Within the next decade, climate hazards will have increasingly significant, disruptive impacts. Action is urgently needed to address socio-economic vulnerabilities to climate hazards, to avoid the worst economic, social and environmental risks of climate change. If left unaddressed, such vulnerabilities have the potential to initiate cascading impacts that are likely to have a destabilising effect on national and international security in the near-term.
The third phase of the UK-China Climate Change Risk Assessment Project, launched in November 2019, is based on empirical climate change risk research to increase awareness and understanding of climate risks, mitigation opportunities and adaptation among policymakers in China and globally.
This event will present key findings and lessons from this important collaboration.
Chair: Jiangwen Guo, Senior Research Fellow, Environment and Society Programme, Chatham House
Professor Teng Fei, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University
Professor Qingchen Chao, Deputy Director-General, National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration
Jiang Zhaoli, Deputy Director-General, Climate Change Department, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China
Professor He Jiankun, Director, China National Expert Committee on Climate Change
Professor Shaozhou Qi, Professor, Climate Change and Energy Economics Research Center, Hubei University of Economics
Assistant Professor Zhao Xiaofan, Division of Public Policy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Professor Zhou Dadi, National Expert Committee on Climate Change, China