Today the UK’s Department for International Trade and the British Embassy Beijing held National Day at the UK Garden and Pavilion at the Beijing Expo 2019.
British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward opened the day, launching the Green is GREAT campaign. The launch is the latest commitment made by the government to promote climate change initiatives across the world. It follows the news that Britain will host the UN’s climate change conference, COP26, in Glasgow in December 2020.
The campaign will focus on three opportunities for the UK and China to work together to achieve more sustainable growth:
- Raising the Green Finance needed to sustain levels of investment in green technologies and infrastructure
- Developing innovative technologies and delivering projects in renewables and electric vehicles
- Forming new UK-China partnerships in business, research and policy to tackle the challenge of marine plastic pollution
The first phase of the campaign consists of over 40 UK-China events in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Wuhan and Hefei.
Secretary of State for International Trade, Elizabeth Truss said: “I’m proud to see the launch of the Green is GREAT campaign at the Beijing Expo during our National Day celebrations. This Expo has offered us a chance to show our commitment to sustainability as well as our strong trade relationship with China.
“We’ve already hit 830,000 visitors on site, an incredible achievement and a great acknowledgement of our horticultural expertise, and the events and businesses that have represented the UK at the Expo.”