On the morning of December 7, 2018, the Department of Eco-Environmental Response to Climate Change, the National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center (NCSC), the American Association for Sustainable Development (ISC) and the Energy Foundation (EFC) in Katowi The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) co-sponsored the “Local Action on Climate Change” side event to showcase China’s local efforts and achievements in tackling climate change.
The Deputy Director of the Department of Eco-Environment and Climate Change, Mr. Sun Wei, delivered a speech. The Chinese government actively supports local action on climate change. The next step is to strengthen the coordination of climate change and ecological environmental protection, and strengthen the integration and improvement of climate change at the urban level. Respond to the implementation of climate change, promote the city’s deep emission reduction and take the lead in peaking through total carbon emission control, institutional innovation, and technical support.
Professor Jian Kun, deputy director of the National Expert Committee on Climate Change and the academic committee of the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Tsinghua University, pointed out that local and urban areas should be guided by Xi Jinping’s ecological civilization and be in line with the goal of socialist modernization in the new era. Development and climate change to achieve net zero emissions or “carbon neutrality” as a long-term goal to promote a green and low carbon transformation of energy and the economy.
The side meeting was held by Ma Ai-Xin, deputy director of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation. Representatives from domestic local governments, domestic and foreign research institutions and NGOs shared Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, Hunan, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Shenzhen from different angles. The city, Wuhan, Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan urban agglomerations, Zhenjiang City, Qingdao City, Lishui City and other places to carry out climate change mitigation and adaptation actions, develop international cooperation in climate change, and explore the climate adaptation city construction pilot and Progress and challenges in the pilot work of low-carbon provinces and cities.
Dr. Pan Tao, Technical Director of ISC City Project, took the example of supporting Hunan Province to carry out the research on the peak road map of Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan cities, and shared the experience of ISC from the perspective of how international organizations can help promote the low carbon transformation of Chinese cities. ISC emphasizes that Dafeng research should be based on scientific and rigorous data and analysis to promote Dafeng investment and project landing, and provide decision support for urban peak and low carbon transformation.
In the past ten years, China’s low-carbon provinces, low-carbon industrial parks, low-carbon cities (towns), low-carbon communities, climate-adapted cities and other pilot projects in the field of climate change have formed a number of replicable , can be promoted experience. ISC hopes to continue to cooperate with all parties and use international and domestic platforms to share the story of China in a peer-to-peer manner and help China play a global role in tackling climate change.