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26 October 2021

China Week 2021: Event series to discuss climate change and the environment ahead of COP26

Join an exciting programme of events from 25-29 October

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Ahead of the UN COP26 in Glasgow, King’s College London’s Lau China Institute will host a week-long series of events to discuss China’s role in addressing the greatest global challenge of our time.

China Week is being held from 25th-29th October 2021 and will consist of high-level panel discussions, film screenings, book launches, photography exhibitions, and much more, featuring special guests and leading China experts from the UK and across the globe.

Topics covered during the week include China’s 2060 carbon pledge & the economic transition to a low carbon future; the ‘green steel’ opportunity; digital environmental activism in the China; biodiversity & COP15; the health impacts of climate change; the green Belt & Road; and the role of youth in driving change. Speakers include:

  • Dame Caroline Wilson DCMG, British Ambassador to China
  • Isabel Hilton OBE, Founder, China Dialogue
  • Erik Solheim, former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) & former Norwegian Minister for Environment
  • Ma Jun, Founder of China’s Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs
  • Dr Jinfeng Zhou, Secretary General, China Biodiversity Conservation & Green Development Foundation
  • Dr Frank Jotzo, Director of the Centre for Climate & Energy Policy, Australian National University
  • Dr Champa Patel, Director of Asia Pacific Programme, Chatham House
  • Professor Haidong Kan, World Economic Forum

With China remaining an indispensable partner in the global fight against climate change as the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, China Week presents a much needed platform for dialogue on China’s role both domestically and across the globe.

The event will be opened by President and Principal of King's College London, Professor Shitij Kapur and will also feature speakers from Harvard Business School, Chatham House, the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change at the London School of Economics, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Australian National University, World Resources Institute, the Institute for International Political Studies and more.

To view the full programme of events and to sign up please visit this page