IX Summit Sydney 2022

August 24-26, 2022. China's Climate Growth Opportunity.

TECHNOLOGY, INVESTMENT & ACCELERATING PATHWAYS TO NET ZERO

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China’s pledge to achieve net zero emissions by 2060 has been welcomed across the world. However, with its energy consumption still rising, the innovation and technology investment required to achieve this goal will be staggering. Recent estimates range anywhere between $ 5 trillion to $ 16 trillion. 


The complete transformation and decarbonisation of China’s cities and industries will be challenging, but this also provides an extraordinary opportunity for economic growth and prosperity. 


China is already the world’s largest investor in renewable energy, electric vehicles and grid-scale battery storage. With the country’s huge economies of scale this has driven down costs of solar, wind and electric vehicles to become cheaper alternatives to fossil fuel competitors and made the transition to clean energy more viable.


Still, to achieve the net zero goal by 2060 or sooner, China must rapidly innovate, invest in and scale the technologies that can accelerate pathways for its major emitting sectors. Green hydrogen, carbon capture and usage and offshore wind to name a few.

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Pathways to Zero

Shift global capital for improved lives and a climate resilient planet.

The Impact X Summit Haikou 2022 will gather the most promising climate technology innovators from China and across the world to connect with the investors, buyers and partners they need to scale. 

CHINA'S CLIMATE GROWTH OPPORTUNITY

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High-level speakers from business, government, investors, academia and NGO'S. Discussions on pathways to zero emissions and recommendations for action. 2000+ participants across two days of summit and exhibition. Technology startups with clean tech, decarbonisation and climate resilience solutions from China, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Philippines & Malaysia. Large scale renewable energy and clean tech projects. 

 

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The Impact X Summit Haikou 2022 will gather the most promising of these climate technology innovators from China and across the world to connect with the investors, buyers and partners they need to scale. 

 

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IX Haikou Speakers

Peter Bakker

Peter Bakker

President and CEO, WBCSD
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Stefano Boeri

World known architect
Chai Qimin

Qimin Chai

Director, Strategy and Planning, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Siddharth Chatterjee

Siddharth Chatterjee

United Nations Resident Coordinator in China
Deng Wu

Wu Deng

Associate Professor in Sustainable Architecture, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Huanzheng Du

Huanzheng Du

Professor, UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development & Tongji Ecological Civilization & Circular Economy Institute.
Shenggen Fan

Shenggen Fan

Chair Professor & Dean of Academy of Global Food Economics & Policy, China Agricultural University
Fang Li

Li Fang

Chief Representative, World Resources Institute, Beijing Representative Office
Fu Yuan

Fu Yuan

Founder & CEO, Shanghai Yo-i Information Technology Co, Ltd
Gao Yong

Yong Gao

Vice President, Bayer (China) Ltd
Xing’an Ge

Xing’an Ge

Vice Chairman, China Alliance of Social Value Investment (CASVI)
Jiang Hu -1

Jiang Hu

Executive Director & General Manager of Beijing Etechwin Electric Co., Ltd., Deputy General Manager of Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Co., Ltd.
Anders Lennartsson

Anders Lennartsson

Sustainability Director, IKEA China
Li Ting

Ting Li

Regional Managing Director & Chief Representative, Rocky Mountain Institute China Office
Ying li

Ying Li

Sustainable Agriculture Director, TNC, China
Hallie Liao

Hallie Liao

Head of International Development, Shenzhen Bus Group.
Yanhua Liu

Yanhua Liu

Honorary Director of National Climate Change Expert Committee, Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology
Clement Lix

Clement Lix

Energy Transition Director, Air Liquide, Greater China,
Qi Lu

Qi Lu

Partner at Tsing Capital
Tao Mao

Tao Mao

Researcher Professor & Director, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
Maria M

Maria Mendiluce

CEO, We Mean Business Coalition
Rebecca Mikula

Rebecca Mikula-Wright

Chief Executive Officer, AIGCC & IGCC
Chris Nedopil-1

Christoph Nedopil

Associate Professor of Practice in Economics & Director, Green Finance & Development Center, Fanhai International School of Finance (FISF), Fudan University
Genxing Pan

Genxing Pan

Professor, Director, Institute of Resources, Ecosystem & Environment of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University
Deo Prasad

Deo Prasad

Scientia Professor, UNSW
Dinghuan

Dinghuan Shi

Former Counselor of the State Council; Chairman of the Expert Advisory Committee, EIPC of the Investment Association of China
Eric S

Erik Solheim

Chair, Impact Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet
Andrew Steer-1

Andrew Steer

President & CEO, the Bezos Earth Fund
Sun Lili

Lili Sun

Chairperson, The Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology
Satya

Satya S. Tripathi

Secretary-General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet
Flora Wu

Flora Wu

China Country Director, CDP
Ye Wu

Ye Wu

Professor, School of Environment of Tsinghua University
Alex Xi

Alex Xie

Vice Director of Distributed Resources Research Institute ;​Chief operating Officer, Huamod Technology Co., Ltd
Xue LuLu

Lulu Xue

Urban Mobility Manager, WRI China
Qing YE

Qing YE

Chairman of Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co, Ltd.
Gina Yu

Gina Yu

General Manager on Government Relations & Public AffairsMaersk (China) Limited
Eric Zhang-1

