Climate Change Diplomacy

Policy Conference in Beijing / China, October 21, 2013

On 21 October, 2013, the EU-Asia Dialogue, in cooperation with the Center for Industrial Development and Environmental Governance (CIDEG) of the Tsinghua University Beijing, organized a conference on “Europe-Asia Cooperation on Climate Change Negotiations” in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Guest of honor was Mr. Su Wei, Director-General of the Department of Climate Change in the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Chief Climate Negotiator of the People’s Republic of China. Three additional current and former negotiators spoke as well. In total, 30 people participated in this conference. They represented, among others, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Malaysia, Oficina Espanola de Cambio Climatico, European External Action Service, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment Thailand, European Centre for Climate and Environment, Energy Research Institutes of NDRC, Climate Policy Institute of Tsinghua University, European Climate Foundation, GIZ, Tohoku University, WALHI Indonesia, WWF, UNEP, and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. The conferences addressed current issues with regard to the negotiations such as the possible way forward after the CoP in Warsaw and Europe-Asia cooperation on finance. Additionally, the implementation of international agreements and domestic initiatives in selected European and Asian countries were analyzed.

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Picture: Group photo of the speakers