UK Secretary of State at Tyndall Centre Fudan

Ed Davey, Head of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, delivered a speech at Fudan University to mark the ongoing and strengthening collaboration between Fudan and the UK Tyndall centre.

英能源和气候变化大臣访沪 探讨上海可持续发展 - Press Release (Chinese)
Edward Davey, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) visited Shanghai on 25 September, aiming to explore additional opportunities to thicken bilateral cooperation on energy and  strengthen efforts to promote low carbon growth.
 
Shanghai is the second stop for Secretary of State Edward Davey during his four day trip in China, following on from a visit to Chongqing on Tuesday. As part of his programme Mr Davey will also visit leading municipalities and provinces to announce new UK – China low carbon initiatives and explore additional opportunities to thicken bilateral cooperation on energy and efforts to promote low carbon growth.
 
During his visit to Shanghai on 25th Sep, he witnessed the BREEAM certification of the flagship redevelopment on the north Bund. He also delivered a speech at Fudan University to mark the ongoing and strengthening collaboration between Fudan and the UK Tyndall centre.
 
‘One of the main reasons for my visit is to celebrate and deepen the partnership our two countries have forged on tackling climate change. China and the UK face similar challenges and we are both committed to addressing climate change. We need to transform our economies so that they are low carbon and environmentally sustainable, and we must move our energy systems away from dependence on fossil fuels. Working together, we can achieve these transformations more quickly and efficiently.’
 
‘Tackling these challenges is not just a luxury for the good times.  This is particularly true of climate change. ’
 
In his speech at Fudan University, he said: ‘China and Shanghai, its leading commercial centre, are increasingly important for our prosperity, just as western markets matter to Shanghai. Yet the impact of climate change, pressing resource and other environmental pressures requires a shift away from business as usual.’
 
‘Indeed, we have already seen a concerted effort taken by many countries, including the UK and China. These policy developments are creating real opportunities for the Britain and China to do more together.’
 
On this visit Secretary of State Davey will lead a UK delegation for the UK-China Bilateral Energy Dialogue.
 
The Department, in addition to setting UK energy and climate policy, also has a strong presence internationally, representing the UK at UN climate negotiations, bilateral energy dialogues and overseeing the £2.9 billion International Climate Fund. In China, the Department has extensive engagements both at a central government and sub-national level.

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