On November 12, President Obama and China President Xi jointly announced respective post-2020 climate targets. In support of that joint announcement, the two Presidents also announced that U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will co-lead a trade mission to China April 12-17, 2015.
The theme of this mission is "Smart Cities-Smart Growth." The mission will build on the November 12 announcements. It is one of several measures that will strengthen and expand U.S.-China clean energy cooperation, and will support the deployment of cutting edge, innovative technologies to combat and adapt to climate change.
The mission will promote U.S. clean technology products and services in the green building/ construction, energy efficiency, carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and environmental technologies sectors.
Companies interested in participating should visit the mission website: www.export.gov/ChinaMission2015/. The deadline for applying for the mission is Friday, January 23, 2015, and a careful screening process of applicants will follow.
Should you have questions, the U.S. Department of Energy point of contact for the trip is Maria DiGiulian. She can be reached at 202-586-7551 or at Maria.DiGiulian@hq.doe.gov.
The U.S. Department of Commerce contact is through its Office of Business Liaison at 202-482-1360 or BusinessLiaison@doc.gov.