Eric Zhang

Senior Vice President, Buildings + Places, Mainland China, AECOM
Zhang Xiaowen

Zhang Xiaowen

Veteran Media Personality, Executive Producer of Phoenix TV's "Feng Yun Dialogue", Chief Planner of Odyssey of the Dragon
Yu Zhang

Yu Zhang

Principal Analyst, Net Zero Research Center & Director of Strategic Consulting, JLL China
Wei Dong Zhou

WeiDong Zhou

Director, WBCSD China Office
    Peter Bakker

    Peter Bakker

    President and CEO, WBCSD
    For a decade (since 2012), Peter has led WBCSD based in Geneva, Switzerland. WBCSD is the global, CEO-led community of the world’s leading sustainable businesses working collectively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net zero, nature positive, and equitable future.Peter is a distinguished business leader who, until June 2011, served as CFO and then CEO of TNT NV, the global transport and logistics company. He has been recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award (2009) and the Sustainability Leadership Award (2010). Peter serves as a member of several corporate sustainability advisory boards.He received the royal order Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2018 in recognition of his long-lasting commitment to engaging business in tackling global sustainability issues.
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    Stefano Boeri

    World known architect
    Stefano Boeri is a world known architect, curator, critic and educator. In 2008-09, as a member of the Architecture Council for Expo 2015, he designed the Masterplan for Expo 2015 in Milan with Jacques Herzog and Ricky Burdett. Councillor for Culture, Fashion and Design of the Municipality of Milan from 2011 to 2013 and from 2015 to 2018 he was a member of the scientific committee of the Uffizi Galleries in Florence. Since February 2018 he has been President of the La Triennale di Milano Foundation, one of Italy’s leading cultural institutions, active in the promotion and setting up of exhibitions, conferences and events related to Art, Design and Architecture.Stefano Boeri has been curator of numerous international architecture exhibitions. In 2007 he was the creator and director of Festarch; in 2008 he was the creator and curator of Geodesign, and in 2012 he curated São Paulo Calling. In 2017 he was curator of SUSAS (Shanghai Urban Space Art Season).As an architect and urban planner, Stefano Boeri found Stefano Boeri Architetti. The work of the Stefano Boeri Architetti studio ranges from the production of urban visions and architecture to interior and product design, with constant focus on the geopolitical and environmental implications of urban phenomena. Attention to the relationship between city and nature led to the creation of the Milan Vertical Forest, the first prototype of a residential building featuring over 700 trees and 20,000 plants and a model of urban forestation that considers vegetation as an essential element of architecture. Built in 2014, the Vertical Forest has received numerous international awards such as the International Highrise Award (2014) and the Best Tall Building Worldwide, presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (2015). Stefano Boeri Architetti is currently working on international urban forestation projects such as Vertical Forests in Lausanne, Utrecht, Eindhoven (2021) and Nanjing and several Forest Cities projects around the world. And his famous works include Milan Vertical Forest, Nanjing Vertical Forest,Huanggang Vertical Forest, the overall plan for the 2015 Milan Expo, the planning and architectural renovation of the World G8 Summit venue, and the Marseille Mediterranean Cultural Center.
    Chai Qimin

    Qimin Chai

    Director, Strategy and Planning, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment
    Chai Qimin, is the director for strategy and planning in National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), deputy director of Research Center for Green Finance and Sustainable Development in University of International Business and Economics, and guesting professor of Research Center for Contemporary Management in Tsinghua University and Guizhou Institute of Technology. His professional activities and publications focus on global climate governance, new energy policy, green finance and investment, sustainable infrastructure, climate change economics and integrated assessment. He currently serves as the delegate of Chinese Delegation to UN Climate Negotiations, the advisor for government and market on green development, and he was deeply involved in drafting the Mid-century Long-term Greenhouse Gas Low Emission Development Strategy (Carbon Neutrality 2060), National Carbon Emission Peak Action Plan, Nationally Determined Contribution, 14th Five-year Planning, Green Belt and Road Initiative, energy and green finance policy. He was engaged as the leader or chief scientist of over 60 national and provincial research projects, and have won the Excellent Research Achievement Awards of National Development and Reform Commission, National Energy Administration, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, etc.
    Siddharth Chatterjee

    Siddharth Chatterjee

    United Nations Resident Coordinator in China
    Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee took office as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China on 16 January 2021 and presented his letter of credentials to the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on 14 April 2021. The Resident Coordinator (RC), is the highest ranking representative of the UN Development System. The RC is the designated representative of - and reports to - the UN Secretary-General.Mr. Chatterjee has more than 25 years of experience in international cooperation, sustainable development, humanitarian coordination and peace and security, which he has acquired at the United Nations and externally.Most recently, he served as United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya after holding other leadership positions across the Organization, including Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Kenya, Regional Director for the Middle East and Europe for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Denmark and Chief of Staff in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). He also held leadership positions with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Indonesia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan and in United Nations peacekeeping operations with the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).Mr. Chatterjee has also served in the Red Cross Movement (IFRC) as the Chief Diplomat andHead of Resource Mobilization in Switzerland.Before joining the United Nations in 1997, he was a commissioned officer in the Indian Army. A 3 times TEDx speaker, he is a regular opinion contributor on humanitarian and development issues for a range journals which includes Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, the Hill, Reuters, Huffington Post, Forbes, CNBC Africa, CNN, Al Jazeera, the Guardian as well as of late he has also published in mainstream Chinese journals. Mr. Chatterjee holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University in the United States of America and a bachelor’s degree from the National Defence Academy in India.
    Deng Wu

