• 28 September 2021
  • 16:30 - 21:30
  • PwC Innovation Center, Shanghai

In November 2021, the United Kingdom will host the 26th annual Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, where heads of state, climate experts, and leaders come together to address climate change.

Green Initiatives will host the Climate Action Conference Shanghai with support from PwC China, The United States Consulate General, The British Consulate General, Australian Consulate-General, The Norwegian Consulate General and Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Key Topics

Scientists have concluded that to avoid the critical threshold of irreversible catastrophic impact to the planet, we must limit the planet's average global temperature rise to below 2˚C from pre-industrial levels.

To create alignment and understanding on key topics pertaining to COP26 Glasgow session, it is critical to bring light to the following topics :

  1. Overview of the upcoming COP26 Summit in Glasgow
  2. Adapting to the climate change crisis
  3. Low carbon economy transition for businesses
  4. Solutions for reducing carbon emissions
  5. China’s net zero commitment: The next big business opportunity


China has pledged to be Carbon Neutral by 2060. This announcement provides a clear long-term signal for all actors in China to start taking greater action to accelerate decarbonization. Working with existing & new partners to contribute to achieving China’s carbon neutral goal as quickly as possible is the most sensible thing businesses can do.

  • Introduce COP26 and its climate agendas to pave the way for positive action for professionals, business leaders & changemakers.
  • Explore global climate issues and define China’s role towards carbon neutrality.
  • Reinforce the relationship between China’s Carbon Neutral announcement & COP26.


  • 16:30-17:00 // Registration
  • 17:00-17:10 // Opening Remarks
  • 17:10-17:20 // Keynote 1: COP26 Overview
  • 17:20-17:30 // Keynote 2: Adapting to the Climate Crisis
  • 17:30-18:45 // Panel Discussion 1: Low Carbon Economy Transition for business
  • 18:45-19:00 // Break & Networking
  • 19:00-20:15 // Panel Discussion 2: Solutions Towards Carbon Emissions
  • 20:15-20:25 // Keynote 3: China’s Carbon Neutral Commitment: The Next Big Business Opportunity
  • 20:25-20:30 // Closing Remarks
  • 20:30-21:30 // Canapes, Drinks & Networking


Andrew McAllister
Deputy Consul-General, British Consulate Shanghai

Jessica Henry
British Embassy, Beijing

Marjo Crompvoets
Consul-General of The Kingdom of Netherlands in Shanghai

Michael Tubman
Foreign Service Officer at The U.S. Consulate in Shanghai

Howard Hu
Associate Principal, Callison RTKL

Bill Kung
Founder and CEO of Ecovane Environmental

Roman Novozhilov
Head of ESG at New Development Bank (NDB)

Callum Douglas
Corporate Responsibility Director, PwC China

Christoffer Gronstad
Councellor - Environment, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing

Prof. Jia Li
Associated Professor, China-UK Low Carbon College, SJTU

Verity Todoroski
Acting Consellor (Economic), Australian Embassy, Beijing

Dr Yan Yang
Partner - Low Carbon Economy Transition at ERM



Nitin Dani
Founder & Director,
Green Initiatives

Ashley Fernandes
Director - Operations & Projects
Green Initiatives

Dhritiraj Sengupta PhD
Geospatial Researcher, Coastal Zone Management

To view detailed itinerary as well as speaker bio, please visit this link.

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Event Details

28 Sep 2021 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
PwC Innovation Center, 3F, 168 Hubin Road, Near Jinan Road, Huangpu District, , Shanghai
Xintiandi, Line 10, Exit 2