Special Themed Week on Sustainable Cities to Air Starting 10 July

CNBC Europe, the leading pan-European business and financial news channel, will air a special themed week on Sustainable Cities starting 10th July, as part of its Questions for the future series.

For the themed week, CNBC Europe travelled to Shanghai to see what vision that city has for the future and its plans to build a sustainable city. With interviews and features running throughout the week, it will seek to answer key questions including:

  • Can Shanghai wean itself off polluting coal fired power plants?
  • Will new fuels be viable?
  • Is solar power or wind power just too expensive for China?
  • How will houses be built in the future?
  • Is the city really committed to find a greener economic growth?

Sustainable Cities themed week will also explore key energy questions for China including:

  • As China's economic growth steams ahead, can Beijing really attain its aim to cut energy use by 20% in just five years?
  • China's consumers are hungry for cars, appliances, air conditioners, a new lifestyle, a new dream. How can China either stop that or find enough energy to sustain it all?
  • Energy is power, economic power, the leaders say. And without drastic measures to be more energy efficient, China may not reach its goal to be the world's new economic superpower.

That's China: Sustainable Cities. All week, starting 10th July. At the end of the themed week, a panel of experts will take part in a televised debate about the issues raised.

For further information, or for photography, please contact:

CNBC Europe
Hugo Foulds
Direct line: +44 (0)20 7653 9398

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