Global forum on energy transition opens in Datong

( Updated: 2021-01-25

The second global forum on energy transition opened in Datong, a city in North China's Shanxi province, on Jan 23.

The forum will last for nine days until Jan 31. All of the seminars and conferences of the forum will be held online.

Organized by the School of Social Sciences in Tsinghua University and the Datong government, the forum is seen as a comprehensive and in-depth global platform for the city to fulfill its goals in the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25). Mayor Wu Hongwen delivered an online presentation, while Peng Gang, vice president of Tsinghua University, also sent a letter of congratulations during the opening ceremony.

The forum includes discussions over carbon emission targets, idea exchanges in energy transition, as well as joint efforts to improve the technology involved in producing and applying renewable resources. 

There will be 11 seminars on special topics, as well as 11 reports on the 2050 European target of zero carbon emissions. The current status and policies based on the energy transition of countries like America, France, and Finland will also be discussed in the forum. 

Wu also noted that Datong has been consistently dedicated to promoting pilot zones of energy reform, launching green programs, as well as calling for the clean and efficient use of coals. Leading firms in new energy, such as Contemporary Amperex Technology Co, have been brought in to boost the green economy and achieve the goal of carbon neutrality.

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