    Wu Deng

    Associate Professor in Sustainable Architecture, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
    My research and teaching experience span the field of sustainable architecture design and architectural engineering design. I completed my PhD in sustainable built environment from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, in 2011. Prior to joining UNNC in 2013, I worked as an urban design studio tutor and sessional lecturer at UNSW, and then a Lead Consultant/Technical Manager in the Eco-city Research Center, Siemens Corporate Technology. My research interest lies primarily in four areas: 1) Sustainable eco city development; 2) Building life cycle material, energy and carbon modelling and analysis; 3) Passive house technologies in the hot summer and cold winter climate; 4) Building prototyping and modeling.
    Huanzheng Du

    Huanzheng Du

    Professor, UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development & Tongji Ecological Civilization & Circular Economy Institute.
    Prof. Du Huanzheng is currently working at UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) and Tongji Ecological Civilization and Circular Economy Institute. He is a key expert in the consulting panel for National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. He was awarded "2019 Global Circular Economy Award -- Leadership Award" from the World Economic Forum. Professor Du Huanzheng's theoretical and practical application achievements have won the first prize of the 8th Humanities and Social Sciences Award of the Ministry of Education, the Development Research Achievement Award of the Ministry of Commerce, the Shanghai Decision Consulting Research Achievement Award, the Shanghai Philosophy and Social Science Outstanding Achievement Award, and the China Circular Economy Association of Science and Technology Progress Award, etc. There are more than ten provincial and ministerial level and above awards.
    Shenggen Fan

    Shenggen Fan

    Chair Professor & Dean of Academy of Global Food Economics & Policy, China Agricultural University
    Dr. Shenggen Fan is currently Chair Professor and Dean of Academy of Global Food Economics and Policy (AGFEP) at China Agricultural University (CAU). Prior to joining CAU, Dr. Fan served as director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) from 2009 to 2019. He currently serves as a member of the United Nations’ Lead Group for the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. He was a member, vice chair and chair of food and nutrition council of the World Economic Forum.He is a Fellow of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association(AAEA), and a Honorary Life Member, International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE).Dr. Fan received a PhD in applied economics from the University of Minnesota and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Nanjing Agricultural University in China.
    Fang Li

    Li Fang

    Chief Representative, World Resources Institute, Beijing Representative Office
    Chief Representative, Beijing Representative OfficeWorld Resources Institute ChinaEnvironment, where she led diverse multidisciplinary teams working on a wide range of environmental issues, such as Biodiversity and Minamata Conventions, environmental performance evaluation, environmental and climate finance, etc. She also served as the Assistant Secretary General of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), a unique high-level think tank that brings together top Chinese and foreign experts and provides research and policy recommendations to the Chinese government. There she was responsible for developing strategy and research frameworks, mobilizing resources, and coordinating the joint activities of participating countries, international organizations, NGOs and governmental agencies. She established the Environmental Financial Center, set up CCICED Special Policy Study on Green Finance and promoted policy implementation.Her other previous positions included serving as Division Director in the International Cooperation Department of the Environment Ministry of China, in charge of inter-governmental bilateral and multilateral regional cooperation as well as WTO environmental and trade negotiation, and worked in Ecuador as for a Chinese-foreign mining joint venture.Dr. Fang earned a Ph.D. in environmental economics from China’s renowned Renmin University with a focus on environmental finance, valuation of nature, and emissions trading. She holds two BA degrees from Tianjin University in chemical engineering and business management.
    Fu Yuan

    Fu Yuan

    Founder & CEO, Shanghai Yo-i Information Technology Co, Ltd
    Fu Yuan is the founder and CEO of Shanghai Yo-i Information Technology Co., Ltd.,a leader in the sustainable development of basic industries, and an enabling mentor for enterprises to reduce costs and increase efficiency. She used to be the global associate director of McKinsey & Company and the founding head of the Asia-Pacific region of the industrial energy efficiency improvement business line, and the director of Lean Six Sigma in GE Healthcare Greater China. She has achieved an annualized cost saving benefit of 6 billion for customers in the energy saving and efficiency improvement and operation transformation of basic industries such as iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, power generation, chemical industry, papermaking and cement.
    Gao Yong

    Yong Gao

    Vice President, Bayer (China) Ltd
    Dr. Yong Gao currently serves as Vice President of Public Affairs and Sustainability for Bayer China. Headquartered in Germany, Bayer is a global leader in life science focusing on healthcare and agriculture. Prior to Bayer, Yong was President of Monsanto China and Director of Corporate Affairs for Asia and Africa at Monsanto which was acquired by Bayer in 2018. For three decades working in the private sector, Yong has worked in the US, Canada, Singapore and most recently China. His area of professional experiences includes biotech product regulatory policy, R&D, safety assessment and commercialization, international trade, sustainability, public affairs and communication.  
    Xing’an Ge

    Xing’an Ge

    Vice Chairman, China Alliance of Social Value Investment (CASVI)
    Mr. Ge is the former president of Shenzhen Emissions Exchange and is also a member of the sustainable development financial advisory committee at UNDP. Mr.Ge has deeply participated in preparing and designing the Shenzhen carbon emission trading system. He was invited to join the financial standards working group of the national financial standardization technical committee. He also completed the research work of the green finance working group of the G20 Summit on green private equity funds.
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    Jiang Hu

    Executive Director & General Manager of Beijing Etechwin Electric Co., Ltd., Deputy General Manager of Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Co., Ltd.
    Hu Jiang is currently the Executive Director and General Manager of Beijing Etechwin Electric Co., Ltd, the Deputy General Manager of Beijing Tianrun New Energy Investment Co., Ltd, and the General Manager of Assets Management Company, wholly owned subsidiaries of Goldwind. He has more than 15 years of experience in the energy and power industry, and has made many achievements in the research and development of new technologies for renewable energy production, the improvement of power generation, and the business expansion of integrated control centers and EAM; He has accumulatively lead the team to complete the delivery of renewable energy projects exceeding 10 million kilowatts and continues to make innovation and breakthrough in electricity sales and load side energy business of Goldwind, thus achieving electricity sales of 15 billion kWh in 2020. He has been committed to exploring the energy Internet business and taking the micro-grid control technology, load side products and solutions as the core to lead the enterprises to become a leading clean energy operation service provider.
    Anders Lennartsson

    Anders Lennartsson

    Sustainability Director, IKEA China
    Mr. Anders Lennartsson has over 30 years of experience in sustainable development. Since 1989, he has made sustainable development the main line of his work. He also has extensive work experience at IKEA, having worked in IKEA stores in Sweden, Group Sustainability Department, IKEA Global Food Department and IKEA Norway. In November 2019, Mr. Anders Lennartsson joined IKEA China as Sustainability Director. Think globally and act locally, he has been dedicated to make sustainability as an integral part of business, accelerate our movements in sustainable development, and deploy IKEA's “People & Planet Positive” strategy effectively at China market.
    Li Ting

    Ting Li

    Regional Managing Director & Chief Representative, Rocky Mountain Institute China Office
    Dr. Li Ting has considerable experiences in research and practices in the area of international sustainable development and environmental economics. She has served in the Department of Treaty and Law of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the PRC, participated in and been responsible for the formulation and negotiation of UN multilateral treaties on Environment, Marine and Sustainable Development, and deeply involved in China’s international negotiations on climate change, as well as energy and environmental policy making processes. After joining Rocky Mountain Institute, she has been in charge of areas including energy transition path, green city, building efficiency, smart transportation, renewable energy and integrated energy services, as well as clean technology investment and financing, leading the team to track comprehensive international energy transitions to provide policy advices and technical solutions for China's energy transition and low-carbon development, and facilitating the planning and implementation of several energy and low-carbon projects. Dr. Li Ting is a member of the expert databases of the Asian Bank and the World Bank, and has participated in a number of research projects of relevant international organizations.
    Ying li

    Ying Li

    Sustainable Agriculture Director, TNC, China
    Ying Li is Sustainable Agriculture Director of TNC in China. Her work focuses on researching and promoting sustainable agricultural development in response to climate change, building a multi-stakeholder cooperation platform, improving soil health and biodiversity by scaling regenerative agriculture and farmland carbon sequestration to increase the farmer resilience and strengthen food and nutrition security. She has rich scientific knowledge and industry experience in biotechnology, crop protection, food safety management and sustainable supply chain.
    Hallie Liao

    Hallie Liao

    Head of International Development, Shenzhen Bus Group.
    Hallie Liao is the head of international development department at Shenzhen Bus Group. Hallie is in charge of international business development, branding, procurement and advertisement. Hallie is passionate about public policy and public transportations role in creating a greener urban environment, particularly after Shenzhen Bus Group became the first fully and largest electric-powered public vehicle operator in the world. Prior to joining Shenzhen Bus Group, Hallie had worked for the United Nations Development Programme, McKinsey and other international organizations in cross border development projects across the United States, China, Latin America and South East Asia. Hallie holds an B.A in political science and economics from Columbia University.
    Yanhua Liu

    Yanhua Liu

    Honorary Director of National Climate Change Expert Committee, Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology
    Yanhua Liu serves as the Honorary Director of the National Climate Change Expert Committee. He used to be the Vice Minister at the Ministry of Science and Technology and counsellor of the State Council. He has dedicated his career life to scientific research, management, international scientific and technological cooperation in the fields of innovative methods, resources and environment, green development, risk management and sustainable development. Established in 2006, the Committee is an expert advisory body of the national leading group on climate change. As a decision-making support institution and a national think tank, its main responsibility is to provide advice on issues related to climate change and China’s strategy and policies in this field.
    Clement Lix

    Clement Lix

    Energy Transition Director, Air Liquide, Greater China,
    Clement Lix joined Air Liquide R&D in 2011 to improve the core technologies of the production units . In 2013, Clement joined i-Lab, the innovation lab of Air Liquide, to work on the Plant of the Future and participated to the creation of Air Liquide Digital teams. In 2016, Clement joined the Southeast Asia cluster to create the Smart Innovative Operations Centre in Kuala Lumpur, remotely operating and optimizing the 30 plants in the 12 countries of the area. He managed the Centre of Excellence. In 2020, Clement performed strategic studies in Air Liquide Head Office. In 2021, Clement joined Air Liquide Greater China cluster as Energy Transition Director. He supervises the energy management activities and support new projects for a low carbon society.
    Qi Lu

