New Seminar on Chinas Carbon Policy

Yesterday the Danish Embassy had invited three prominent guests to analyze and discuss the content and prospects of the 12th Five Year Plan for China’s low carbon policy.

To discuss the issues were Mr. Tian Chengchuan, Director of Strategic Research and Planning Division, Climate Change Department, NDRC, Mrs. Deborah Seligsohn, senior Fellow and Principal Advisor on China Climate, Energy and Pollution Program and Mrs. Wu Changhua, Greater China Director of the Climate Group. 

In his opening remarks the Danish Ambassador emphasized the need of a strong cooperation between China and EU on the climate issue:

“Europe has a lot of experience and expertise on climate and energy matters, which match well with what the Chinese administration wants to achieve. An even closer cooperation between China and EU therefore should be a natural element in future strategies,” the Danish Ambassador said.

In his presentation Tian Chengchuan, who has been a member of the working group drafting the outline of the 11th and 12th Five year Plan, introduced the background of the 12th Five Year Plan, and underlined China pays great attention to dealing with the climate change issue.

Mr. Tian Chengchuan explained the 12th Five Year Plan to the around 70 people who showed up at the Danish Embassy.

“In the 11th Five Year Plan there was one sentence about the climate change, but the 12th Five Year Plan devotes a whole chapter to the issue. This shows the Chinese commitment to solve the problem,” he said.

Tian Chengchuan explained the major points of the 12th Five Year Plan including the seven new growth industries.

After the presentation Deborah Seligsohn and Wu Changhua commented the 12th Five Year Plan and answered questions from the audience.

The seminar attracted some 70 people and the presentations were followed by a networking event at the embassy. 


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