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China Redesign launch event

12:00AM, 28 March 2011
12:00AM, 28 March 2011
Level LG, Grand Hyatt, Beijing, China
China Redesign launch event

By invitation only.

The Climate Group is holding a launch event on March 28 in Beijing, China, for the new China Redesign program, officiated by the Rt Hon Tony Blair, a key supporter of the program. Other invited officiating guests include municipal and provincial government officials, plus a suite of influential business leaders.

While China is at a critical stage of rapid urbanization and industrialization, it's essential for it to develop and implement low carbon growth plan among its cities. The Climate Group launches China Redesign – a three-year program which helps cities and organizations unlock enormous business and carbon reduction opportunities through de-carbonizing urban development. China Redesign will also be a platform for information exchange, dialogue, communication and outreach amongst business leaders and city managers; leaders at the forefront of China’s low carbon economy. 

We are starting the China Redesign program with five cities over three years, with a plan to implement – as part of the execution of their low carbon development plans – ten ‘beyond business as usual’ clean technology demonstration projects. China Redesign will accelerate effective implementation of low carbon growth plans in Chinese cities through a three-year effort on:

- Capacity building for city management (five cities)
- Demonstration projects of effective solutions beyond ‘business-as-usual’ (ten demonstration projects)
- Scaling-up the deployment of low carbon technologies and their associated regulatory and finance solutions (seven sectors: renewable energy, urban planning, sustainable transport, green building and construction, energy management, financing models/mechanisms, green industrialization)

China’s commitment to clean development is strong and the role of cities will be increasingly critical to success. This brings both challenges and opportunities for Chinese cities and business leaders. With China Redesign, The Climate Group intends to mobilize low carbon solution providers and financial institutions to contribute to achieve and even exceed the national 40-45 per cent carbon intensity reduction goal, and other low carbon growth targets.


8:15am – 8:45am: Guests Registration
8:45am –8:50am: Climate Leadership Film
8:50am –9:05am: Opening Speech, Tony Blair, Former British Prime Minister and Professor LIU Yanhua, Counsellor of the State Council, PRC (invited)
9:05am – 9:15am: China Redesign Program Introduction, Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group
9:15am – 9:20am: China Redesign Launch Ceremony
9:20am – 10:30am: Strategic Dialogue on Low Carbon City Development during the 12th Five Year Plan Period: The Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions, moderated by Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group and Changhua Wu, Greater China Director, The Climate Group
10:30am – 11:30am: Networking Drinks

For further information, please contact our Head of China Redesign, Ms Dongmei Wang at:

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