The seminar Coal and Climate Change: the “Chinese way”? brought together Asian and European experts from the coal industry as well as representatives from international organisations including the International Energy Agency (IEA). The event was jointly organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Asia Centre on 26-27 June 2014 in Beijing, China.
Over the duration of the 2-day seminar, the panellists and select audience discussed many major developments within China’s coal industry from the national as well as global perspectives. They also made a number of important contributions to the debate about the wider global implications of the role of coal within China’s energy mix over the forthcoming decades.
The seminar was the first activity of a wider project Asia-Europe: Energy Challenges and Climate Change that examines key energy trends in Asia and Europe as they relate to climate change.