The High-level Seminar on Engineering Innovation Promoting Green and Low Carbon Development was held on September 5 during 2022 China International Fair for Trade in Services (hereinafter referred to as “Trade in Services”). The event was sponsored by World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) Chinese Committee and Technology Innovation Committee. Reknown experts from home and abroad are invited to discuss and share their views around the theme of “engineering innovation services green low carbon development”, from dimensions of the scientific and technological revolution, policy support and industry development.
The opening ceremony was presided over by Peng Jing, chairman of the Technology Innovation Committee WFEO and vice president of China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR). Gong Ke, former chairman of WFEO and chairman of WFEO Chinese Committee, Luo Hui, member of the Leading Party Members Group of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) as well as officials from Beijing Municipal People's Government, Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST), SINOPEC Engineering Group and China Institute of Electronics delivered speeches on behalf of organizers respectively.
In his speech, Gong Ke pointed out that achieving the 'double-carbon' goal and the energy revolution is a broad and profound systematic economic and social change. He hoped that engineers bear in mind the notions of sustainability and "double-carbon", and continuously deepen the scientific understanding of sustainable development and dual-carbon issues, enhance their professional ability to work for achieving the goals of sustainable development and reduce carbon and decarbonize in the whole life cycle of engineering.
Luo Hui said in her speech that 42 million engineering science and technology talents are the backbone of China’s endeavor for steady progress in low carbon transformation, and valuable human resources of “double carbon” goal. CAST is ready to join forces from all sectors of society to unite and guide science and technology workers to make strenuous long-term efforts on clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient emission, win the tough battle of carbon peak and carbon neutrality, and provide more Chinese solutions and experiences for global sustainable development.
Gong Ke is giving an opening speech.
The seminar was composed of three phases.
The theme of the first is "Engineering innovation accelerates the green and low-carbon technological revolution". Keynote speeches included Technology emcarbon action and green high-quality development by He Kebin, president of Beijing Institute of Engineers, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Building a multi-energy and complementary energy coupling body to promote the clean, low-carbon and high-quality development of the petrochemical industry by Sun Lili, Vice President of BAST, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, president and Party secretary-general of SINOPEC Refining and Chemical Engineering (Group) Co. Ltd., Key technologies and systems of multi-energy flow comprehensive energy management to support the green and low-carbon development of energy by Sun Hongbin, vice chairman of the Energy Committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organization, vice president of Taiyuan University of Technology and director of the Energy Internet Energy Management and Regulation Research Center of Tsinghua University, and Green Building Technology helps Dual Goal by He Jing, member of the Engineering Environment Special Committee of WFEO, deputy chief architect of China Institute of Architectural Design Standards.
The theme of the second phase of the seminar is "Engineering innovation and construction of green and low-carbon policy system ". Keynote speeches included The important role engineers play in promoting balanced and inclusive green growth and international cooperation in low-carbon development by Mohan Munasinghe, Laureate of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, Senior Honorary Advisor to the Sri Lankan Government, former vice chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Green and low-carbon transformation needs Systematic Engineering Innovation by Zhou Dadi, former director of the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission, academic consultant of the China Energy Research Society, member of the National Climate Change Expert Committee, and member of the China Carbon Neutral 50 People Forum, Facing engineering and technological challenges in the global climate change: the importance of international cooperation by McElroy, member of the American Academy of Humanities and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, member of the Royal Irish Academy of Arts and Sciences, the seventh China Environment and Development International Cooperation Committee, Harvard University professor of environmental science, and Carbon Market Construction and Green and Low-carbon Transformation by Zhang Jianyu, executive director of the "Belt and Road" International Institute for Green Development and specially invited consultant of the China Commission for International Cooperation on Environment and Development.
Xue Lan, director of Schwarzman Scholars of Tsinghua university, senior professor of arts, China Science and Technology Policy Research Center, Wang Qinglin, vice chairman of WFEO Chinese Committee, vice director of CAST department of International Affairs, Tian Feng, Sensetime Intelligent Industry Research Institute, Zhao Yubo, vice president of Shandong Industry Technology Research Institute and Qingdao executive director, and Zhai Endi, Chief Engineer of Jinfeng Technology co., LTD. Spoke as dialogue guests around the topic of "engineering innovation promoting the development of green low carbon industry".
The third phase was a round table forum. Xue Lan, director of Schwarzman Scholars of tsinghua university, senior professor of arts, China Science and Technology Policy Research Center, Wang Qinglin, vice chairman of WFEO Chinese Committee, vice director of CAST department of International Affairs, Tian Feng, Sensetime Intelligent Industry Research Institute, Zhao Yubo, vice president of Shandong Industry Technology Research Institute and Qingdao executive director, and Zhai Endi, Chief Engineer of Jinfeng Technology Co., Ltd. spoke as dialogue guests around the topic of "engineering innovation promoting the development of green low carbon industry".
A group photo of the forum
A theme exhibition was also staged in Beijing National Conference Center during Trade in Services, showing excellent practice of engineering innovation for green and low carbon goal, with an aim to promote value concepts and beneficial experiences of engineering innovation to promote the development of green and low carbon, enhance the cooperation and exchange for global engineering innovation. A VR exhibition hall attracts many visitors online.
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