Climate Change: China's Approach

Climate change, energy transition and future disruptive technologies present opportunities and challenges in the 21st century. What role can China play in global energy transitions and investments in low carbon development?

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What if global temperatures rose by 4 degrees? Photo: Klem@s, Flickr.


9:00-9:05 Oslo / 15:00-15:05 Beijing Welcome

Professor Dan Banik, Professor of Political Science, Director of The Oslo SDG Initiative, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

9:05-9:25 Oslo / 15:05-15:25 Beijing Keynote: “2030 Emission Peak and 2060 Carbon Neutrality: China’s Commitment and Pathways”

Dr Yuebing Lu, Chairman of the Board, Air Liquide China Holding Co. Ltd

9:25-9:35 Oslo / 15:25-15:35 Beijing Reflections

Dr Sarah Opitz-Stapleton, Research Associate, Global Risks and Resilience, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

9:35-10:15 Oslo / 15:35-16:15 Beijing Discussions moderated by Professor Dan Banik

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Keynote abstract: 

The World is facing mega challenges and opportunities in the 21st century: Climate Change, Energy Transition and Future Disruptive Technologies. Under this background, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced “China aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060” at the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on the 22nd of Sept. 2020. Under these goals, China will set its sub-goals for sectors and regions, will cooperate with the rest of the world, will analyse the pathways towards the goals, will make action plans to make it happen. Renewable energies and hydrogen energy will be the key for the energy transition.

About the speaker: 

Dr. Lu is Chairman of the Board, Climate Capital Group and Chairman of the Board, Air Liquide China Holding Co. Ltd. Previously, Dr. Lu was vice chairman of China Funds of Siguler Guff & Company,  deputy president and chief investment officer of China Jianyin Investment Co. Ltd. and managing director of Climate Change Capital.

Besides, he has extensive experiences in industrial investment and operations. Dr. Lu had been executive vice president of Alstom (China) Investment Co., Ltd., and vice president of Ford Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., respectively introducing the first high speed train to China and building Ford Motor’s first joint venture in Chongqing of China.

He is Fellow of Cambridge Overseas Society, honorary senior research fellow of Birmingham University and research fellow in School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.

Dr. Lu is a frequent speaker in high level conferences like “World Investment Summit”by UNCTAD, “European Private Equity Conference” by IPEM in France, “Super Return in China”. He is a thought leader in foreign investment in China, private equity and venture capital investment. He served as expert advisor to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2001:Promoting Linkages and World Investment Report 2010: Investing in Low Carbon Economy.

He holds a B. Eng. in mechanical engineering from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. in economics from Cambridge University.

Published June 1, 2021 10:09 AM - Last modified June 1, 2021 10:39 AM