    Qi Lu

    Partner at Tsing Capital
    Ms. Qi Lu is a Partner at Tsing Capital, where she heads several functions including portfolio management, research, and ESG. Qi has over ten years’ experience working in energy, environmental protection and sustainable development sectors. Her focus areas include renewable energy, electric vehicle, energy efficiency, power storage, smart cities, etc. Prior to joining Tsing Capital, she worked for Carbon Trust and Azure International, two leading environmental and low carbon consulting firms, where she worked with Chinese national and local governments to give recommendations on sustainability-related policy making. She also advised many western Cleantech companies on their China-entry strategies. Qi also worked at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Beijing and New York offices as a research assistant intern on power storage and U.S.’s voluntary carbon markets. Qi holds an M.S. Operations Research from Columbia University and a B.Eng. Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University.
    Tao Mao

    Tao Mao

    Researcher Professor & Director, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
    Tao Mao has been focused on legal and policy in the areas of green manufacturing, green supply chain and climate change. He chaired and participated in more than 30 projects, published 2 monographs, presided over the compilation of one academic book, co-edited 7 books and published more than 80 papers. He also participated in the drafting a large number of policies, standards and Plans. He also serves as Deputy Secretary General of China Green Supply Chain Alliance, chairman of CSTM / FC03 / TC22 solar photovoltaic system application technology committee, vice chairman of Regional Sustainable Development Professional Committee of China Regional Science Association, political consultation expert of the Central Committee of the agricultural labor party, and part-time professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhengzhou University and Hebei University.
    Maria M

    Maria Mendiluce

    CEO, We Mean Business Coalition
    María Mendiluce is the CEO of the We Mean Business coalition that brings together seven leading international organizations: BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, CLG Europe, The Climate Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Together, the Coalition catalyzes business leadership and policy ambition to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. María uses her 25 years of experience in sustainable development, energy and climate action to deliver the Coalition’s next five-year strategy. Formerly being the Managing Director at WBCSD covering Climate, Energy, Circular Economy, Cities and Mobility, Maria played a pivotal role in guiding over 200 member companies to take transformative action on climate policy, energy transition, plastic waste and urban mobility. She has also held senior positions at the Economic Bureau of the Spanish Prime Minister, in the CEO’s office of Iberdrola and at the International Energy Agency. Maria has a PhD in energy economics. She is a board member of the Science Based Targets initiative, a Commissioner on the Energy Transition Commission, a Co-Chair of the Global Environment Outlook Business Advisory Board (UNEP), and a board member of the Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) in Geneva. María is Spanish, has three kids and lives in Geneva.
    Rebecca Mikula

    Rebecca Mikula-Wright

    Chief Executive Officer, AIGCC & IGCC
    Rebecca is the CEO of IGCC and AIGCC, based in Sydney, bringing over 20 years’ experience in climate change, sustainability and investment banking to the role.Rebecca is responsible for developing and delivering the strategy and implementation across AIGCC and IGCC, covering investor practice and policy advocacy. She is a member of the global Steering Committee for the Climate Action 100+ and the Investor Agenda. She joined IGCC in 2012 as Director of Investor Initiatives, before moving to Executive Director of AIGCC in 2016. Rebecca became CEO of both organisations in June 2021.Rebecca has worked in Hong Kong, Europe and Australia in investment banking, working in equity research, credit analysis, commodities and derivatives for groups such as Nomura Securities, BlackRock, Exxon Mobil and JPMorgan. Involvement in early corporate sustainability programs in many of her roles was the catalyst to move into the nascent sustainable finance and investment field in Asia where she led ASrIA (Assoc. for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia) in Hong Kong.She is also a board member of The Orangutan Project that works on direct orangutan and habitat conservation in Indonesia. Rebecca has a BA (Asian Studies/Commerce), Dip.Business Administration and speaks conversational Japanese, French and Czech.
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    Christoph Nedopil

    Associate Professor of Practice in Economics & Director, Green Finance & Development Center, Fanhai International School of Finance (FISF), Fudan University
    Dr. Christoph NEDOPIL is Associate Professor of Practice in Economics and Director of the Green Finance & Development Center at the Fanhai International School of Finance (FISF), Fudan University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing, China, and a Visiting Faculty at Singapore Management University (SMU). Christoph regularly provides expertise to governments, financial institutions, enterprises and civil society to accelerate the application of sustainable finance. He works with the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, as well as various private and multilateral finance institutions (e.g. ADB, IFC, UNESCAP) and international governments. He is the lead author of the UNDP SDG Finance Taxonomy, the Green Development Guidance Baseline Study of the BRI Green Development Coalition under the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and has authored four books, dozens of articles, and research reports. Christoph is serving as board director and supports various companies in scaling sustainability in businesses and finance. Christoph is quoted regularly in Bloomberg, Financial Times, Reuters, Science. Before joining FISF, he served as Director for the IIGF Green BRI Center in Beijing, and worked in over 15 countries with the World Bank. Christoph holds a Master of Engineering and a PhD in Economics from the Technical University Berlin, as well as a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.
    Genxing Pan

