The Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Initiative of the CCWG was launched in November 2014 in the Presidential U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change. A key feature of the Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Initiative is that the United States and China will hold an annual Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit.
The first Summit was held in September 2015 in Los Angeles. The second Summit was held in June 2016 in Beijing. The 2017 Summit will be held in Boston. The Summit includes multiple elements, including a high-level plenary at which leaders declare their resolve, ambition, and actions on climate change; working-level technical exchanges to share experience and best practices; and an exhibition to highlight solutions to climate mitigation and resiliency.
For more information on the Summits, please see the blocks below.