The EU and China have a long-standing cooperation on climate change and have agreed to further step up joint efforts.
Since 2005, the EU-China Partnership on Climate Change has provided a high-level political framework for cooperation and dialogue.
Areas of cooperation
The EU and China agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation for example on
- long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies
- emissions trading – e.g. under the Memorandum of Understanding
- energy efficiency
- clean energy
- low-emission transport
- low-carbon cities
- climate-related technology
- investment in climate and clean energy projects, and
- cooperation with other developing countries.
Examples of joint projects
- Supporting the design and implementation of greenhouse gas emissions trading in China, in view of China's plans to establish a nationwide emissions trading system, for example through policy dialogue and cooperation projects. For more information, see the page on international carbon markets.
- Cooperation and technical dialogues between EU and Chinese experts on scenario modelling, in view of the long-term low greenhouse gas emission transition and other climate policy frameworks.
- Experts seminar on post-COVID green recovery in the EU and China, in Beijing and online on 24-25 September 2020.
- EU-China expert dialogue on land use and climate change
- 16/07/2018 - Leaders’ statement on climate change and clean energy
- 16/07/2018 - Questions and answers on the Leaders’ statement
- 16/07/2018 - Memorandum of Understanding on enhancing cooperation on emissions trading
- 29/06/2015 - Joint statement on climate change
- 29/06/2015 - Questions and answers on the EU-China Joint Statement on Climate Change
- 29/04/2010 - Joint Statement on Dialogue and Cooperation on Climate Change
- 02/09/2005 - Joint declaration on Climate Change between China and the European Union