【2021-09-22】'Carbon Neutrality, China in Action' Global Live Seminar and Research Report Release

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【2021-09-22】'Carbon Neutrality, China in Action' Global Live Seminar and Research Report Release

2021-09-22

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'Carbon Neutrality, China in Action'

Global Live Seminar and Research Report Release

China's role in tackling climate change is crucial. On September 22, 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping first proposed at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that China would strive to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. After that a broad and profound systemic economic and social transformation has been underway in China. On the occasion of the first anniversary of China's carbon neutral goal, Renmin University of China and China International Publishing Group jointly organized an international symposium to commemorate the first anniversary of Chinese President Xi Jinping's “Double Carbon” goals at UNGA and telling the world about China's "Double Carbon" process.

Hosts:

Renmin University of China

China International Publishing Group

Organizers:

Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY)

Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies at China International Publishing Group

Co-Organizers:

Center for Eco-financial Studies, Renmin University of China

Great Strategic Think Tank

Time: 20:30-23:00 Beijing time, September 22, 2021 (Wednesday)

Language: English/Chinese (simultaneous interpretation)

Platform: Youtube, Xiaoetong, Weibo, Bilibili…

Participation: Online (Zoom video connection) and Offline

Agenda

20:30-20:40 Opening Introduction

Moderator: Liu Yuanchun, Vice President of Renmin University of China

Opening Remarks:

- Liu Wei, President of Renmin University of China

- Gao Anming, Deputy Head and Chief Editor of China International Publishing Group

20:40-21:20 Keynote Speech

Moderator: Yu Yunquan, President of the Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies (ACCWS)

Keynote Speakers:

- Danilo Türk, Former President of Slovenia, President of the World Leadership Alliance - Club de Madrid

- Xie Zhenhua, China' s Special Representative on Climate Change

- Kevin Rudd, President of Asia Society Policy Institute, former Prime Minister of Australia

21:20-21:30 Report Release: “Carbon Neutrality:China in Action” (Chinese/English)

Publisher: Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China (RDCY); Secretary-General of Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking (GFC)

21:30-21:35 A Showcase of Low Carbon Development in China: Rong County

Speaker: Zheng Xiaoqing, Secretary of Rongxian County Party Committee, Zigong City, Sichuan Province, China

21:35-23:00 Discussion: Climate change and China's development

Moderator: Jia Jinjing, Assistant Dean of RDCY

Panelists (in no particular order):

- Mahbub Uz Zaman, Bangladesh Ambassador to China

- Palitha Kohona, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to China

- Li Zheng, Executive Vice President, Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Tsinghua University

- John Ross, Former Director of Economic and Business Policy of London, Senior Fellow of RDCY

- Liu Ke, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Dean of School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southern University of Science and Technology

- Radhika Desai, Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba (Canada)

- Zhai Yongping, Former Chief of Energy Sector Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB) ; Senior Advisor, Strategy Development Department, Tencent

- Peter Koenig, Former Senior Economist of the World Bank

- Mei Dewen, General Manager of China Beijing Green Exchange, Secretary General of Beijing Green Finance Association