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High-Level US-China Subnational Climate Dialogue Held During Summit

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During the Global Climate Action Summit in California, a “High-Level US-China Subnational Climate Dialogue” was successfully held on September 12. The dialogue was hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the State of California. with support from Energy Foundation. The attendees included Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China; Jerry Brown, Governor of California; Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States; Steven Chu, Professor of Stanford University, Nobel laureate, and former U.S. Secretary of Energy; Todd Stern, former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change; together with representatives from U.S. Climate Alliance, as well as subnational and local representatives from Jiangsu, Shanghai, and Shenzhen of China.

They discussed in depth on topics of subnational climate dialogue and urban low-carbon planning, as well as issues such as industry, transportation, buildings, demography, and city governance. They also talked about how the two sides could advance future cooperation at the subnational level.


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