At the Summit, EU and Chinese leaders reaffirmed their commitment to implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change and, as major energy consumers and importers, highlighted the importance of fostering cooperation in their energy policies.
At the joint press conference following the Summit, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said: “As far as the European side is concerned, we were happy to see that China is agreeing to our unhappiness about the American climate decision. This is helpful, this is responsible, and this is about inviting both, China and the European Union, to proceed with the implementation of the Paris Agreement.”
EU and Chinese leaders also looked forward to co-hosting, along with Canada, a major ministerial gathering in September to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the clean energy transition.
The 12th EU-China Business Summit took place on 2 June 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. This business summit was co-organised by BusinessEurope and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), and formed the most significant business platform for discussion on the economic relationship between China and Europe. With some 500 participants from both China and Europe, the summit offered the best opportunity to meet fellow business and political leaders.
source: European Commission – Press release 02-06-2017