CHINA PAVILION

Broad Participation, Joint Action

September 12-14, 2018

Yerba Buena Room, Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco

 

China and California have a longstanding, successful partnership on climate and clean energy. The China Pavilion at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit will bring together Chinese provinces, cities, businesses, and civil society to share their climate progress and to advance international cooperation. The three-day agenda at the China Pavilion features a high-level opening ceremony followed by numerous breakout sessions on carbon finance, cities’ climate action, carbon pricing, energy efficiency, zero-emissions vehicles, and more. The event is hosted by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China and the State of California, with support from Energy Foundation.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

8:30am – 10:00am Session I: China Pavilion Opening Ceremony: Broad Participation, Joint Action
10:10am – 12:00pm Session II: Climate Finance
1:30pm – 3:00pm Session III: Addressing Climate Change: Stories From China
3:00pm – 4:30pm Session IV: Launching Ceremony for the Global Climate Action Initiative and Dialogue Between Chinese and International Philanthropies

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

9:00am – 12:00pm GCAS Opening Plenary & Opening of the Call to Action (Moscone Center South)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Session V: Chinese Provinces and Cities in Action: Pathways Towards Low Carbon Development
3:30pm – 5:00pm Session VI: Carbon Market and Emissions Trading System

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

8:30am – 10:00am Session VII: China and California Collaboration for Green and Low Carbon Development: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
10:30am –12:00pm Session VIII: Twenty Years of Fighting Air Pollution in Beijing
11:00am – 1:00pm GCAS Closing Plenary & Delivery of the Call to Action (Moscone Center South)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Session IX: Accelerating Transportation Electrification Through Policy and Market Innovation
3:20pm – 5:00pm Session X: Corporate Innovation to Address Climate Change

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

8:30am – 10:00am Session I: China Pavilion Opening Ceremony: Broad Participation, Joint Action
Tackling climate change requires broad participation and joint action from all stakeholders. At the opening ceremony, climate champions like Minister XIE Zhenhua and Governor Jerry Brown will address the audience. Governments, academic institutions, and NGOs will also sign a series of MOUs, heralding a new chapter of joint action in combating climate change.

Opening Remarks (8:30 – 9:30)

Moderator: SUN Zhen, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China

Opening Speakers:

  • XIE Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China
  • Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor of California
  • Nicholas Stern, Chair, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • XIE Yuan, Vice President, Chinese People’s Association for Friendship With Foreign Countries
  • MIAO Ruilin, Vice Governor of Jiangsu Province
  • Janet Napolitano, President, University of California; former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Eric Heitz, CEO & Co-founder, Energy Foundation

 

MOU Signing Ceremony (9:30 – 10:00)

Coordinators: David Vance Wagner, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Energy Foundation China; Michael Murza, Law & Policy Advisor to Chair Weisenmiller, California Energy Commission

  • California-China Joint Statement on Friendship, Economic Development, and Climate Change
  • MEE-CA MOU on Climate and Environment (Announcement)
  • Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University – Energy Foundation China MOU
  • California-China Clean Tech Fund Launch (Announcement)
  • Beijing–California Clean Tech Fund (Announcement)
  • Shenzhen–California Clean Tech Fund (Announcement)
  • Jiangsu–California Clean Tech Fund (Announcement)
  • GCL Clean Tech Fund (Announcement)
  • California Fuel Cell Partnership–Shenzhen Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance MOU
  • Trilateral Cooperation of the ZEV Policy Lab Among the China Automotive Technology and Research Center, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, and UC Davis (TBD)

 

10:00am – 10:10am Tea Break

 

10:10am – 12:00pm Session II: Climate Finance
The Climate Finance session will share China’s strategies and pathways in climate finance innovation and its local pilots. Government representatives, financial professionals, and climate experts will gather together to analyze visions, policies, and practices for China’s climate financing, share innovative cooperation models among Chinese and international financial institutions, and explore the synergies between China’s climate policy and green finance systems. These discussions seek to lay a good foundation for the upcoming COP24 in Poland.