    Genxing Pan

    Professor, Director, Institute of Resources, Ecosystem & Environment of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University
    Dr Genxing Pan is chair professor of Soil Science at the College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Zhongshan scholar, and the director at the Institute of Resources, Ecosystem and Environment of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University. Prof. Pan has been engaged in teaching and research on agricultural resources and environment, focusing on the structure, component, property, and function of soil organic matter (SOM) and soil aggregate research, as well as croplands carbon sequestration and emission reduction research and technological innovation. His current research focuses on biochar technology and its industrial applications. Prof. Pan has been actively involved in scientific consultation and public education for international institutions, governments and society in agriculture and climate change, sustainable soil management, agricultural and environmental waste management. Prof. Pan has published more than 150 SCI-indexed papers in international authoritative journals such as Global Change Biology, and the total citations numbers are at the forefront of the global and national field of comprehensive agricultural and ecological environment. In 2020, Prof. Pan was included in the Reuters list of world’s top influential climate scientists and ranked in top 500.
    Deo Prasad

    Deo Prasad

    Scientia Professor, UNSW
    Professor Deo Prasad is among the internationally recognised Australian experts in the field of environment and sustainability with a focus on the built environment. His experience covers practice as an architect, long standing experience as a distinguished academic, significant leadership and governance expertise, all with notable recognition from all levels of government and professions. His publications (in excess of 300) demonstrate a huge body of work in delivering sustainable buildings and cities including low carbon and urban climates, circular economy, integrated/regenerative design, planning and policies. Deo is a firm supporter of a ‘science-led evidence-based approach’. He understands the design, planning and policy contexts in Australia and globally and has worked with most stakeholders (State government, local governments, industry, businesses and professions) on many successful outcomes. Deo headed the CRC for Low Carbon Living which has produced significant knowledge, capacity build and products which underpin the pathway to low carbon buildings and infrastructure.
    Dinghuan

    Dinghuan Shi

    Former Counselor of the State Council; Chairman of the Expert Advisory Committee, EIPC of the Investment Association of China
    Mr. Shi Dinghuan serves as the Chairman of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Energy Investment Committee (EIPC) of the Investment Association of China (IAC), and Chairman of the World Green Design Organization (WGDO). He was the former Counselor of the State Council, Secretary-General of Science and Technology Ministry, and Chairman of the Seventh and Eighth Session of the China Renewable Energy Society.Mr. Shi Dinghuan has been advancing the new energy science and technology industry. Majoring in dosage and protection, he graduated from the Department of Engineering Physics of Tsinghua University and has long been responsible for the organization and implementation of technology programs and key projects in industrial and high-tech fields as well as the planning and implementation of the China Torch Program and national high-tech zones. He has also promoted the construction of incubators for science and technology, productivity promotion centers, university science parks and other institutions. In addition, he has devoted himself to international scientific and technological cooperation in the fields of energy and transportation, making outstanding contributions to international exchanges and cooperation in new energy science and technology.
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    Erik Solheim

    Chair, Impact Advisory Board of the Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet
    Erik Solheim was the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. Prior to that, he chaired the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a post he held since 2013, and served as UN Environment’s Special Envoy for environment, conflict and disaster.From 2007 to 2012, he held the combined portfolio of Norway’s Minister of the Environment and International Development, and from 2005 to 2007 served as Minister of International Development. During his time as Minister, Norwegian aid reached 1%, the highest in the world. Solheim also put into place the Nature Diversity Act, considered to be Norway’s most important piece of environmental legislation in the last 100 years. He is an experienced peace negotiator, having acted as the main facilitator of the peace process in Sri Lanka from 1998 to 2005. The peace process led to a ceasefire and the Oslo Declaration in 2002, where parties welcomed a federal state in Sri Lanka. He continued to lead peace efforts in Sri Lanka as Minister, and has contributed to peace processes in Sudan, Nepal, Myanmar and Burundi.Mr. Solheim has received a number of awards for his work on climate and the environment, including UN Environment’s Champion of the Earth award, TIME Magazine’s Hero of the Environment, and an honorary doctorate from TERI University in Delhi, India. He holds a degree in history and social studies from the University of Oslo.
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    Andrew Steer

    President & CEO, the Bezos Earth Fund
    Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund, a $10 billion fund to address the pressing issues of climate change and nature in this decisive decade. Dr. Steer joined the Bezos Earth Fund from WRI, where he served as President & CEO for over eight years. During his tenure, WRI greatly increased its reach, influence and impact, establishing new international offices and launching more than two dozen high-impact initiatives. The institute’s staff grew five-fold and the budget quadrupled. He refocused WRI’s work on seven inter-related global challenges: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean. He placed a greater emphasis on economics and equity, and he expanded WRI’s connection with world leaders and CEOs.Prior to this, Andrew served as the World Bank’s Special Envoy for Climate Change from 2010 - 2012. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Director General at the UK Department of International Development (DFID) in London. This followed 10 years in East Asia, where he was Head of the World Bank in Vietnam and Indonesia.In earlier years, Andrew was Director of Environment and Social Policy at the World Bank, Chief of the Bank’s Country Risk Division, Chief Author of the 1992 World Development Report on Environment and Development, and taught economics at Cambridge University. He has written widely on the links between the economy and the natural environment.Dr. Steer is a Global Agenda Trustee for the World Economic Forum, a Commissioner of the Energy Transitions Commission, a member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), co-chair of the Greening the Belt and Road Coalition, and member of the Advisory Committees of the Asian Development Bank and Bank of America.Andrew was educated at St Andrews University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Cambridge University. He has a PhD in international economics and finance.
    Sun Lili

