10/06/2020

China and the EU – new alliances for climate action?

2020 should have been the 'climate super year', but the COVID-19 virus has massively disrupted major economic areas. How can the EU and China forge new alliances for more climate action?

As Germany currently holds the EU presidency, the country has a unique opportunity to shape EU policy together with its partners.  China has become increasingly aware of the consequences - not only within its own borders - of climate change and is prepared to assume a leading role and take international responsibility in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement.

Within this context, the Federal Foreign Office (AA) and the German Energy Agency (dena) are organising a pivotal event with leading figures and high-ranking guests.

Experts from politics, science and society talk about the potential of a Chinese-EU alliance for better climate action. Current developments will be outlined and discussed, such as the climate and environmental policy priorities of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), connecting points of green recovery programmes in China and the EU, and possible cooperations with other countries in the field of energy and climate policy.

The event format offers a contemporary answer to current restrictions and makes it possible to share the discussions with a broad audience.
As a spectator you have the possibility to join in via a livestream and to ask questions via the chat function.