WUHAN, July 22, Xinhua -- An international forum on climate change will be held in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province in November, it was announced Wednesday.


Plant trees to address climate change in Yunnan. Photo/SFA.

The forum, organized by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), will bring together representatives from more than 40 countries to advice on lowering carbon emissions and other climate issues.

It will also cover policy and technological development, and climate change reports will be published, according to the organizer.

Established in 2005, C40 is a network of the world's megacities, focusing on climate change and driving urban actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, well-being and economic opportunities of urban citizens.

Wuhan joined C40 together with the southern city of Shenzhen in June 2014, following other Chinese cities of Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.

China has increased efforts to address climate change, with the government recently announcing plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP to between 60-65 percent by 2030 from the 2005 level.

Last year, China signed a bilateral agreement on climate change and clean energy cooperation with the United States, promising to increase the use of non-fossil fuels in primary energy consumption to around 20 percent by 2030.