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Track-II Dialogue Held to Keep the Momentum of the Paris Agreement


Energy Foundation China and European Climate Foundation held a seminar titled “Dialogue Between China and the World: Enhancing the Momentum to Implement the Paris Agreement” in Beijing on March 27. It aimed to coordinate and support international and multi-stakeholder climate and energy engagement with China, enhance political momentum for climate action, and accelerate global momentum toward enhancing ambition. The seminar was attended by Gao Feng, Representative for Northern Polar Affairs of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who also served as Deputy Head of the China delegation for U.N. climate talks and the ministry’s Special Representative of Climate Affairs; Ma Aimin, Deputy Director General of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation; Vicky Pollard, Environment and Climate Counselor at the E.U. delegation in Beijing; Sonia Medina, Executive Director of Climate Change at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation; Jonathan Pershing, Program Director of Environment of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation, Eric Heitz, Co-Founder and CEO of Energy Foundation; Zou Ji, President of Energy Foundation Beijing Representative Office, together with experts from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, E3G, Hoffmann Center for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House, Peking University, and Renmin University.

They discussed how to use non-governmental dialogues to push forward multilateral cooperation for the Pairs Agreement, enhance Sino-U.S. collaboration in energy, and decarbonize power system in the Mekong River Basin. Energy Foundation will, in cooperation with European Climate Foundation and other partners, create more dialogue platforms to explore solutions to major concerns in the climate and energy field, facilitate multi-lateral and China-U.S., China-E.U., and South-South bilateral dialogues among non-governmental institutions and between governmental and non-governmental institutions, and thus promote global action to climate change, said Mr. Zou.


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