EU-China cooperation on climate change

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In September, the EU and China have agreed to establish a High-level Environment and Climate Dialogue to pursue joint commitments in the fight against global warming.

In September, the European Commission has tabled proposals to increase the EU’s 2030 emission reduction targets to at least 55% by 2030, up from 40% currently, as the bloc aims to become climate-neutral by 2050.

At the same time, Chinese President Xi Jinping has reinforced China’s engagement on climate change by pledging to speed up reductions in emissions and reach carbon neutrality by 2060.

This event report examines potential fields for EU-China climate cooperation, in particular how the pair can support developing countries in the green transition.

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