CCF Drinks: Leo Horn Farewell

25th June, 2009

This event was a farewell gathering for CCF Vice Chairman Leo Horn-Phathanothai and also an opportunity to hear from those who attended the Bonn climate meetings.

Stakeholders’ Consultation on the Financing and Diffusion of Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from China’s Coal Sector

22nd May, 2009

This roundtable event brought together stakeholders from the PRC coal sector. The purpose was to inform Chinese government climate officials and negotiators about the significant carbon abatement potential in China’s coal sector, to explore technological options and strategies for realizing this potential, to dicuss obstacles to the deployment of these technological solutions as well as how such obstacles might be overcome, and to discuss global financing mechanisms pot 2012 that can help support accelerated roll out of these technologies.

This roundtable was limited to around 30 participants, among which were leading international coal sector experts and business as well as senior Chinese government officials and climate negotiators. Continue reading

WWF Carbon Markets Report & CBEEX Launch

23rd September, 2008

This event launched the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s Carbon Markets report for China, featuring a presentation of key messages from the report by one of its authors, Mr. Fulvio Bartolucci. Additionally, the recently launched China Beijing Environmental Exchange (CBEEX) was introduced, featuring a presentation by its president Mr. Mei Dewen. The event was co-organised by CCF and CBEEX, hosted by CBEEX, and sponsored by Allianz and WWF.

China Climate Change Consultations on the Financing, Transfer and Deployment of Environmentally Sound Technologies (ESTs)

26th July, 2008

This event was an international business stakeholders consultation workshop jointly organized with the Renmin University of China. The purpose of the workshop was to help articulate a range of policy-relevant industry concerns relating to the financing, transfer and deployment of environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) in China. This aimed to bridge the disconnection between policy aims and the practical experiences of industry players in the formulation of climate change policy.

Around 30 participants attended the event, including Chinese and international business and NGO leaders as well as key PRC government representatives, including officials from the National Development and Reform Commission Office of Climate Change and the Ministry of Science & Technology. Four industry speakers addressed different aspects of the transfer, development and deployment of ESTs. This was followed by breakout sessions in which stakeholders discussed issues in more detail. Core messages from this consultation on practical issues and industry concerns relating to the financing, development and transfer of ESTs were recorded and disseminated to the Chinese government leadership and senior officials.

Bali and Beyond

4th March, 2008

Over 100 friends of the China Carbon Forum made their way up to the 28th floor of the China Resources Building, in the function room of the Beijing American Club (北京美洲俱乐部), grand in both décor and setting, for this event.

‘Bali and Beyond’ introduced pertinent issues into the carbon arena and presented the opportunity to ask questions to influential players in the sector. Very compelling and thought-provoking speeches were made by some outstanding speakers (including a member of the Chinese official delegation to the Bali negotiations and the Director of the World Resources Institute’s Climate and Energy Program). Professor Zou Ji (Member of China’s Government Advisory Panel on Climate Change) and John Shi (CEO of Arreon Carbon) both stressed in their speeches the need for industry and government policymakers to come closer together in a stronger dialogue on issues such as market uncertainties, technology, financing, and IPR, etc.

Miners meet Buyers

30th October, 2007

The China Carbon Forum and China International Mining Group (CIMG) invited members and relevant interested parties to an exclusive speaker and networking event in a traditional Manchu courtyard.

Guest speakers, including Neil Butler from Harworth Power UK Coal Ltd., spoke about their experience venting methane to produce power. David Creedy of Sindicatum Carbon Capital related this to CDM in China, considering both investors and project developers. This was followed by a speech from Dr. Wolfgang Gherhardt, Senior Vice President of BASF, on the global convictions towards addressing climate change. This was also an event for members to receive updates on progress related to WikiCarbon and to network with the rest of the impressive turnout.