Carbon emissions peak and carbon neutrality are one of the hottest topics and top priorities for many countries. In active response to the upcoming COP26 in November, GEIDCO will co-convene the Seminar on the Road to Global Carbon Neutrality with the UNFCCC on November 4th, 2021, aimed at further advancing green, low-carbon and sustainable development, and addressing climate change. At the event, GEIDCO will release its latest research findings on The Road to Global Carbon Neutrality, and the joint research with the UNFCCC Secretariat on the Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring for the Energy Sector. Due to the pandemic, the seminar will be held online. The confirmed speakers include heads of the UNFCCC Secretariat and the WMO, and world-renowned experts and scholars from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The event is expected to have about 200 participants from relevant international organizations, energy and power enterprises, financial institutions, universities and research institutions, onsite and virtual.


November 4th , 2021, 17:00-19:30 (GMT+8)

Session Ⅰ: Opening Remarks

H.E. Mr. Ovais Sarmad, Deputy Executive Secretary of UNFCCC secretariat

H.E. Mr. Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General

 Representative of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC)

Representative of GEIDCO

Session ⅡRelease of Research Findings

Release of The Road to Global Carbon Neutrality by GEIDCO

Release of Compendium on GHG Baselines and Monitoring for the Energy Sector by UNFCCC, GEIDCO, UNEP-DTU

Session ⅢThematic Speeches

Mr. Pan Jiahua, Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Mr. Eng. Abel Didier TELLA, Director General of the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA)

Prof. Kang Chongqing, Director, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University

Mr. Maxx DilleyDirector of the Climate Programme and the Climate Coordinator and the Deputy Director of Services of WMO

Mr. Eddie Rich, Chief Executive Officer of the International Hydropower Association (IHA)

Dr. Keywan Riahi, Director of the Energy Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

Mr. Matthew Wittenstein, Chief of Section, Energy Connectivity, UNESCAP

   Dr. Fang Li, Country Director, WRI China

Tips:The seminar will be held online via « ZOOM », the meeting ID and password will be sent 3 days before the meeting.

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