Delegation of the European Union to China

Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in China to meet Climate negotiators

Bruxelles, 08/11/2018 - 03:20, UNIQUE ID: 181108_2
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Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Beijing, China on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th of November to exchange views with Chinese authorities ahead of the global climate summit COP24, which will take place in Katowice, Poland in the beginning of December. Commissioner Arias Cañete will meet bilaterally with the Special Representative for Climate, Mr Xie Zhenhua and the Minister for Ecology and Environment, Mr Li. Accompanied by opening remarks from the Special Representative for Climate, Mr Xie Zhenhua, he will also give a speech at Tsinghua University Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development on Friday afternoon. Earlier this year, the EU and China issued a joint leaders statement showing their commitment to intensify their political, technical, economic and scientific cooperation on climate change and clean energy to drive forward a world-wide transformation to a thriving low carbon and climate-resilient economy and society and clean energy system. (For more information: Anna-Kaisa Itkonen - Tel.: +32 229 56186; Lynn Rietdorf – Tel.: +32 229 74959)

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