    Lili Sun

    Chairperson, The Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology
    Ms. SUN Lili is the Chairperson of the Society of Entrepreneurs & Ecology (SEE) and a lifetime member of the society, the Executive Director of SEE foundation. She is also the co-founder and Honorary Director-General of the Mangrove Foundation (MCF), Chairman of China (Shenzhen) Wit Media Co., Ltd. She serves as a delegate to the fifth Party congresses of Shenzhen, member of the sixth and seventh CPPCC National Committee of Shenzhen, executive committee of the sixth Women's Federation of Shenzhen city, vice-chairwoman of the Women's Chamber of the Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce (Federation of Industry and Commerce), member of the Party Committee of Shenzhen Non-Governmental Organization Federation, and chairwoman of Shenzhen Ecological Civilization Special Committee.
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    Satya S. Tripathi

    Secretary-General, Global Alliance for a Sustainable Planet
    A development economist, lawyer and changemaker with over 40 years of varied experience, Mr. Tripathi is the Chancellor of Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences - the world's largest academic institution dedicated exclusively to indigenous people and cultures. He is also a Senior Distinguished Fellow on Innovative Finance at the World Agroforestry Centre. He has served with the UN for more than two decades in key positions across the planet and was most recently the UN Assistant Secretary-General, Head of New York Office at UN Environment and Secretary of the UN Environment Management Group. His other strategic engagements with the UN include: Head of Human Rights Investigations for the UN in post-war Bosnia (UNMIBH); Chair of the Committees on Laws, Treaties and Administrative matters for the UN-mediated Cyprus unification talks in 2004; UN Recovery Coordinator for Aceh and Nias where he facilitated international cooperation and funding of over US$ 7 billion for post-tsunami recovery efforts in support of the government and affected populations; and Executive Head of UNORCID, a UN System Office established by the UN Secretary General in 2011 to facilitate the implementation of a US$ 1 Billion REDD+ partnership between Indonesia, Norway and other stakeholders.Mr. Tripathi was instrumental in establishing the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) in Indonesia in 2016 and the Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF) in 2017 to leverage ‘private finance for public good’ at mega-scale to achieve transformative social and environmental impact for millions of people in developing countries. He previously served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Forests.
    Flora Wu

    Flora Wu

    China Country Director, CDP
    Flora Wu is CDP China Country Director, responsible for CDP China’s strategy and operations, market impacts and team development, managing and developing relationships with multiple stakeholders in China including Mainland, Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan. Flora has 17-year experience in strategy consulting, market research, business development, and ecosystem building. Prior to CDP, she has worked in Deloitte’s Beijing and Hong Kong office for 11 years as a strategy consulting manager and then Director of SOE, Government and Public services, leading cross region cross function teams to assist SOEs (State Owned Enterprise), local governments, financial institutions to address large and complex business challenges such as Overseas Investment under Belt and Road Initiative, Establishing State Owned Investment and Operation companies, Digitalization and Innovation, SOE’s high quality and sustainable development under 30-60 Goal. Prior to Deloitte, Flora worked in BDA, a boutique consulting firm advising MNCs entering China market and VC/PE’s investment into China. She is fluent in Mandarin, English and Japanese with mater degrees from LSE, UK; Beijing Foreign Studies University, China and Kyoto University, Japan.
    Ye Wu

    Ye Wu

    Professor, School of Environment of Tsinghua University
    Ye Wu, Professor of School of Environment of Tsinghua University, Vice president of Graduate School of Tsinghua University, ChangJiang Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education. Prof.Wu also works as the Vice director of Beijing Laboratory of Environmental Frontier Technologies and Chinese member of the Technology Collaboration Programme of Advanced Motor Fuels of International Energy Agency. Prof.Wu has a long history working on environmental issues of road transportation. . He has been responsible for or participated in the formulation of more than 10 standards and technical guidelines and developed localized vehicle emission model and integrated emission control decision-making system. Prof.Wu has published 5 academic monographs and more than 150 academic papers, and has been authorized more than 20 software copyrights and patents. His work was awarded two Second Prizes of National Scientific and Technological Progress and one First Prize of Natural Science of the Ministry of Education.
    Alex Xi

    Alex Xie

    Vice Director of Distributed Resources Research Institute ;​Chief operating Officer, Huamod Technology Co., Ltd
    In the field of interaction between electric vehicles & power grid, Alex has accumulated rich experience in business model design, scientific and technological research & development & industrial incubation. He promoted the implementation of the first domestic user side resource to participate in the demonstration project of power grid auxiliary service market & served China Academy of Engineering Physics, Siemens, ABB & Rongchen Capital, launch the FTI integration technology incubator. Has experience in scientific research, industry & investment in the fields of clean energy heating, electric vehicles & smart travel;​Complete the ecological development report of smart car networking of State Grid & the ecological development report of electric vehicle industry of China Southern Power Grid, & participate in the 14th five year plan and the 13th five year energy development plan. Provide consulting services for State Grid Electric, South Grid Electric, Three Gorges high tech, Grand Joy Holdings, Beijing Energy Group, North China expressway & Chengdu transportation & investment energy, and participate in a number of national key science & technology projects & State Grid science & technology projects.
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    Lulu Xue

    Urban Mobility Manager, WRI China
    Lulu Xue works as China Urban Mobility Manager at WRI China Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Through her work at WRI China, Lulu manages integrated transport projects and vehicle electrification projects on China’s national, subnational, and city levels. She leads research, authors reports, develops analytic tools, and manages projects that focus on sustainable transport. Lulu earned her master’s degree from MIT and bachelor’s degree in GIS from Peking University, China. Previously, Lulu worked in the public and private sectors in both developing and developed countries, involving regional travel demand modeling, transit-oriented development, parking management strategies, and non-motorized environment evaluation.
    Qing YE

