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Global Energy Transition toward Carbon Neutrality

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July 7, 2022 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am UTC+8

The 2022 Tsinghua Global Summer School (GSS) will be held from July 4 to July 10, themed “A Healthy Planet for Sustainable Development“. There will be more than 1,000 outstanding young students from all over the world participating in the courses online.

One of the important components of the GSS is the “GSS Masterclass“. This Year, we have invited distinguished professors and experts from different schools and institutions of Tsinghua University to share their frontier insights with our GSS participants. GSS Masterclasses will be broadcast live both on GSS official website and XuetangX. Please stay tuned! 

Professor Zhang Xiliang’s lecture will be addressing some important questions regarding the global energy transition in the context of carbon neutrality with an emphasis on China. The questions include but are not limited to:

  • What change will take place in the global and China’s energy system to achieve the carbon neutrality goal?
  • What roles will energy efficiency, renewable energy, nuclear energy, electrification, CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage), DAC (Direct Air Capture) will play in the attainment of the carbon neutrality goal?
  • What are the institutional barriers to the low carbon energy economy system transformation?
  • What new policy instruments are needed to enable the energy transition?

Time: July 7th, 10:30-11:30, Beijing time (GMT+8)

Link for live stream (and replay): https://www.xuetangx.com/live/20220704summerintl/20220704summer/12259630/21931441

ZHANG Xiliang
director of the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University.


ZHANG Xiliang is a professor and director of the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University. Professor Zhang is a member of the National Experts Panel on Climate Change and the Chair of the Energy Systems Engineering Committee of the China Energy Research Society. He has been heading the expert group of national carbon market design since 2015. He was the lead author of the fourth and fifth IPCC Climate Change Assessment Report. He was granted the Leading Talent Award by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and the First Award for Humanity and Social Science Research by the Ministry of Education in 2020. His current research interests include low-carbon energy economy transformation, climate change economics, and climate change policy and mechanism design. Professor Zhang holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Tsinghua University.

Tsinghua University Institute of Economics, Energy and Environment (short for 3E) founded in 1980, is a university-level research institute jointly established by Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, School of Economics and Management and School of Public Administration of Tsinghua University.

Now, there are 25 full-time researchers, more than 30 doctoral students and 10 master students, work or study in 3E. For more information please visit the institute’s website http://www.3e.tsinghua.edu.cn


July 7, 2022
10:30 am – 11:30 am UTC+8
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