China – Europe 2020: Climate Change Challenge
Monday 19 November
9am – 5pm
Birmingham City Council House, Victoria Square, B1 1BB
Climate Change Solutions Ltd
The event itself
Since the 1992 UN Earth Summit in Rio, the EU has taken the lead in implementing the Kyoto Protocol, with an imperative for the low carbon, clean energy & technology transition. It includes leader summits and the recent EU-China Mayor’s Forum. There is a growing partnership developing at all levels to accelerate awareness and actions for mutual benefit.
China is emerging as the world’s major economy and GHG polluter with devastating climate change consequences, at home and internationally. This is compelling a paradigm shift for investment in resource efficiency, smart low carbon cities and communities, together with renewable energy technologies.
China-Europe 2020: Climate Change Challenge is a city/regions and UK initiatives response to their joint agreements, promoting mutual understanding, synergies and partnerships addressing the biggest threat to life on earth.
From their participation in the first EU-China Mayor’s Forum, Brussels 19th/20th September 2012, with an attendance of 650 delegates, Sandy Taylor, Head of Environment & Climate Change at Birmingham City Council and Tony McNally, Managing Director of Climate Change Solutions Ltd, confirmed the need and objectives of the Partnership Forum Launch 19/11/2012, including implementing its outcome.
Europe and China, as existing leading trade partners, are committed to progressing from the summit, through their cities and citizens with investment, knowledge, and technology exchange for mutual economic, social and environmental benefit. The Partnership Forum Launch will reflect and promote this with a range of presentations in two morning plenary sessions. After lunch, there will be three parallel focussed workshops, maximising participations and commitment for implementation. It will feature and support existing organisations and projects to complement, rather than duplicate.
How to attend
For more information and details on how to attend, visit the Climate Change Solutions website