Keynote Speeches (10:10 – 10:40)

Moderator: SUN Yiting, Deputy Secretary General, International Finance Forum (IFF); Director, IFF Global Green Growth Center

Special Keynote 1: Climate Finance
Speaker: Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States

Special Keynote 2: Climate Innovation
Speaker: Steven Chu, former U.S. Secretary of Energy; Professor, Stanford University

The Role of the Global Environment Facility in Climate Financing (10:40 – 10:50) Speaker: Naoko Ishii, CEO & Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

Climate Financing Innovation and the Case of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) (10:50 – 11:00)
Speaker: ZHANG Jianyu, President & CEO, ICBC USA

World Bank’s Climate Finance Policies and Practices (11:00 – 11:10)
Speaker: John Roome, Senior Director for Climate Change, World Bank

Panel Discussion (11:00 – 12:00)
Moderator: SUN Yiting, Deputy Secretary General, International Finance Forum (IFF); Director, IFF Global Green Growth Center

Panelists:

  • Matthew Arnold, Managing Director & Global Head of Sustainable Finance, J.P. Morgan
  • Michael Wilkins, Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance, S&P Global
  • LIU Shuang, Program Director of Low Carbon Economic Growth, Energy Foundation China
  • Dan Carol, Senior Advisor to Governor Jerry Brown
  • YU Lan, Member of the Editorial Board & Head of the Economic Affairs Department, China News Service

 

12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Networking

 

1:30pm – 3:00pm Session III: Addressing Climate Change: Stories From China
Our world today is undergoing seismic changes. New growth engines for the global economy are needed. The world’s biggest developing country and the second largest economy, China is working to build an “eco-civilization” that promotes green and low-carbon transformation, effective oversight of climate and the environment, as well as technological innovation. These efforts will help China play a more important role in global climate governance. The China Pavilion will host a salon for the media and the public to present stories of climate governance and clean energy transition from China.

Opening Speaker & Moderator: SUN Zhen, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China (1:30 – 1:35)

Story 1: China’s Actions to Address Climate Change and Low Carbon Development (1:35 – 1:49)
Speaker: XU Huaqing, Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

Story 2: The Story of New Energy Vehicles in China (1:49 – 2:03)
Speaker: ZHANG Jinhua, Executive Vice President & Secretary-General, Society of Automotive Engineers of China

Story 3: Urbanization in China: Challenges and Co-Control of Air Pollutant and Carbon Emissions (2:03 – 2:17)
Speaker: TANG Jie, Professor, Harbin Industrial University (Shenzhen); former Mayor of Shenzhen

Story 4: Pathway of the Decarbonization of Chinese Industries (2:17 – 2:31)
Speaker: HE Ping, Program Director of Industry, Energy Foundation China

Story 5: Green Transition in China (TBD) (2:31 – 2:45)
Speaker: WANG Yi, Vice President, Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Q&A (2:45 – 3:00)

 

3:00pm – 4:30pm Session IV: Launching Ceremony for the Global Climate Action Initiative & Dialogue Between Chinese and International Philanthropies
Called by Minister XIE Zhenhua, China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs, Chinese philanthropies represented by NIU Gensheng, HE Qiaonyu, DANG Yanbao, WANG Shi, and AI Luming will jointly launch the “Global Climate Action Initiative” to tackle climate change. The initiative aims to support the Chinese government in honoring President Xi’s climate commitments, to take an active role in the research and practice in global climate mitigation and sustainable development, and to promote the achievement of the Paris Agreement and green and low-carbon development around the world.

Moderator: GUO Su, Associate President, China Global Philanthropy Institute

Opening Remarks for the Global Climate Action Initiative (3:00 – 3:10)

Opening Speaker: XIE Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China; Co-Chair of Global Climate Action Summit

Representative of Chinese Philanthropists Reading the Initiative Statement (3:10 – 3:15) NIU Gensheng, Founder & Honorable Chairman, Lao Niu Foundation Presentations by Supporters of the Initiative (3:15 – 3:30)

HE Jiankun, former Executive Vice President of Tsinghua Universit
DANG Yanbao, Founder & Chairman, Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation

 

Launching Ceremony for the Global Climate Action Initiative (3:30 – 3:40)

  • XIE Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China; Co- Chair of Global Climate Action Summit
  • NIU Gensheng, Honorable Chairman, Lao Niu Foundation
  • DANG Yanbao, Founder & Chairman, Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation
  • AI Luming, Executive Chairman, SEE Foundation
  • WANG Shi, Chairman, Vanke Foundation
  • DONG Ce, President, Qiaonyu Foundation
  • LI Zheng, Executive Vice President, Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Tsinghua University
  • LI Jiaqiang, former Secretary-General of Tsinghua University Education Foundation
  • JIN Jiaman, Executive Director, Global Environmental Institute
  • GUO Su, Associate President, China Global Philanthropy Institute

