implementing the Paris Climate Agreement – a key issue also for the G20.

Marrakech Debrief: How is the Paris Agreement Tracking?

On 1st December 2016, China Carbon Forum together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), co-organized “Marrakech Debrief: How is the Paris Agreement Tracking?”, as part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network (LCLN).

This event featured a panel of distinguished experts and government representatives who shared their views on the developments at COP22 in Marrakesh. The panel included representatives from both China and Europe, and the audience were enabled to gain an insight into a mix of perspectives, especially during the Q&A session. After the discussion, the guests enjoyed a follow-up networking event.

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For a record of the discussion, download the PDF: Marrakech Debrief: How is the Paris Agreement Tracking?.

Emerging Trends in Green Finance in China

On 3rd November 2016, China Carbon Forum together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), held an event on “Emerging Trends in Green Finance in China”. This invitation-only event continues the Low Carbon Leadership Network event series, jointly organised by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and China Carbon Forum (CCF), and is supported by the Global Partners for Germany / Alumniportal Deutschland program as well as the Emerging Markets Sustainability Dialogues.

The event featured a welcome by Mr Ralf Becker, First Secretary at the Embassy of Germany in China, and an introduction of GIZ’s work on green finance in China by Ms Nina Roth, Senior Advisor Sustainable Finance, GIZ. This was followed by an expert panel discussion, including Mr. Liu Jialong, Research Fellow, Green Finance Committee; Dr. Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President – Policy and Strategy, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Dr. Guo Peiyuan, Director & Co-Founder, Syntao; and, Mr. Calvin Quek, Head of Sustainable Finance Program, Greenpeace (Moderator).

For record of discussion and Executive Summary, download the PDF: Emerging Trends in Green Finance in China.

The Role of ETS in Supporting NDC Implementation

On July 26th, 2016, China Carbon Forum held an event on “The Role of ETS in Supporting NDC Implementation”, as part of the China Low Carbon Leadership Network (LCLN), an event series jointly organised by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and China Carbon Forum. This event was also held in cooperation with the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP).

The event featured a keynote speech by Mr Marc Allessie, Co-Chair of ICAP, and Director of the Dutch Emissions Authority (NEa), followed by an expert panel discussion analysing the role of China’s national ETS in supporting the emissions goals set out in China’s National Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement. The panel included distinguished experts from academia, media, an NGO, as well as ICAP.

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For record of discussion and Executive Summary, download the PDF: The Role of ETS in Supporting NDC Implementation.