Past Event

China's Energy Transition

December 9, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Online Event

China is the world’s largest energy consumer, energy producer and greenhouse gas emitter. Its patterns of energy use have profound impacts on energy markets, geopolitics and the global climate. The Chinese government has committed to dramatic changes in its energy systems in the decades ahead, including an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2060.

How can China meet this ambitious goal? What steps can China take in this decade to transform its energy system while also pursuing other goals, including economic growth and energy security? Please join us for presentations on two leading analyses of these topics – the China Energy Transformation Outlook, by the Energy Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research (ERI) and the Energy Sector Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality in China, by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Following the presentations, two leading experts will offer thoughts and commentary on the analyses.


  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA


  • Wang Zhongying, Director General, Energy Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research
  • Timur Gül, Head, Energy Technology Policy Division, International Energy Agency
  • Valerie Karplus, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kevin Tu, Non-Resident Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.

This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Natalie Volk ([email protected]).

For more information about the event, please contact [email protected].

Contact Information

Center on Global Energy Policy