The effects of past extreme weather events and future climate change cut across many different sectors of China’s economy. Ensuring a greater understanding of the impacts of climate change on the world’s most populous nation is vital not only for China but for the world.
Chatham House and the China National Climate Center, in partnership with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) and the British Embassy Beijing, are leading a consortium of UK- and China-based organizations on a programme that supports sustainable and inclusive economic growth by ensuring that the worst economic, social and environmental risks of climate change are avoided.
This event convenes some of China’s most influential academics and government officials to discuss the status of climate risk assessment and adaptation actions at national and regional levels. The session also presents the progress that has been made in China on integrating risk reduction strategies into national and local social and economic development and sector strategies.
This event is being held as part of Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021.
Yuan Jiashuang, Deputy Director-General of Science and Climate Change Department, China Meteorological Administration
Sun Ying, Chief Senior Scientist, National Climate Centre
Sun Yongping, Hubei University of Economics
Daniel Quiggin, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Department, Chatham House
Teng Fei, Associate Professor, Deputy Director of Institute of Energy, Environment and Economics, Tsinghua University
Zheng Yan, Researcher, Institute of Ecological Civilization, Chinese Academy of Social Science
Cai Wenjia, Associate Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University
Tian Zhan, Associate Professor, School of Environmental Science & Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
He Bin, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University
Liu Qiyong, Researcher, Institute for the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
Chair: Teng Fei, Associate Professor, Deputy Director of Institute of Energy, Environment and Economics, Tsinghua University