The Workshop “Addressing Consumption-based Emissions: A Chinese Perspective” took place at IPM on Nov 10. The meeting, which was jointly organized by the Climate Group, Climate Strategies and the International Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), brought together more than 60 experts and scholars from EU and China.
Prof. CHEN Rui, head of the IPM Department of S&T Management, gave a speech on behalf of IPM, expounding the significance of studies in this regard. Participants held a discussion of the global drivers of change in carbon emissions, made exploration into behavioral improvement options and policy instruments to tackle demand-side emissions, and carried out an analysis of policy scenarios for consumption-based accounting.
Keynote speakers of the meeting included LI Junfeng, Director of the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, Prof. John Barrett from the University of Leeds, Prof. Valentina Prado from the University of Leiden, Prof. Michael Grubb from University College London, Karsten Neuhoff, a representative of EU industry, Prof. QU Jiansheng from the Information Center for Global Change Studies, Prof. PAN Jiahua, Director of the Institute for Urban and Environmental Studies under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Prof. LIN Ling from China National Institute of Standardization, Prof. JIANG Kejun from the Energy Research Institute of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, and Prof. TENG Fei from Tsinghua University.