The 2016 U.S.-China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit took place in Beijing on June 7-8. The Summit was an extraordinary opportunity for U.S. and Chinese state and local government, civil society, and private sector leaders to share experiences in building low-carbon, climate-resilient communities. This major event demonstrated the ongoing strength of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship on climate change, as well as our two countries’ shared commitment to climate action following the successful Paris Agreement.
The 2016 Summit featured several high-level plenaries as well as a series of thematic breakout sessions, interspersed with key opportunities for networking with federal and sub-national government attendees and other civil society and private sector leaders. It also served as a public platform for the announcement of new climate-related commitments and partnerships. Finally, there was a parallel low-carbon exhibition ongoing throughout the Summit.
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and State Councilor of China Yang Jiechi gave remarks at the Summit; please visit the link below for the transcripts of their remarks:
Secretary Kerry and State Councilor Yang's Remarks at the 2016 U.S.-China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit
To view the 2016 U.S.-China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit Fact Sheet, click the link below:
The 2016 U.S.-China Climate-Smart / Low-Carbon Cities Summit Fact Sheet