First“Walking Davos'”in 2022 co-hosted by NDRC and WEF

Source: Department of International Cooperation / Updated: 2022-08-31

On August 23, 2022, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) jointly organized global companies of WEF to pay a special visit to Tongzhou District, Beijing as the first stop of“Walking Davos” in 2022. The event was themed “Accelerating Green and Low-Carbon Transformation and Implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development. In the morning, attendees visited the Central Green Forest Park, Universal City Walk Beijing, ArtPark 9, etc. In the afternoon, a government-enterprise dialogue was held at the Beijing International Fortune Center.

On the evening of August 23, the Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee and the Mayor of the Municipal Government met with enterprise representatives. Mr.Cai Qi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, Mr.Xie Zhenhua, China's Special Envoy for Climate Change, Mr.Chen Jining, Deputy Secretary and Mayor of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, Mr.Lian Weiliang, Vice Chairman of NDRC, Mr.Su Wei, Deputy Secretary General of NDRC, Mr.Chen Liming, Chairman of WEF Greater China, etc., attended the meeting, and CEOs of 7 global companies in China delivered speeches. Lian Weiliang highly recognized the exchange platform built to facilitate communication between multinational companies, NDRC, and Beijing Municipality for boosting businesses' enthusiasm to invest in China. Lian expressed that NDRC would continue to support Beijing in serving China's overall diplomacy, enhancing the comprehensive supporting capacity, improving the pattern of external exchanges, optimizing the international service environment, as well as shaping the image of China's capital, and moving on to uplift the high-level opening up and international cooperation to a new stage.

Xie Zhenhua, China's Special Envoy for Climate Change, Sui Zhenjiang, Deputy Mayor of Beijing, Su Wei, Deputy Secretary-General of NDRC, and Chen Liming, Chairman of WEF Greater China attended and addressed the government-enterprise dialogue. The DDG of the Department of International Cooperation of NDRC chaired the meeting, and DDG from other NDRC departments including Foreign Investment, Industry, Environmental Resources, and the China Center for Urban Development as well as leaders from Tongzhou District attended the meeting together with nearly 100 representatives from 61 multinational companies. Xie stressed that, with adherence to actively addressing climate change, China has made remarkable achievements in adopting policies and taking actions to promote green, low-carbon, and circular development. China welcomes and supports all multinational companies concerned with addressing climate change to start a business in China, carry out pragmatic cooperation in industry, technology, financing, and other fields, and contribute wisdom to the green, low-carbon, and sustainable development of China and the world while realizing their own growth. China will also continue to actively participate in the process of global climate governance and build platforms for Chinese and foreign companies to carry out green and low-carbon cooperation. Deputy Secretary-General Su Wei pointed out that promoting the comprehensive green transformation of economic and social development is inseparable from the joint efforts made by all sectors of society. It is hoped that multinational companies will give full play to their respective advantages, actively join the optimization and upgrading of China's industrial structure and the green and low-carbon transformation of the economy, and share the huge opportunities arising from China's economic and social development.