Resilient Cities 2014 – Panel Discussion: Climate adaptation and mitigation in Chinese cities

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Resilient Cities 2014 – Panel Discussion: Climate adaptation and mitigation in Chinese cities

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Bonn, May 30, 2014 | Each year, Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - brings together 500 urban planners, mayors, international organization representatives, and researchers from all around the world to discuss urban resilience and adaptation. The program of 2014 focuses on a variety of key topics including risk data, adaptation planning, financing the resilient city, city-region food systems, and resilient infrastructure.

E3G and Germanwatch co-organized a session at the Resilient Cities 2014 conference which explored the opportunities and challenges of low carbon, resilient urban development in Chinese cities, especially in the context of EU-China cooperation. The panel session featured a lively discussion among the audience and panelists on resilient urban development policy and measures in Chinese cities. It also focused on the exchange of best practice of resilient urban planning and local instruments for innovative climate and energy policy solutions in the context of Sino-European city partnerships and networks. In addition, China’s national adaptation policy and regional responses to climate change will also be explored. This will be concluded by recommendations for how more resilient urban development pathway can be accelerated in both China and Europe.

Agenda - Climate adaptation and mitigation in Chinese cities

Facilitators: Shin Wei Ng, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G, London, UK

Panelists:

• Dirk Rommeney, Policy Officer, Germanwatch, Berlin, Germany: The Role of Cities in China’s Low Carbon Transition [PDF]

• Stefan Werner, Program Manager, Low Carbon Urban Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, China: Sino-German cooperation on low carbon development: GIZ project examples and cooperation potentials for the future [PDF]

• Lina Li, Consultant, Ecofys, Cologne, Germany: Mitigation efforts in Chinese cities and cooperation potential with German/European partners [PDF]

• Samuel Guihua Wang, PhD Candidate, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Climate change adaptation in China: national policy and regional practice [PDF]

Organized in cooperation with: ICLEI