 

Congratulatory Remarks (3:40 – 3:45)

 

Dialogue Between Chinese and International Philanthropies on New Approaches to Addressing the Challenge of Global Climate Change (3:45 – 4:30)

Moderator: WANG Yi, Vice President, Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member of the Standing Committee, National People’s Congress of China

Panelists:

  • NIU Gensheng, Founder & Honorable Chairman, Lao Niu Foundation
  • DANG Yanbao, Founder & Chairman, Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation
  • AI Luming, Executive Chairman, SEE Foundation
  • WANG Shi, Chair, Vanke Foundation
  • Representative, Bloomberg Philanthropies (TBD)
  • Representative, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (TBD)
  • Representative, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (TBD)
  • Representative, Oak Foundation (TBD)

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

9:00am – 12:00pm GCAS Opening Plenary & Opening of the Call to Action (Moscone Center South)

1:30pm – 3:00pm Session V: Chinese Provinces and Cities in Action: Pathways Towards Low Carbon Development
Local action is a key to achieving countries’ nationally determined contributions to the Paris Agreement. Chinese provinces and cities have deployed local action and pilots to help China achieve its national target of peaking carbon emissions around 2030 and to make best efforts to peak early. In this session, representatives from pilot provinces and cities in China and from California will share their experiences of local low-carbon action. Experts will also join the discussion, providing insights for China’s provincial- and city-level low-carbon development in the future.

Opening Remarks (1:30 – 1:40)

Moderator: SUN Zhen, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China

Opening Speaker: Matt Rodriquez, California Secretary for Environmental Protection

Speech 1: Beijing Case (1:40 – 1:48)
Speaker: FANG Li, Director General, Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau

Speech 2: Los Angeles Practices (1:48 – 1:56)
Speaker: Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles

Speech 3: Chengdu’s Low-Carbon Experience (1:56 – 2:04)
Speaker: HUANG Haosen, Director of Institute of Industry and Environment Economy, Chengdu Economic Information Center

Panel Discussion (2:04 – 3:00)
Moderator: XU Huaqing, Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

Panelists:

  • Kate Meis, Executive Director, California’s Local Government Commission          LIU Xiaolei, Director of Air Quality and Environment Management Division, Provincial Environmental Protection Agency of Jiangsu
  • LIU Qiang, NCSC
  • QIAN Jingjing, Chairperson, International Technical Supporting Platform for City Emission Peaking (ISP-CEP)
  • WANG Zhigao, Program Director of Low Carbon Cities, Energy Foundation China

 

3:00pm – 3:30pm Tea Break

 

3:30pm – 5:00pm Session VI: Carbon Market and Emissions Trading System
Building a well-functioning national carbon market is essential for tackling climate change and achieving low-carbon development in China. China started seven local emissions trading pilots in 2011, and initiated its national emissions trading scheme with the power sector in late 2017. In this session, representatives from emissions trading pilot provinces and cities in China, as well as from the E.U. and California, will share experiences on their carbon markets. They will also discuss with experts about how to optimize China’s national emissions trading system.

Opening Remarks (3:30 – 3:45)
Moderator: SUN Zhen, Deputy Director General, Department of Climate Change of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China

Opening Speaker: Hector De La Torre, California Air Resources Board Member; former Representative in the California State Legislature

Speech 1: Facilitate Carbon Price Mechanism and Promote Low Carbon Transition (3:45 – 3:55)
Speaker: HE Jiankun, former Executive Vice President of Tsinghua University

Speech 2: Carbon Market in Europe (3:55 – 4:05)
Speaker: Beatriz Yordi, Director for European and International Carbon Markets, DirectorateGeneral for Climate Action, European Commission

Speech 3: Experiences From Shenzhen’s Carbon Market (TBD) (4:05 – 4:15)
Speaker: TANG Jie, Professor, Harbin Industrial University (Shenzhen); former Mayor of Shenzhen

Speech 4: Development and Prospect of Forest Carbon Trade in China (4:15 – 4:25)
Speaker: DU Yongsheng, Chinaman, China Green Carbon Foundation

 

Panel Discussion (4:25 – 5:00)
Moderator: SUN Yiting, Deputy Secretary General, International Finance Forum (IFF); Director, IFF Global Green Growth Center

Panelists:

  •  Daniel Besley, Senior Climate Change Specialist, World Bank Group
  •  Rajinder Sahota, Assistant Division Chief, Industrial Strategies Division, California Air Resources Board
  •  ZHANG Jianyu, Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
  •  TENG Fei, Associate Professor, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University
  •  LIU Shuang, Program Director of Low Carbon Economic Growth, Energy Foundation China

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

8:30am – 10:00am Session VII: China and California Collaboration for Green and Low Carbon Development: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Climate collaboration among governments is of growing importance in today’s world. In this session, local representatives from China and California will speak about topics like energy transition, efficiency improvement, and grid integration, as well as exchange ideas on green and low-carbon collaboration between China and California.

Opening Remarks (8:30 – 8:40)
Moderator: Michael Murza, Law & Policy Advisor to Chair Weisenmiller, California Energy Commission

Opening Speakers:

  • Robert Weisenmiller, Chair of California Energy Commission: Announcement of Title 24 Translation (California’s Building Energy                  Efficiency Standards)
  • XU Huaqing, Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC)

 

Speech 1: Energy Transition (8:40 – 8:49)
Speaker: Amory Lovins, Chairman & Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute

Speech 2: China’s Renewable Energy Development (8:49 – 8:58)
Speaker: ZHAO Daiqing, Director of Energy Strategy and Low-carbon Development Research Center, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Speech 3: Renewables Policy and Procurement (8:58 – 9:07)
Speaker: Cliff Rechtschaffen, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Speech 4: Grid Integration (9:07 – 9:16)
Speaker: Phil Pettingill, Director of Regional Integration, California Independent System Operator

 

Panel Discussion: California-China Low Carbon Development Collaboration (9:16 – 10:00)
Moderator: HE Ping, Program Director of Industry, Energy Foundation China

Panelists:

  • Andrew McAllister, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Peter Calthorpe, Principal, Calthorpe Associates; Author, Emerald Cities: Planning for Smart and Green China
  • Dan Kammen, Professor, UC Berkeley
  • WANG Zhiwei, President, GEIRI North America
  • WENG Jun, Deputy General Manager, Hangzhou Public Transport Group

 

10:00am – 10:30am Tea Break

 

10:30am – 12:00pm Session VIII: Twenty Years of Fighting Air Pollution in Beijing
Moderators: Catherine Witherspoon, Independent Consultant; former Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board; Michael Walsh, Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Council on Clean Transportation

Opening Remarks (10:30 – 10:35)

Opening Speaker: Representative, Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China (TBD)

Speech 1: The Future of Pollution Control and Climate Change (10:35 – 10:43)
Speaker: Helena Molin Valdes, Head, UN Environment-hosted Climate and Clean Air Coalition Secretariat

Speech 2: Air Quality Goals and Strategy (10:43 – 10:51)
Speaker: FANG Li, Director General, Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau

Speech 3: Assessment of 20 Years of Air Pollution Control in Beijing (10:51 – 11:01) Speaker: HE Kebin, Dean of Environmental School, Tsinghua University; Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering

Speech 4: California’s Air Quality and Climate Change Strategy (11:01 – 11:09)
Speaker: Matt Rodriquez, California Secretary for Environmental Protection / Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board (TBD)

Speech 5: Sensor Based Environmental Big Data Capture and Support in Decision Making on Air Pollution Control (11:09 – 11:17)
Speaker: LIU Baoxian, Deputy Director, Beijing Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center

Speech 6: How Beijing Can Move Towards Zero Emissions (11:17 – 11:25)
Speaker: GONG Huiming, Program Director of Transportation, Energy Foundation China

Panel Discussion: Recommendations for Beijing’s Next Step: Co-Control of Air Pollutant and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (11:25 – 11:45)

 

MOU Signing Ceremony (11:45 – 12:00)

Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau–Energy Foundation China MOU

11:00am – 1:00pm GCAS Closing Plenary & Delivery of the Call to Action (Moscone Center South)

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch & Networking

 

1:00pm – 3:00pm Session IX: Accelerating Transportation Electrification Through Policy and Market Innovation
The transport sector is contributing to a growing share of greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions. In this session, policymakers, researchers, and entrepreneurs will discuss how to accelerate electrification in the transportation sector through policy and market innovation. They will try to answer questions such as what lessons can be learned from the rapid deployment of electric/zero emissions vehicles in China; how to address the policy, technology, and market challenges for transportation electrification; and where the opportunities lie for 10 future growth.

