Cooperation between the EU and China on meeting the climate change challenge is increasingly being recognised as a means of securing major economic benefits for both parties.
This approach was promoted by E3G founding director John Ashton when he participated in the China Energy Law International Symposium in Beijing in his role as Special Representative for Climate Change of the UK Foreign Office. The event was organised by the China Sustainable Energy Program, and was held on the 27th April 2007.
John gave a speech to the symposium entitled ‘Climate change: a strategic priority for economic growth’.
He underlined the need for China and Europe to collaborate in order to achieve their goals in terms of energy, economic growth and climate change mitigation.