COP28 Agenda

Expert Roundtable: Chinese and International Enterprises’ Efforts in Industrial Decarbonization

When 15:15-16:45 (CN)
07:15-08:45 (UK)
23:15 (Dec 8)-00:45 (SF)
Where Energy Foundation China Pavilion, China Pavilion EXPO 2020 (Green Zone), X583+2CW Sunrise Avenue - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Time: December 9, 2023, 11:15-12:45 (Dubai Time)


China's industrial sector, a major contributor to the country's carbon emissions, is facing increasing pressure to set and achieve climate targets for carbon neutrality. In response to the urgent need for carbon reduction in the industrial sector and to facilitate zero-carbon industrial transition, Energy Foundation China (EF China) launched the “China Industry Deep Decarbonization” Program (CIDD), targeted at providing systematic technical support to advance top-level policy design, sector action, market mechanism, and cross-cutting efforts. In particular, it intends to enhance the ambition of enterprises and accelerate their decarbonization progress to achieve climate mitigation goals.

With the aim of facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration opportunities, EF China and its partners will leverage COP28 to organize an Expert Roundtable, bringing together key experts and enterprises from China and other countries on key industries like steel and cement. By sharing best practices and insights from the field, this roundtable aims to bridge Chinese and international enterprises, establish shared ambitions, and unlock their carbon reduction potential in the future, contributing to climate safety and economic prosperity in China and around the world.


Moderator: He Ping, Senior Director of China Industry Program, Energy Foundation China


Opening Remarks

  • Zou Ji, CEO & President, Energy Foundation China


Keynote Speech

  • Professor Huang Zhen, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; President of Carbon Neutrality Development Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Sectoral Presentations (8 minutes for each):

  • Liu Juan, Vice President, HBIS International Trading Co; Chief Expert, HBIS Sustainable Development Research Center
  • Prof. Karen Scrivener, Professor, Head of the Construction Materials Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Zhu Yaping, Vice President, Huaxin Cement International


Expert Roundtable Discussion

The roundtable aims at sharing challenges and opportunities, as well as promoting pioneering actions in industry deep decarbonization among enterprises. The discussions will focus on:

  • Policies and low-carbon standards
  • Market-based accelerators and green supply chains
  • Technology breakthroughs in iron & steel and cement sectors including hydrogen steelmaking, CCUS, and fuel switching
  • International cooperation

Panelists (3-4 min for each):

  • Zhang Yongjie, Principal Researcher, Baosteel Central Research Institute (online)
  • Meng Fei, China Initiatives Director, Climate Imperative Foundation
  • Dr. Philip Andrews-Speed, Senior Research Fellow of China Energy Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (online)
  • Jennie Dodson, Senior Director, Policy Advocacy & Member Mobilization & Member of the WBCSD Extended Leadership Group


Closing Remarks

  • David Vance Wagner, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Energy Foundation China



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