    Qing YE

    Chairman of Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co, Ltd.
    National Class A Registered Architect, Professor, Engineer, Deputy Secretary General of the Building Energy Efficiency and Green Building Committee of Science and Technology Commission of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Deputy Director of Green Building and Energy Efficiency Committee of Chinese Society for Urban Studies, member of the Standing Committee of the Seventh Shenzhen Municipal People's Congress and other social positions. In the past 20 years, she has been committed to the research of building energy efficiency, green building and eco-city technologies with Chinese characteristics, and promoted the sustainable development of green and low-carbon cities. She has been also a key contributor to Code for green design of civil buildings (JGJ/T229) and many other Chinese national and industrial standards and more than 20 research projects including the key research and development of the National 13th Five-Year Plan. She also presided over the research on the livable development index of China's eco-city and the special research on the green Xiong'an index system, making outstanding contributions to the development of green buildings and green cities in China. She is awarded as one of the "Outstanding Innovative Talents" (40 people) for the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. In addition, she is the Worldwide Young Chinese Architects, a Green Building Female Leader in the Asia-Pacific region of the World Green Building Council, one of the Top 100 Chinese Contemporary Architects, National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker, the expert in planning evaluation of Xiong’an New Area.
    Gina Yu

    Gina Yu

    General Manager on Government Relations & Public AffairsMaersk (China) Limited
    Gina joined Maersk China Shipping Limited in 2000. She had held various positions as Chief Representative of Chengdu Office, Strategic Planning and Network Design in Greater China Area, General Manager in Dalian Branch, Shenzhen Customer Service Center, and Customer Service Center in North China, and as General Manager for Key Client Sales in East China. Between 2012-2014, Gina joined CEVA and Panalpina, the leading logistics companies, as Sales Director for North China, until she rejoined Maersk China Limited and serves as General Manager on Government Relations and Public Affairs since Sept. 2014. Gina is of Chinese nationality. She graduated from Peking University, and has a bachlor’s degree from the Department of English Literature and Linguistics
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    Eric Zhang

    Senior Vice President, Buildings + Places, Mainland China, AECOM
    Mr. Zhang has engaged in urban and regional economic planning and master planning consulting service for many years. He has extremely rich overseas working experience and has generated a variety of advanced international planning concepts and has conducted an in-depth research on land use, city development and regional development strategies. Mr. Zhang has led and delivered a wide range of projects with regard to regional development strategy, airport economic research, ecological and tourism planning, urban regeneration, resilient city plan, low carbon city and sustainable development, etc. He is dedicated to applying the international pioneering theory to project innovation and practice. In addition, he has taken charge of the major national and provincial projects on academic regional strategic planning, industrial planning, ecological and tourism planning for many times. He has a good command of national macroeconomic policy and industry orientation.
    Zhang Xiaowen

    Zhang Xiaowen

    Veteran Media Personality, Executive Producer of Phoenix TV's "Feng Yun Dialogue", Chief Planner of Odyssey of the Dragon
    Zhang Xiaowen is a veteran media personality who has travelled to more than 100 countries since 1999 and held multiple roles. As the executive producer of Phoenix TV's "Feng Yun Dialogue", she has interviewed over 200 international dignitaries during her five years at the helm;As a journalist, she has travelled to Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Israel and South Asia to report on conflicts and wars; As a TV documentary director, she has focused on international relations, South-South Cooperation, development and poverty alleviation. As the chief planner of Odyssey of the Dragon, her team has filmed more than 300 cases of Chinese companies investing abroad and the Chinese government's involvement in aid and international cooperation in over 80 countries. As a researcher, Ms. Zhang has a long-standing focus on ESG and impact investing, integrating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into sustainable business strategies and advocating for them among Chinese investors.
    Yu Zhang

    Yu Zhang

    Principal Analyst, Net Zero Research Center & Director of Strategic Consulting, JLL China
    Mr. Zhang is the Principal Analyst of Jones Lang LaSalle's Net Zero Research Center and the Director of Strategic Consulting in China, responsible for implementing strategies, assets and operations of zero carbon related businesses within the company. Mr. Zhang has over 10 years of experience in strategy consulting, sustainability and zero carbon, and has been involved in the development of global carbon neutral strategies for Jones Lang LaSalle and several Fortune 500 companies.
    Wei Dong Zhou

    WeiDong Zhou

    Director, WBCSD China Office
    In this role he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of all of the projects of WBCSD and lead the China office operation. He is working with WBCSD members and partners to bring business solutions to COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in China in 2021, and to other nature-related initiatives and events.​Wei dong also takes the role as Chief China Advisor for Business for Nature (BfN). In this capacity, he is advising BfN on all activities in China and leading national outreach. Prior to this, he established the China Alliance of Green Consumption and Green Supply Chain (GCSG) as its Executive Secretary-General and acted Managing Director of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in China. From 2005-2012, he founded and led Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) as China Country Director for 8 years. ​​Mr. Zhou graduated from Qingdao University of Science & Technology and later obtained his master’s degree in Asian Business Studies from the University of London (SOAS) in UK.

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