A green cooperation for post pandemic recovery between China and the European Union

November 23, 2020

Hat: A green cooperation for post pandemic recovery between China and the European Union

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Earlier this year, China announced a goal to reach carbon neutrality before 2060 – a pledge welcomed by European leaders as part of the international climate drive.

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Three-way climate diplomacy

Climate talks between the two had been part of a wider bilateral trade and investment agenda that Brussels hopes will help restore a level playing field between EU companies and state-owned Chinese firms that are not subject to the same CO2 emission obligations.

In spite of the economic crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU and China had sent “a clear political signal” in July that they are still committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change.

After the past EU-China summit in September, EU officials said Europe did not have any “red lines” on environmental issues at this stage and was ready to assist China in reducing its emissions.

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Url: https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-china/news/china-seeks-green-cooperation-with-eu-in-post-pandemic-recovery/