Tech | UK-China Tech Forum: COP26 and Net Zero Tech

UK-China Tech Forum

COP26 and Net Zero Tech


Date & Time: Wednesday 22nd September (9:00-10:30 am BST), Webinar

Technology is emerging as a key enabler in the path to net zero, with the tech sector playing a critical role both in CO2 emissions and mitigating the long-term impact of climate change. 5G networks, IoT, big data, AI and high-performance computing all have a critical role to play in addressing the global climate emergency.

The approaching COP26 summit in Glasgow will reinforce international climate change commitments. Both China and the UK have made significant commitments on emissions reduction and are actively pursuing more sustainable models of economic growth. The importance for closer collaboration in Net Zero Tech between the two nations has never been greater.

This webinar session will examine the wider landscape of net zero tech in both countries, highlighting existing synergies, and the long-term benefits of closer UK-China collaboration in this important area.

Speakers include senior representatives from DIT, KPMG, The Met Office, BSI, XAG.

 

Panellists

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Dr. Rosie L. Oakes International Climate Services Scientist, The Met Office
Dr. Rosie Oakes is a Senior Scientist in the International Climate Services team at the Met Office. Rosie has a background in earth, ocean, and climate sciences. Her work at the Met Office involves working with stakeholders and decision makers around the world to provide accessible climate information to help aid decision making.

Paulo Lopes, Director Strategic Partnerships (Greater China) BSI
Paulo has more than 15 years of work experience in strategy, sustainable development, information security, innovation, and certification across five continents. Paulo Lopes is the Director of Strategic Partnerships Greater China at BSI and responsible to develop and execute strategies to expand collaboration with key accounts, multinational companies, government entities and associations across Greater China.

Donglei Yan, Managing Director, North Summit Capital
Mr. Yan joined North Summit Capital, a China based venture capital fund focusing on climate change technologies and artificial intelligence technologies, as Managing Director in July 2021. Previously, Mr. Yan was Investment Managing Director of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings since 2017, responsible for corporate investments and strategic investments, fund formations, joint ventures, and fund raising activities. GCL-Poly is one of the world’s largest solar energy companies and is engaged in energy storage, LNG, power plants, micro grid, semiconductor materials manufacturing.

Moderator

Ting Zhang, Founder & CEO, Crayfish.io
Ting Zhang is one of leading China business experts in the UK. In her previous consulting career, her clients included hi-tech SMEs, FTSE100 corporates, as well as UK / European government agencies, US financial institutions and international VC firms. Based in Cambridge, Crayfish.io is the first digital platform that offers businesses the quality services and global connections needed to accelerate their international expansion, with a focus on Asia.

Ting is a Co-Vice Chair of the UK China Tech Forum and also hold various other volunteering roles, tirelessly helping a wider community between the UK and China to better understand and engage with each other.

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