On April 22-23, President Biden will convene a meeting with 40 world leaders to discuss climate change. The Leaders Summit on Climate aims to spark more global efforts to tackle climate change. The key themes of the Summit will include:
- Galvanizing efforts by the world's major economies to reduce emissions during this critical decade to keep a limit to warming of 1.5 degree Celsius within reach.
- Mobilizing public and private sector finance to drive the net-zero transition and to help vulnerable countries cope with climate impacts.
- The economic benefits of climate action, with a strong emphasis on job creation, and the importance of ensuring all communities and workers benefit from the transition to a new clean energy economy.
- Spurring transformational technologies that can help reduce emissions and adapt to climate change, while also creating enormous new economic opportunities and building the industries of the future.
- Showcasing subnational and non-state actors that are committed to green recovery and an equitable vision for limiting warming to 1.5 degree Celsius and are working closely with national governments to advance ambition and resilience.
- Discussing opportunities to strengthen capacity to protect lives and livelihoods from the impacts of climate change, address the global security challenges posed by climate change and the impact on readiness, and address the role of nature-based solutions in achieving net zero by 2050 goals.
AmCham Shanghai invites you to attend a roundtable with US Consulate General Political/Economic Section Chief, Christopher Allison, on the key takeaways of the Summit and their impact on American businesses in China. The roundtable is for members and member company employees only and off-the-record. The roundtable will take place on April 29 from 9:00 to 10:00 am at AmCham Shanghai's offices.