“China-EU Green Cooperation High-Level Forum” jointly organized by the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union, the European Union Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the European Business Summit was successfully held through online video.
Senior officials from China, EU institutions, Germany, Denmark and other countries, experts in related fields, and high-level corporate executives started a cloud dialogue on the theme of “Building a China-EU Green Engine and Helping Global Economic Recovery after the pandemic”.
China-EU Green Cooperation High-Level Forum
China-EU Green Cooperation High-Level Forum Participants expressed that China and the EU have great potential for cooperation in the field of green development and climate change.
Both sides should make full use of the complementary advantages of technology, manufacturing, and capital, seek sustainable economic development through green cooperation, and jointly respond to the global challenges of climate change.
Of developing countries’ economic transformation. In addition, China-EU green cooperation will further implement the decisions of the leaders of China and Europe, make good use of the China-EU high-level dialogue platform on environment and climate
Build China-EU green partners, promote the transformation of China-EU industries, and continue to work together to contribute to the promotion of global sustainable development.
Xie Zhenhua, Special Adviser on Climate Change Affairs of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, stated in the keynote speech: “Chinese President Xi Jinping announced at the 75th UN General Debate that China will increase its nationally determined contributions.
This is the implementation of the ” The Paris Agreement announced in advance the renewal goal of the Nationally Determined Contributions and a specific action in the mid-century low-emission development strategy.
The announcement of this goal reflects the proactive measures taken by the Chinese government to respond to climate change. It is for mankind and for us.
A responsibility for future generations.” He also said, “China and the EU have always had very good cooperation in the field of climate change.
China and the EU have great efforts in tackling climate change, promoting the process of global climate governance, and implementing green and high-quality development. The potential for cooperation also has very good complementary markets.
I hope that China and the EU can further demonstrate leadership in this field, carry out active cooperation, and promote multilateral processes.”
The Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action, Moro Petriccione, said: “In the field of climate change, the EU has developed long-term cooperation with China.
China and the EU have been cooperating closely in long-term analysis, models, carbon emissions trading, etc. We are happy. Seeing the progress China has made, we look forward to China’s launch of the carbon trading market.
This will be a large-scale mechanism that will dwarf the EU market in terms of volume even in the early stages.”
He Jijiang, Executive Deputy Director of the Energy Transformation Research Center of Tsinghua University, took the photovoltaic industry as an example: “We are developing a standard for the net ecological benefit of photovoltaic power plants throughout the life cycle.
This standard not only calculates the carbon footprint of photovoltaic power plants, but also calculates the land vegetation of photovoltaic power plants. , Soil organic carbon, and ecological benefits such as biodiversity.
China and Europe are now the world’s first and second largest photovoltaic markets, and more than 70% of global photovoltaic modules are currently manufactured in China.
The establishment of this standard can guide the global photovoltaic manufacturing industry And the photovoltaic power station construction industry is developing towards lower carbon emissions, or even negative emissions.
The standards jointly developed by China and Europe should actively serve the world.”
Bernard Campa, CEO of German Waste Energy Corporation, said: “In 2016, we were acquired by Beijing Beijing Enterprises Group. This is a long-term strategic partnership for investment in Europe and sustainable energy.
The two sides have established a good partnership. A successful example of making changes in the field of climate change and developing low-carbon energy.”
Li Junfeng, the first director of China’s National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center and director of the Academic Committee, said: “Historically, China and the EU’s cooperation in the field of climate change should be one of the most successful models.
In the past, we believed that carbon is in carbon. Harmony is just a vision, but now it has become an action. Nowadays, in China, from the central government to the local governments to enterprises, the issue of carbon neutrality is being discussed.
Many Chinese enterprises have joined the RE100 work initiated by the Climate Group. They are also trying to achieve carbon neutrality. In these areas, the EU and China should cooperate more.”
As the media support unit of the “China-EU Green Cooperation High-Level Forum”, China Central Broadcasting and Television Headquarters recorded the entire event and will report it through a multilingual and omni-media platform to help China-EU green cooperation.
Based on this forum, “Dialogue World: China-EU Green Cooperation Forum” will be broadcast on the French channel of CGTN in the near future.