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It is now widely acknowledged that climate change solutions require global cooperation, and climate action and the wider sustainability agenda including SDGs must work cooperatively. While AmCham China closely monitors US and China industry policies, it's also crucial to understand the bigger picture of sustainability and what role the private sector can play regarding global climate action.


Therefore, we would like to invite you to join AmCham China's webinar on the opportunities after COP26 for public-private partnerships and global collaboration.


The 90-minute webinar aims to brief AmCham China's member companies around areas of focus after the COP26 and takeaways from the U.S.-China Joint Statement Addressing the Climate Crisis, and discuss concrete next steps for action.

Agenda

10:30 AM - 10:35 AM
AmCham China President Mr. Alan Beebe delivers opening remarks
10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
United Nations Resident Coordinator in China Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee delivers opening remarks
10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Panel discussion on “Private Sector Engagement in Global Collaboration to Fight Climate Change”
11:40 AM - 12 PM
Q&A

Speakers

  • Alan Beebe (President at AmCham China)

    Alan Beebe

    President at AmCham China

    Alan Beebe is President of the American Chamber of Commerce in China based in Beijing. He has over twenty-five years of business experience in Asia, including seventeen years in mainland China.

    As President, Alan oversees all advocacy, programs, partnerships and insights provided by the Chamber to support the business growth of nearly 900 foreign corporations operating in China, including most of the U.S. Fortune 500. He leads major advocacy initiatives related to trade tariffs, market access, cybersecurity, Made in China 2025, China’s NGO law and structural imbalances in U.S. – China trade and investment.

    In 2018, he launched AmCham China’s Technology & Innovation Initiative, focused on the business and policy implications of disruptive digital technologies - such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud computing – for U.S. companies in China.

    Prior to joining AmCham China, Alan held various senior executive positions in China with EY, IBM, and management consulting firms AT Kearney and PRTM. He also led a Beijing based start-up for five years, the China Greentech Initiative, which merged in 2014 with the Paulson Institute, founded by Hank Paulson.

    Alan has advised a wide range of corporations and global investors on investing and operating in China. His clients have included global private equity firms, high technology companies, energy related companies, and major state-owned and private Chinese enterprises.

    He holds a Master’s degree from Yale University in International Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the U.S. He is a Board of Advisor of the Yale Club of Beijing and in that capacity promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and China. He is a fluent speaker of mandarin Chinese, and reads and writes Chinese. Alan was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska.

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  • Siddharth Chatterjee (United Nations Resident Coordinator in China at United Nations)

    Siddharth Chatterjee

    United Nations Resident Coordinator in China at United Nations

    Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee took office as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China on 16 January 2021 and presented his letter of credentials to the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on 14 April 2021. The Resident Coordinator (RC), is the highest ranking representative of the UN Development System. The RC is the designated representative of - and reports to - the UN Secretary-General.



    Mr. Chatterjee has more than 25 years of experience in international cooperation, sustainable development, humanitarian coordination and peace and security, which he has acquired at the United Nations and externally.



    Most recently, he served as United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya after holding other leadership positions across the Organization, including Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Kenya, Regional Director for the Middle East and Europe for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Denmark and Chief of Staff in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). He also held leadership positions with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Indonesia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan and in United Nations peacekeeping operations with the United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH).



    Mr. Chatterjee has also served in the Red Cross Movement (IFRC) as the Chief Diplomat and Head of Resource Mobilization in Switzerland.



    A 3 times TEDx speaker, he is a regular opinion contributor on humanitarian and development issues for a range journals which includes Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, the Hill, Reuters, Huffington Post, Forbes, CNBC Africa, CNN, Al Jazeera, the Guardian as well as of late he has also published in mainstream Chinese journals.



    Mr. Chatterjee holds a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University in the United States of America and a bachelor’s degree from the National Defence Academy in India.




    Mr. Chatterjee is married, and they have a son.

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  • Qian Wu (Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability at PwC)

    Qian Wu

    Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability at PwC

    Ms Qian Wu is a Partner in PwC Sustainability Consulting. She is specialised in clean-tech investment, corporate sustainability strategy, and supply chain resilience, serving clients from Fortune 500. She was the lead author of green finance policy recommendations for Business-20 Summit in Hangzhou in 2016 and has advised Chinese banks and government departments in developing their climate finance strategies. Since 2019, she managed the Secretariat of the first Working Group of Green Investment Principle (GIP) for Belt and Road Initiative developing tools of environmental risks assessment. Qian’s team is the award winner of the Climate Risk Advisory of the Year 2020. Qian is active in carbon market development under the capacity of International Emissions Trading Association China Working Group co-chair.

    Prior to PwC, Qian worked for the Energy and Climate Change Section in the British Embassy in Beijing and a European-based clean energy consultancy. Qian holds a Master in Public Administration (M.P.A) from Columbia University.

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  • Shuo Li (Senior Policy Advisor at Greenpeace)

    Shuo Li

    Senior Policy Advisor at Greenpeace

    Li Shuo is a Senior Global Policy Advisor at Greenpeace China. He leads the organization's engagement with multilateral environmental agreements, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Mr. Li also supports Greenpeace's advocacy for better ocean governance under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), various regional fishery management organizations, and the Antarctic Treaty. Domestically, Mr. Li directs the organization's policy campaign on a wide range of issues, including air pollution, water, renewable energy, and fishery.

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  • Wenquan Zhang (Research Associate of Climate and Energy Department at World Resources Institute (WRI))

    Wenquan Zhang

    Research Associate of Climate and Energy Department at World Resources Institute (WRI)

    Wenquan Zhang started his NGO career at the Climate Group, where his work involved strategy planning and implementation of global initiatives such as RE100. He also led the PowerLab open innovation project at Greenpeace, helping major Chinese solar and wind energy companies identify innovative startups. Prior to WRI, Wenquan worked at the Paulson Institute’s Green Finance Center, studying energy and other sectors’ carbon neutrality policy and investment opportunity.

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