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Commissioner Arias Cañete in China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties

28/03/2017

Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will visit the People's Republic of China, from 29 March to 2 April. During his visit, he will hold political talks in Beijing and visit clean energy projects in Hebei province and the city of Ningbo in South Eastern China.

In the capital, the Commissioner will meet with China's Special Representative on climate change Xie Zhenhua, the Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang, the Director of the National Energy Administration (NEA) Nur Bekri, and the Vice-Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) Zhang Yong.

Commissioner Arias Cañete's mission to China comes at a critical time in international climate policy, allowing the EU and China to show joint leadership and explore how they can reinforce their strong commitment to the 2015 Paris Agreement ahead of the EU-China summit to be held in June.

The implementation of the EU-China energy roadmap agreed by Commissioner Arias Cañete in June 2016, clean energy cooperation, low-emission mobility and emissions trading will be discussed during the Commissioner's visit, based on the long-standing cooperation of the two sides on the topics. Meetings with European energy companies, the EU's Chamber of Commerce in China, NGOs and think-tanks will complete the four-day mission.

Ahead of the visit, Commissioner Arias Cañete said: "The EU and China are joining forces to forge ahead on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Our successful cooperation on issues like emissions trading and clean technologies are bearing fruit. Now is the time to further strengthen these ties to keep the wheels turning for ambitious global climate action. In these turbulent times, shared climate leadership is needed more than ever." 

 

欧盟气候行动与能源委员米格尔·亚利亚斯·卡涅特先生访问中国加强中欧气候和能源合作

欧盟气候行动与能源委员米格尔·亚利亚斯·卡涅特先生将于3月29日至4月2日访问中国,期间将在北京举行多场部长级会谈,随后参观河北省和宁波市的清洁能源项目。在北京期间,卡涅特委员将与中国气候变化事务特别代表解振华、科技部部长万钢、能源局局长努尔.白克力和国家发展改革委副主任张勇举行会谈。卡涅特委员此次到访中国恰逢国际气候政策关键时期,中欧领导人峰会也即将于六月举行,此时正是中欧携手在气候变化领域,在坚定的支持和落实《巴黎气候协议》领域展示领导力,同时开拓加强双方合作的绝佳时机。鉴于中欧双方长期在清洁能源合作、低排放交通和碳排放交易领域的合作,包括在2016年6月由卡涅特委员批准的《中欧能源路线图》的执行等议题也将在卡涅特委员与中方部长级会谈中进一步讨论。此外,卡涅特委员还将与在华的欧洲能源公司、中欧商会、非政府组织以及学术界代表会面。卡涅特委员在即将访问中国前夕说:“欧盟和中国是推动落实《巴黎气候协议》和加快全球清洁能源转型的坚定助力方。双方过去在包括碳排放交易和清洁技术领域的成功合作已展示出丰硕成果。现在我们需要更加密切的中欧关系,让合作的风帆向着更为雄心勃勃的气候行动愿景继续远航。在我们面临全球气候形式诸多不确定性的当下,我们需要前所未有的凝聚共识和联合领导力。

 

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