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China ratifies Paris climate change agreement

  China has announced it will formally ratify the Paris climate change agreement, paving the way for a hotly anticipated joint US-China statement on the fight against global warming later today. In a brief dispatch on Saturday morning, China’s official news agency, Xinhua, said members of the country’s rubber-stamp parliament, the National

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Open letter to G20 leaders from the mayors of their great cities

As the G20 Summit meets in Hangzhou this week, we, mayors of the major cities within the G20, call on our national leaders to work with us to build a low carbon, climate safe world. In December 2015, you showed vital leadership by adopting the ground-breaking Paris Agreement. This was an

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Investors controlling $13tn call on G20 leaders to ratify Paris climate agreement

Investors say countries that move first will attract investments and call for regulators to force disclosure of climate-related risks A group of 130 institutions that control US$13tn of investments have called on G20 nations to ratify the Paris agreement this year and accelerate investment in clean energy and forced disclosure of

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For China, Green Finance is a Strategic Imperative

China will host the G20 Summit in September and its leadership has made “green finance“ one of the pillar issues of its presidency. Reflecting this priority, China is becoming the global testing ground for innovative concepts in green finance with an ambitious domestic program for financing green growth. If successful,

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China’s efforts on agriculture praised at G20 ministers meeting

Chinese Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu addresses the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 3, 2016. (Xinhua/Mu Jialiang) 8th June 2016 - Last Friday's G20 agriculture ministers meeting in the northwestern city of Xi'an praised China's efforts to promote innovation and sustainable development in agriculture. Han Changfu,

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China's efforts on agriculture praised at G20 ministers meeting

Chinese Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu addresses the G20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, June 3, 2016. (Xinhua/Mu Jialiang) 8th June 2016 - Last Friday's G20 agriculture ministers meeting in the northwestern city of Xi'an praised China's efforts to promote innovation and sustainable development in agriculture. Han Changfu,

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China committed to using G20 to push for green finance

China is committed to drive forward global efforts for green finance development through its G20 leadership whilst maintaining robust economic growth to support the world economy, said Liu Xiaoming, Chinese ambassador to the UK. Liu was speaking in London on Tuesday at this year's City Week conference, attended by hundreds of

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