Addressing the Climate & Energy Challenge: A Joint Forum Hosted by The University of Chicago & Peking University

Through November 20, 2022
Virtual Event

Oct. 13

The climate and energy challenge is inherently global as individual nations cannot control the global thermostat in isolation and must collaborate to curb the consequences of climate change. Join the University of Chicago and Peking University for a joint forum convening academics, policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders to discuss how the US and China – the two largest carbon producers - and the world, are addressing the climate and energy challenge.

The panel discussions will elaborate on the impact climate change is having on civilization and how innovative technology, arts and the humanities, public policy, and industry are working to address this challenge. The forum will highlight the conflicting goals of confronting climate change and how decisions made today will impact all of humanity for years to come.

The joint forum will be held virtually in English with simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin.

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Forum Agenda

Wednesday, October 12; 6:30pm (Chicago) / Thursday, October 13; 7:30am (China)

Opening Event & Is There a Path Forward on Climate Diplomacy?

Tuesday, October 18; 7:00pm (Chicago) / Wednesday, October 19; 8:00am (China)

A Humanistic Approach to Climate Change

Thursday, October 20; 7:00pm (Chicago) / Friday, October 21; 8:00am (China)

Turning Down the Temperature: How the Finance Industry is Impacting Corporate Climate Action

Tuesday, October 25; 7:00pm (Chicago) / Wednesday, October 26; 8:00am (China)

The Impact of Urban Development on Human Health

Thursday, October 27; 7:00pm (Chicago) / Friday, October 28; 8:00am (China)

The Transformative Potential of Clean Energy Technology

Saturday, November 5; 7:30pm (Chicago) / Sunday, November 6; 8:30am (China)

Closing Event & Climate-resistant Ecosystems as a Solution to Climate Change