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Scaling Up Ambition: Supporting Sub-National Action for Early Emission Peaking
December 5, 2015Paris

Time: 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Date: December 5, 2015

Scaling Up Ambition: Supporting Sub-National Action for Early Emission Peaking

Location: China Pavilion, Blue Zone, Le Bourget, Paris

Guest speakers:

  • Jiang Zhaoli, Deputy Director General of China NDRC Department of Climate Change
  • Naoko Ishii, CEO, Global Environmental Facility
  • Zhu Xiaoming, Mayor of Zhenjiang
  • Yuan Zhanting, Mayor of Lanzhou
  • Xu Zhenxi, Vice Mayor of Qingdao
  • Ken Alex, Senior Advisor from the Californian Governor’s office  

Globally, cities contribute to 70% of the greenhouse gas emissions. China’s rapid urbanization has fueled the unprecedented growth of the country over the past three decades and is expected to continue. Noting the significance of cities’ actions, the side event is to facilitate dialogues between central level policy makers, sub-national leaders and mayors and international development institutions on opportunities and challenges for cities pursuing their low carbon development path.   XIE Zhenhua, China Special Envoy on Climate Change will open the side event. Ede Jorge Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director, Global Practice Group for Urban, Rural, Social and Resilience will chair a roundtable discussion with the mayors.