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China-EU Africa Green Energy Development Forum Held in Hangzhou

Seetao 2022-09-09 08:48
  • This forum is hosted by China European Union Association and Zhejiang People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries
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In the face of increasingly serious global problems such as climate change, environmental risk challenges, and increasing energy and resource constraints, achieving green, low-carbon and sustainable development has become a general consensus in the international community.

On September 7, 2022, the China-EU-AU Green Energy Development and Cooperation Forum, with the theme of tackling climate change and promoting the common development of China-EU-Africa green energy, kicked off in Hangzhou. Liu Qibao, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and President of the China European Union Association, attended the forum and delivered a speech, Lu Shan, Vice Governor of Zhejiang Province, delivered a speech, Qiu Dongyao, Vice Chairman of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, attended the forum, non-political officials from China and Europe, diplomatic envoys in China, guests from international organizations and more than 100 industry representatives Attend the forum.

At the opening ceremony, former French Prime Minister Raffarin, former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, Chairman of the World Carbon Neutrality Committee delivered a video speech, China's Special Envoy on Climate Change Xie Zhenhua, South African Ambassador to China (Xie Shengwen) H.E.Siyabonga C.Cwele, State Council Counselor and former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Finance Zhu Guangyao, Director of the Supervision and Evaluation Department of the China International Development Cooperation Agency Tian Lin, Academician of the German Academy of Engineering, Chairman of the German Federal "Future Energy" Expert Committee Lu Andy, the Economic Office of the French Embassy in China Sustainable Development Energy, Transportation Counselor Ma Le, Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Vice President of the China European Association, and Chairman of Chint Group Nan Cunhui delivered keynote speeches respectively.

Liu Qibao pointed out that the development of human society is facing the increasingly severe impact of climate change, and coping with climate change requires the joint efforts of the international community. As a developing country, China is an active promoter and consistent practitioner of the conclusion and entry into force of the Paris Agreement. China, Europe and Africa have many consensuses on addressing climate change and promoting green development, and they also have many potentials for cooperation. The three parties should promote cooperation in addressing climate change from the height of building a community with a shared future for mankind, deepen exchanges and cooperation in green economy, clean energy and other fields, join hands to take the road of green, low-carbon and sustainable development, and jointly protect the blue planet of the earth.

Lu Shan said that promoting the development of green energy is an important way to deal with global climate change and realize the transformation of the green development model. In recent years, Zhejiang has adhered to a blueprint to the end, focusing on optimizing and adjusting the energy structure, driven by technology and policy innovation, continuously accelerating the green transformation of energy, and deepening the green and low-carbon transformation, and achieved remarkable results. Zhejiang is willing to work together with Europe, Africa and other countries in the world to face difficulties and innovate in the journey of promoting green energy development, and contribute more Zhejiang speed and Zhejiang strength to the development of new energy in China and the world.

Song Jingwu, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, vice president and secretary general of the China European Union Association, presided over the opening ceremony of the forum, and Sun Xudong, vice mayor of Hangzhou, attended the forum. In the speech session of the forum, H.E.Jacques Jean Luc Nyanga, Ambassador of the Republic of Congo to China, H.E.Baba Ahmad Jidda, Nigerian Ambassador to China, Pang Xinxing, Member of the Hebei Provincial Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of Star Times Group, Vice President of China European Union Association, President of Air Liquide China Bo Haotian, Chairman and CEO of Climate Capital Group, Lu Yuebing, Chairman of Climate Capital Group, Song Xudan, Senior Executive Vice President of EDF China, Jia Keni, Vice President of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, Chairman of Hongma Consulting Services (Beijing) Co., Ltd. , Ma Shilu, former vice president of EDF Group, combined their respective fields, and shared their wonderful views on the current situation and prospects of China-Europe non-green energy cooperation.

On the morning of the 8th, relevant principals of the Silk Road Fund, the China-Africa Development Fund, and the Green Ark International Alliance and business people focused on "Innovation in Industry and Finance and the Development and Cooperation of New Energy in China, Europe and Africa" and "Committed to Win-win Cooperation in Green Energy between China, Europe and Africa", etc. topics, for further exchanges and discussions, discussing cooperation experiences, and sharing the latest practices and cutting-edge insights.

At the closing ceremony of the forum, the "Towards Carbon Neutrality - Proposal for the China-Europe Africa Green Energy Development Forum" was officially released. Green and low-carbon economic transformation, gathering strength to accelerate the era of low-carbon electricity and electrification, jointly embracing the clean energy technology revolution, and actively carrying out China-Europe-Africa tripartite energy cooperation, etc., to form green and low-carbon development consensus and actions in global regional cooperation. . Keywords: engineering news, conference forum

This forum is hosted by the China European Union Association and the Zhejiang Provincial People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, guided by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and organized by the Hangzhou People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Chint Public Welfare Foundation, and Star Times Group. The purpose is to exchange the experience of China-Europe-Africa cooperation in the field of new energy, promote high-quality development in the carbon-neutral era, and strive to build a China-Europe-Africa green energy development community.Editor/XingWentao