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CACE attended high-level event on subnational climate action between China and the United States.

2024-06-11

To implement the consensus of summit meeting between Chinese and U.S. presidents in San Francisco, and on the basis of "The Sunnylands Statement on Enhancing Cooperation to Address the Climate Crisis" statement of sino-US, the high-level event on subnational climate action between China and the United States was held on May 29th in Berkeley, California, USA. Zhao Chenxin, Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, People's Republic of China, Duke, US Special Presidential Deputy Envoy for Climate, Ebanas, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of International Affairs of the US Department of Energy, Wang Weizhong, Governor of Guangdong Province, Newsom, Governor of California, USA, attended the event and delivered speeches. Xie Feng, Ambassador of China to the United States, Burns, Ambassador of the United States to China, Liu Zhenmin Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Podesta, Senior Advisor on International Climate Policy to the President of the United States, made video messages.


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Zhao Chenxin, Deputy Director NDRC


Zhao Chenxin, Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission, Chian, said that the climate cooperation between the provinces, states and cities of China and the United States has a solid foundation and looks forward to in-depth exchanges and practical cooperation between all parties. Liu Dechun, director of the Department of Environmental Information of the National Development and Reform Commission, released the CCUS project cooperation work plan between the National Development and Reform Commission of China and the US Department of Energy at the meeting.


Additionally, the conference unveiled key areas of collaboration outlined in the memorandum of understanding with the state of California, USA. This encompassed achievements such as the "Meeting Beauty: Youth Climate Leadership Exchange Program between China and the United States," jointly launched by China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment International Cooperation and Exchange Center and the California-China Climate Institute, along with pertinent cooperation documents involving Guangdong, Hainan, and California.


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Zhu Liyang, president of CACE


Zhu Liyang, President of CACE and Guo Zhanqiang Secretary-general accompanied the Chinese delegation to this high-level event on subnational climate action between China and the United States. President Zhu Liyang participated in the thematic dialogue on "Green Transformation and Sustainable Development" as a guest speaker, where he presented the key practices and accomplishments in advancing the circular economy to mitigate carbon emissions in China. He emphasized that the development of circular economy plays a crucial role in addressing climate change, with a comprehensive contribution rate of approximately 25% to China's carbon emission reduction during the 13th Five-Year Plan period. This has become an effective catalyst for coordinating high-quality development and advanced protection measures. President Zhu Liyang underscored that the development of circular economy is an integral component of the "Sunnylands Statement" between China and the United States, highlighting the need for active participation from both countries' industrial and academic sectors to promote practical cooperation in this field and collectively address climate change challenges.

Representatives from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Hainan, Chongqing and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as well as local governments, enterprises and think tanks in California, Washington, Montana, Minnesota, Maryland, Colorado, Missoula and Rochester cities attended the event.