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Mayor Chen Jining, Elected May, 2017

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This week C40 hosted a Climate Positive Development training session for the City of Beijing and the Shougang Project. The Shougang Project is the first project in China to be accepted into the Climate Positive Development Program, a performance-based recognition system of the world’s most ambitious district-scale low-carbon projects. The training was held at the site of the regeneration area – the former Shougang steel mill – 19 km due west of Tiananmen Square, and was co-hosted by the Shougang Group, and supported by the Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design and the Peking University Centre of Planning and Design.

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China has made great strides in reducing its emissions in the past three years and it has shown strong leadership on climate change. With a reported 43 gigawatts of solar capacity at the end of last year, we are now leading the globe. Coal use in the power sector last year also went down, by 4.3 per cent, and Beijing recently said it would ratify the Paris agreement by September, showing our determination to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 18 per cent in the second half of this decade, as laid out in the 13th five-year plan. Read more from author Tang Jie, former deputy mayor of Shenzhen and special representative for climate change affairs in Shenzhen.

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United States President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently signed an historic deal setting the groundwork for both countries to make significant strides to halt global climate change*. The deal represents unprecedented collaboration between the two nations on climate, yet the agreement does not outline a comprehensive plan to achieve the agreed-upon reductions – which is where cities come in.

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