Friday, June 30, 2017: Climate Policy - New perspectives for Chinese-German cooperation
Joining forces in global climate policy: New perspectives for Chinese-German cooperation
The Paris Agreement is in danger amid uncertainty about the future role of the U.S. in the global fight against climate change. China and Germany have pioneered new climate change policies in the past, and their joint initiative will be needed to sustain the evolution of the global climate regime.
The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) and the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in cooperation with China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NSCS) will convene experts from China and Germany for a high-level forum on advancing bilateral climate change cooperation.
China and Germany have used their successive G20 presidencies to address policy innovations for climate change mitigation. At this year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany plans to build on China’s efforts to create a market for green finance and innovative financial products. Both countries are working on technology-backed solutions for managing urban spaces. Furthermore, they share an interest to find more effective ways to use instruments like emissions trading and carbon pricing in the future.
On the eve of the G20 Summit, this Sino-German conference will facilitate exchange on new technological approaches and identify opportunities for China and Germany to jointly advance effective climate change policies.
We would like to welcome you to join the discussion.
Date and Time: Friday, June 30, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Venue: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften