C40 Cities: Low Emission Development in Action | Columbia Global Centers


by Project Pengyou on July 19th, 2014   1805 views

When and Where

  • 19/07/2014
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Studio X
    Fangjia Hutong No.46 Theatre, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100006
    Beijing
    China
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C40 Cities: Low Emission Development in Action | Columbia Global Centers

Event Details

Emission and climate risks are becoming increasing threats to the world, particularly for the urban life. Mayors and their cities have direct authority over the most important sources of emissions as well as climate adaption policies, with agriculture, electricity generation, and industrial emissions as the only possible exception. The cities actions have been under estimated when most climate discussion focus on national government. In the absence of tangible outcomes from intern-governmental efforts to reduce GHG emission, it is increasingly critical that mayors of the world’s greatest cities are taking concrete actions which demonstrate that preventing catastrophic climate change is possible.

The talk will outline how cities are taking climate leadership through sharing the findings of a C40 quantitative survey of climate the climate leadership cities, including Beijing and Shanghai.

Saturday, July 19, 2:00pm
“C40 Cities: Low Emission Development in Action”
Yan Peng, Regional Director for East Asia, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Columbia Global Centers
Studio-X Beijing | Free | Open to Public
 
Emission and climate risks are becoming increasing threats to the world, particularly for the urban life. Mayors and their cities have direct authority over the most important sources of emissions as well as climate adaption policies, with agriculture, electricity generation, and industrial emissions as the only possible exception. The cities actions have been under estimated when most climate discussion focus on national government. In the absence of tangible outcomes from intern-governmental efforts to reduce GHG emission, it is increasingly critical that mayors of the world’s greatest cities are taking concrete actions which demonstrate that preventing catastrophic climate change is possible.
 
The talk will outline how cities are taking climate leadership through sharing the findings of a C40 quantitative survey of climate the climate leadership cities, including Beijing and Shanghai.
 
Yan Peng serves as the East Asian Regional Director at C40. In this position she handles a wide spectrum of work across East Asia involving city engagement, identifying cities’ needs and priorities, and collaboration with C40 initiative teams. Yan has over 18 years of experience in environmental public policy and social impact assessments.
 
As the Director in China for Clean Air Asia prior to joining C40, Yan led the organisation’s China programme for eight years focusing on city air quality management, capacity building in collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and energy efficiency and greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions reduction from freight and logistics sector. Yan holds a Masters of Law degree from Peking University and studied at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, as well as the University of Toronto, Canada.

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