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Climate Leaders Summit 2010: Day 1 - Climate Action in China

12:00AM, 06 December 2010
12:00AM, 06 December 2010
Cancun, Mexico
Climate Leaders Summit 2010: Day 1 - Climate Action in China

As countries meet in Cancun for high-level UN climate talks (COP16), action to cut greenhouse gas emissions is gathering momentum. Governments at all levels are accelerating smart, new climate policies. Similarly, companies are developing clean technologies and services because it makes good business sense to do so.

The world’s transition to a low carbon economy will come about through a clean industrial revolution led by business and political leaders. The Climate Leaders Summit 2010, on December 6-8 (view information for Day 2 and Day 3), will focus on initiatives and actions leaders are taking to bring about a ‘Clean Revolution’ – one that will create economic growth, jobs and secure a smarter, more prosperous future for all.

Members of The Climate Group’s international alliance of business, cities, states and regions will showcase their roles in the Clean Revolution. The Climate Group is delighted that this year’s Climate Leaders Summit will have a special focus on sub-national government leadership and action in China.

View The Climate Group's latest news, analysis and events from the Climate Leaders Summit 2010 in Cancun, Mexico.

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  • Note that all sessions listed below are strictly INVITATION ONLY.
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Monday, December 6

07:30am - 09:00am: Climate Action in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan: a breakfast roundtable

Guests: Chinese & international business leaders. (By special invitation only)

10:00am - 12:30pm: Chinese Cities in Action – China Clean Revolution III report release and City panel discussion

The Climate Group will release a new report analyzing the low-carbon development of cities and regions throughout China.

The Climate Group conducted a series of interviews with experts and industry leaders about city development and renewable energy use. The report analyses the motivations and drivers behind low carbon urban development and the challenges ahead to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in China. It also offers recommendations for future low carbon, urban development.

The Panel will discuss low carbon city development paths with a focus on planning and actions.


  • Dawei Li, Mayor of Song Xian County, Henan Province
  • Yaojun Lin, Head of Energy and Climate Division, Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission
  • Zhao Jianhua, Deputy Director, Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform  Commission
  • Director Fei Xie and Xiangming Meng, Management Center of China Clean Development Mechanism Fund
  • Junfeng Li, Deputy Director-General of Energy Research Institute, NDRC

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

2:00pm - 3:45pm: Business and China's Clean Revolution: a panel discussion

This high-level panel discussion will focus on the views of Chinese and International business leaders on low carbon development.


  • Lun Feng, Chairman, Beijing Vantone Real Estate Co., Ltd
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Höeppe, Head of Geo Risk Research, Corporate Climate Centre Munich Re
  • Jennifer Layke, Director, Institute for Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
  • Ms Hannah Jones, VP, Sustainable Business & Innovation, Government Public Affairs, Nike
  • Harry Verhaar, Senior Vice President Sustainability, Philips Lighting
  • Yue Zhang, CEO, Broad
  • Zaidong Zhang, President of Beijing Fengshang Real Estate.Co.,Ltd
  • Zhou Zhou, Chairman of TICO Digital Group

2:00pm - 4:00pm: Closed session for State and Regional government leaders

A roundtable discussion between Premiers, Governors and Ministers on how they can continue to play a leadership role in global action to bring about a Clean Revolution. In this session leaders will agree the Cancun Statement and future joint action. (By special invitation only)

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Supporting the Clean Revolution: actions and perspectives of Chinese environmental NGOs

This panel discussion will focus on case studies from Chinese foundations and local NGOs engaged in climate change adaptation.


  • Yongsheng Lei, General Secretary, Laoniu Foundation
  • Jing Li, General Secretary, Vantone Foundation
  • Peng Yang, Chairman of SEE Experts Committee
  • Yening Wei, Deputy Director of President Office, Vanton Group
  • Yang Xin, Responsible Officer of Greenriver
  • Yang Wanyi, Program Official of Shanshui Cente
  • Li Bo, General Director of Friends of Nature
  • Li Li, Chairman of Global Village of Beijing Environmental Education Center
  • Chen Jiliang, Responsible Officer of The Chinese Civil Climate Change Action Network

6:30pm - 8:30pm: A Better World Reception

The Climate Group, Nike and Bicep will host the world’s most influential corporate and government leaders who are working to ignite a clean industrial revolution that will fight climate change, ensure economic growth, create jobs and secure a better world for all.

We are excited to announce that a high-level delegation of Chinese municipal and provincial leaders will be attending the reception. (By special invitation only)

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