Past Event

Opening Ceremony: The 12th International Youth Summit on Energy and Climate Change

July 18, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing cordially invites you to the opening ceremony of the 12th International Youth Summit on Energy and Climate Change (IYSECC), which is initiated and co-sponsored by a group of Chinese youths who focus on global sustainable development, international energy development and climate change issues. With the intention of involving global youths to care and talk about global climate issues, this summit vigorously promotes open communications between youths and industry leaders, preparing them for future leadership.

This year's summit is supported by the Beijing Global Center and will be hosted online surrounding three major issues, including climate change, biodiversity, and energy.



09:00 – 09:10 a.m.  Opening Ceremony

09:10 – 09:20 a.m.  Speech by the Feng JIA, Director of the Publicity and Education Center of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment

09:20 – 09:30 a.m.  Speech by Mr. Berton, Representative of Embassy of France in China

09:30 – 09:40 a.m.  Speech by Xiaojing FEI, Board Member of China Youth Climate Action Network

09:50 – 10:10 a.m.  Keynote: Clean Energy Transition

David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia SIPA

Read David Sandalow's Guide to Chinese Climate Policy HERE

10:15 – 10:40 a.m.  Keynote: Green Energy Opportunities in the Public Events

Junfeng LI, Director of the Academic Committee of the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission

10:45 – 11:10 a.m.  Keynote: How should Chinese youth respond to climate change in the next ten years?

Sicheng LI, CEO of WWF China; Elected Member of the Network Executive Team of WWF global network.

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Q&A


  • This webinar will be livestreamed at 9:00 a.m. in Beijing Time (9:00 p.m. in NY Time) and conducted in Chinese and English.
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