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Climate change and the challenge of a green economy: Scotland/UK & China

Climate change and the challenge of a green economy: Scotland/UK & China

Date: Wednesday 20 October 2021 - Thursday 21 October 2021
Time: 11:00
Venue: Online (Zoom webinar)
Category: Public lectures, Academic events, COP 26 Online
Speaker: Ronald MacDonald, Jinny Yan, Xu He, ZhongXiang Zhang, Mike Danson, etc
Website: www.gla.ac.uk/explore/confucius/whatson/climateforum/

COP26 in Glasgow will be another episode in ongoing attempts to reach international agreement on efforts to tackle the threat of climate change. To meet global targets in the emission reductions, the world requires the decisive expansion of coordinated action. The stated aims of COP26 are net zero emissions by mid-century, adaption to protect communities and habitats, the mobilization of finance, and cooperation.

This public online forum, held in advance of COP26, will be an opportunity to consider some of the economic imperatives that form part of the puzzle for achieving meaningful action. It will explore the impact of climate change action for economies as well as the nature of relevant policy and financial innovations. In order to consider tangible realities, it will focus on the economies of Scotland/UK and China. This will provide a contrast in possibilities: Scotland is a smaller nation— perhaps capable of a nimbler response—working inside broader UK goals, while China is a major player with a key role in the future of the global response.

This online forum brings together experts in various fields of economics from around the UK and China over two days. In each session, presentations by the speakers will be followed by discussion and Q&A.

All welcome.

For more information and a complete programme, visit the forum webpage.

Registration required: To register, click here


Session 1: Climate change & the economy - Wednesday 20 October: 11am-12.30pm

Session 2: Energy policy - Wednesday 20 October: 12.40pm-2pm

Session 3: Green finance - Thursday 21 October: 11am-12.20pm


Organized jointly by the Adam Smith Business School and the Confucius Institute, the University of Glasgow

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