Opening Remarks (1:00 – 1:30)
Moderator: LIU Xiaoshi, Deputy Secretary, China EV100

Opening Speakers:

  • Panorea Avdis, Director of CA Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
  • ZOU Ji, President, Energy Foundation China
  • Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board

 

Panel Discussion: ZEV/NEV Policies in China and California—Challenges and Opportunities (1:30 – 2:15)
Moderator: Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board

Panelists:

  •   ZHANG Jinhua, Executive Vice President & Secretary-General, Society of Automotive Engineers of China
  •   FANG Li, Director General, Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau Dan Sperling, Founding Director, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
  •   HE Kebin, Dean of Environmental School, Tsinghua University; Academician,     Chinese Academy of Engineering
  •   CHEN Lei, Director General, Nanjing Transport Bureau
  •   GONG Huiming, Program Director of Transportation, Energy Foundation China

 

Panel Discussion: Leading Corporations in Innovative Action (2:15 – 3:00)
Moderator: LIU Xiaoshi, Deputy Secretary, China EV100

Panelists:

  •   Stella Li, President, BYD America
  •   LIAN Qingfeng, Executive Vice President, BAIC BJEV
  •   ZHANG Yang, Vice President, NIO
  •   Dirk Abendroth, Vice President of Autonomous Driving and Powertrain, BYTON
  • GU Junli, Vice President, Xpeng

 

3:00pm – 3:20pm Tea Break

 

3:20pm – 5:00pm Session X: Corporate Innovation to Address Climate Change
Entrepreneurs will share innovative cases of green manufacturing, clean energy, and green supply chains, and talk about cross-boundary cooperation and industrial leadership in climate governance. Chinese entrepreneurs will also initiate the “Climate Action by Chinese Enterprises” to pledge their commitment to the Paris Agreement.

Opening Remarks (3:20 – 3:35)
Moderator: CHEN Yimei, Secretary-General, Vanke Foundation

Opening Speakers:

  • XIE Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China
  • WANG Shi, Founder & Honorary Chairman, Vanke Group; Chairman, Vanke Foundation; Founder, C Team
  • QIAN Xiaohua, President, SEE Foundation; Executive Board Member, Sunac;      Executive Director, China’s Real Estate Industry Green Supply Chain Action

 

Launching Ceremony for the Climate Action by Chinese Enterprises (3:35 – 3:45)

Moderator: Tim FENG, Chief of Staff to Vanke’s Honorary Chairman; Standing Board Member, C Team
To respond to Mr. XIE Zhenhua’s call, the following enterprises/organizations jointly propose the Climate Action by Chinese Enterprises: Vanke Foundation, Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology (SEE), C Team, WWF Beijing Office, One Planet Foundation, Zero Waste Alliance, China Green Carbon Foundation, China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance, China Chain-Store & Franchise Association, China Textile Industry Federation, China Textile Information Center, Textile Sustainable Manufacturing Coalition (TexSMC), Hydrogen Industry Collaborative Innovation Platform of China Industrial Economic Federation, China Energy Conservation Association, China Rural Energy Industry Association, Weather China, China Low Carbon Network, Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange, Shenzhen Non-Governmental Organization Federation, and more.

Paris Agreement and Corporate Actions: Promoting Industrial Upgrading (3:45 – 4:20)
Moderator: CHEN Yimei, Secretary-General, Vanke Foundation

Speakers:

  • WANG Shuguang, CEO, Broad Group US
  • HU Huiming, Vice Chief
  • Representative, GCL Group North America
  • Representative, New Energy Nexus Representative, Microsoft (TBD)

 

High-Level Dialogue: Cross-Boundary Cooperation and Industrial Leadership in Climate Governance (4:20 – 5:00)
Moderator: ZHANG Li, Chairman, China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance; SecretaryGeneral; SEE Foundation

Speakers:

  • WANG Xiaoguang, Secretary General, Enterprise Social Responsibility Research ThinkTank of the China Federation of Industrial Economics
  • DU Yongsheng, Chairman, China Green Carbon Foundation
  • WANG Qi, Acting CEO, U.S.-China Green Energy Council; Executive Director, YuanChu technology Group; CTO, Bay Environmental technology Company
  • Heather Grady, Vice President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Advisor, The B Team
  • Colburn S. Wilbur, Trustee Emeritus and Former President, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
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