In a statement released today the EU and China reaffirm their unequivocal commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and establish a closer partnership on climate action and the clean energy transition.

Commenting on the joint declaration, Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said:

“This statement is an important milestone to ensure the urgently needed substantial increase in global climate action. Building on the overachievement of their existing targets, and the momentum in the EU in support of going well beyond the Paris pledge, increased cooperation on climate action between the EU and China can propel the global zero carbon transition. We call upon the two countries to put their statements into action and scale up their respective Paris climate pledges in order to be able to reach the long term commitment of the Paris Agreement to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C.”

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Joint Statement of the 20th EU-China Summit 

Contacts:

Goksen Sahin, CAN Europe Communications Coordinator, goksen@caneurope.org , +32 468 45 39 20

Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe is Europe’s leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change. With over 150 member organisations from 35 European countries, representing over 1.700 NGOs and more than 40 million citizens, CAN Europe promotes sustainable climate, energy and development policies throughout Europe.