Past Event

Screening and Discussion: "A Journey to United Nations Climate Change Conference: Origin"

January 10, 2020
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

On January 10, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and All-China Environment Federation invite you to a screening and discussion of the documentary film A Journey to United Nations Climate Change Conference: Origin.

You will have an exclusive opportunity to meet with participants of the documentary and hear their initial intention of combating climate change. Dr. Xiaojun YUAN, Lamont Research Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, and Xu WEN, a Chinese polar explorer who is currently crossing Antarctica alone, will also join the discussion online.


About the documentary

The A Journey to United Nations Climate Change Conference: Origin is the first documentary from China that narrates the historic moment of 25 years' process of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the climate actions from Chinese civil society during this time period.



6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Registration

(Dinner will be served)


7:00 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.  Opening remarks

  • Columbia Global Centers | Beijing

  • Yao NI, Deputy Director, Department of International Cooperation, All-China Environment Federation


7:10 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.  Screening

A Journey to United Nations Climate Change Conference: Origin


7:50 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Online sharing

  • Xu WEN, Founder of Polar Hub, who is currently making the longest unaided solo trek across Antarctica


8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion

  • Zhihua GONG, Founder of Green Lifestyle Media; Director of the documentary

  • Xiaowen ZHENG, Executive Director of China Youth Climate Action Network; Participant of the documentary

  • Binbin WANG, Program Director at Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Tsinghua University; Consultant of the documentary

  • Qimin CHAI, Associate Researcher at the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation; Consultant of the documentary

  • Yimei CHEN, Secretary General of Vanke Foundation; Co-presenter of the documentary


8:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.  Comments

  • Xiaojun YUAN, Lamont Research Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University


8:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Informal discussion & Group photo



  • The event will be in Chinese.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance.

  • Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the program. Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance.

  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]