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.


  • Chris Allison (Political and Economic Section Chief at Consulate General of the United States in Shanghai)

    Chris Allison

    Political and Economic Section Chief at Consulate General of the United States in Shanghai

    Chris Allison leads the political and economic section at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, China. Prior to his arrival in Shanghai, he was a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff (S/P) at the U.S. Department of State, where his work focused on environmental issues, economic policy, and U.S. relations with countries in the Western Hemisphere. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Global Change in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), leading U.S. engagement in multilateral negotiations to address climate change and overseeing foreign assistance programs to advance U.S. climate policy goals. Prior to joining OES, Chris spent four years at U.S. Embassy Beijing, first working on U.S.-China trade issues and later as the Counselor for Environment, Science, Technology, and Health, where he played a key role in negotiations leading to the 2014 U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change. He has also served at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan and the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India, as well as in variety of offices at the Department of State in Washington, DC. On his first tour, Chris received the American Foreign Service Association’s Averell Harriman Award for constructive dissent by a junior officer, for advocating policy changes to processing of H-1B temporary worker visas. Chris is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He is joined in Shanghai by his wife, Beth Rollins, and their sons Max and Henry.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Members only price' or 'Standard Price'.

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Member Price Free
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Standard Price RMB 50


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center (Xintiandi)

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

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