China's Envirotech Landscape: Panel Discussion

38m | Jun 9, 2023

In this session, we hear from a diverse panel, including academics, business leaders and environmental experts, to gain an insight into the latest industry innovations, policy settings and business trends that are advancing China towards a sustainable future.


  • Jie Zhou, Sino-UK Centre for Sustainability Innovation, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) 
  • Professor William Hurst, Deputy Director at the Centre for Geopolitics, Cambridge University


  • David Ferguson, Head of Net Zero Innovation, EDF UK
  • Dr Li Guo, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lau China Institute, King’s College London 
  • Dr Sam Geall, CEO, China Dialogue 
  • Suwei Jiang, Partner, PwC
  • Clare Shine, Director and CEO, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
  • Professor Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau China Institute, King’s College, London

As the world’s highest carbon emitter and largest producer of renewable energy technology, China carries a significant responsibility to accelerate the global pathway to a decarbonised economy. Home to more than 60 per cent of the global renewable energy supply chain, China’s EnviroTech sector will be key for transitioning China and the world to a carbon neutral future. While still heavily reliant on fossil fuels for its energy needs, there are many exciting innovations emerging from within China that can increase sustainability across a range of sectors. 

Recorded live at CISL's Cambridge headquarters, in our world-class sustainably retrofit Entopia building, as part of our China Week 2022 events.


About the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership partners with business and governments to develop leadership and solutions for a sustainable economy. We aim to achieve net zero, protect and restore nature, and build inclusive and resilient societies. For over three decades we have built the leadership capacity and capabilities of individuals and organisations, and created industry-leading collaborations, to catalyse change and accelerate the path to a sustainable economy. Our interdisciplinary research engagement builds the evidence base for practical action.

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