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At this event, Energy Foundation China will launch a major flagship report on Electrification in China’s Carbon Neutrality Pathways.

This report is the second in a series of synthesis reports on China’s long-term strategy for decarbonization. The first report, published in 2020, highlights China’s pathways towards carbon neutrality and transitions throughout the economy. This new report provides an overview of China’s new policies and energy and emissions trends since 2020. It also dives deep into the role of electricity, focusing on the double transitions of electrifying end-use sectors and decarbonizing the electricity sector to achieve China’s carbon neutrality target. This report particularly highlights the role of electrification and associated electricity system transformation in achieving China’s “30/60” goals, and identifies a set of near-term sectoral actions and long-term sectoral strategies that can be taken to accelerate electrification and power sector decarbonization to put China on a successful, low emissions growth pathway.

During the session, lead authors will present key findings and conclusions of the report, followed by a panel discussion of international scholars and experts on China's electrification pathways and policy recommendations, including IIASA ECE scientists Volker Key and Fei Guo. The launch event hopes to create an opportunity for international scholars and policy experts to share viewpoints and exchange opinions.

To join the event online:

Zoom link   
Meeting ID: 812 5843 7947; Passcode: 043752


Flagship Report Launch: Electrification in China’s Carbon Neutrality Pathways
Monday, 14 November 2022, 13:15-13:25 (Egypt time) 
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  • Zou Ji, CEO & President, Energy Foundation China (5 min)
  • Nate Hultman, Director, Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland (5 min)

13:25-14:00 Presentation & Discussion: Key Findings from the Report
Presenter and Moderator: Sha Yu, Co-Director, China Program, Center for Global Sustainability, University of Maryland (15 min)

Discussants (10 min each):

  • Lord Jonathan Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission
  • Hal Harvey, CEO, Energy Innovation

14:00-14:50 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Fu Sha, Program Director, Low Carbon Economic Growth; Director, Strategy and Planning, Energy Foundation China

Panelists (10 min each):

  • Volker Krey, Deputy Program Director, Energy, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Chai Qimin, Director, Strategy and Planning, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, MEE
  • Guo Fei, Research Scholar, Energy, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • Wang Ke, Professor, Renmin University of China
  • Zhou Nan, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

14:50-15:00 Audience Q&A

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