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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

On 7 August 2022, C-EENRG Fellow Dr. Tong Xu gave an opening speech at the 2022 International Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy organized by the China Energy Society. Dr. Xu currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Energy and Environment Expert Committee of the China Energy Society. More than 100,000 people attended the conference in person or online over the three weeks of in-person and online events.

On 24 August 2022, together with C-EENRG Fellow Dr. Deyu Li, postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University, Dr. Tong Xu organized a satellite session of the conference titled ‘Energy Policy, Finance, Innovation and Carbon Neutrality’. Several C-EENRG Fellows and Researchers participated in the session. Current Deputy Director of C-EENRG Dr. Sergey Kolesnikov gave a presentation titled ‘Technology spillovers as drivers of clean energy Innovation’. C-EENRG Fellow Dr. Jing Meng, Associate Professor at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London, presented her paper on technology forecasting for the energy transition published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) last year. C-EENRG Researcher Jürgen Sauer presented his PhD research on the Chinese and multilateral development finance in the global electricity sector featuring his recent papers in Joule and Global Environment Change. Dr. Deyu Li presented his ongoing research on the synergies between digital transition and clean energy transition. Other speakers in the session also included C-EENRG Fellow Professor Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, with the talk on the role of carbon markets in reaching net zero, and Dr. Yunhu Gao, Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, who discussed potential reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from nitrogen fertilisers. The session, showcasing research from C-EENRG and broader University of Cambridge, was broadcasted online and attended by more than 2,000 people in online audience.