The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


UK-China Workshop on Energy and Climate Change Economics

03 December 2021–04 December 2021, 9:00 am–4:00 pm


University College London (UCL) and Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) will hold the UK-China Workshop on Energy and Climate Change Economics on December 3-4, 2021.

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Dr Zhifu Mi

International collaborations are critical in addressing the global challenges of climate change and achieving the goal of worldwide fossil energy reduction. The UK is the first major economy to legitimize net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2050. China, the second largest economy, has also announced its goals to reach carbon neutrality before 2060.

University College London (UCL) and Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) will hold the UK-China Workshop on Energy and Climate Change Economics on December 3-4, 2021 in London. The workshop will serve as a platform for researchers and practitioners to share the most recent ideas, outcomes, and practices on energy and climate change economics. It aims to form a sustainable collaboration mechanism between both sides, in order to build a world-class team on energy and climate change economics. The workshop is funded by the British Council and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Opening Remarks:

  • Christoph Lindner, Professor and Dean of The Bartlett Faculty at UCL  
  • Yi-Ming Wei, Professor and Vice President of Beijing Institute of Technology

Keynote Speakers:

  • Raimund Bleischwitz, Professor, University College London
  • D’Maris Coffman, Professor, University College London
  • Qiao-Mei Liang, Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • David Maddison, Professor, University of Birmingham
  • Bronwyn Wake, Chief Editor, Nature Climate Change

Editor session:

  • D’Maris Coffman, Editor-in-Chief, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics
  • David Maddison, Co-Editor, Climate Change Economics
  • Chuan Liao, Editor-in-Chief, World Development
  • Yutao Wang, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Yi-Ming Wei, Editor-in-Chief, Energy and Climate Change


  • Hua Liao, Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Zhifu Mi, University College London

Date: 3rd December 2021 
Venue: UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

TimeTopicSpeakerTitle and affiliation
9.00 - 9.10Opening remarksChristoph Lindner Professor and Dean of The Bartlett Faculty at UCL 
9.10 - 9.20Opening remarksYi-Ming Wei Professor and Vice President of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) 
9.20 - 9.30Introduction on the workshopZhifu Mi Associate Professor at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC) at UCL 
 Keynote Speech Session
Chair: Zhifu Mi 
9.30 - 9.55Going Nuclear: the importance of UNECE’s recent announcement to achieving sustainable energy transitions D’Maris Coffman Professor and Director of The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC) at UCL 
9.55 - 10.20The circular economy in China: achievements, challenges and potential implications for decarbonisation Raimund Bleischwitz Professor and Director of The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) at UCL 
10.20 - 10.45Coffee Break 
10.45 - 11.10How do demand-side policies contribute to the electrification and decarburization of private transportation in China? A CGE-based analysis Qiao-Mei Liang Professor and Head of the Research Division of Energy-Climate-Economy Integrated System Modeling in Center for Energy and  Environmental Policy Research (CEEP) at BIT 
11.10 - 11.35The disamenity impact of solar farms: A Hedonic analysis David Maddison Professor and Director of the Birmingham Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics and Management (BCEEEM) at University of Birmingham 
11.35 - 12.00Nature Climate Change and its interests on economics (TBC) Bronwyn Wake Chief Editor of Nature Climate Change 
12.00 - 13.00Lunch  

Invited Speech Session 
Chair: Peter Ye 

13.00 - 13.20Net zero infrastructure development – the need for circular economy solutions Patrick Schröder Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House 
13.20 - 13.40A multi-factor integrated model for carbon price forecasting: Market interaction promoting carbon emission reductionLu-Tao Zhao Professor and Deputy Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at BIT 
13.40 - 14.00Water 4.0: The digital transformation of the water sector Evina Katsou Professor and Course Director of the Water Engineering MSc at Brunel University 
14.00 - 14.20Cleaner Production and Life Cycle Thinking in Pulp and Paper Industry Towards Carbon Neutrality Yutao Wang Professor and Executive Director of Fudan Tyndall Centre at Fudan University 
14.20 - 14.40Resource resilient foundries: Transition to net zeroKonstantinos Salonitis Professor and Head of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre and the Deputy Director of the Manufacturing Theme at Cranfield 
14.40 - 15.00Sustainable and just energy transitions in the global south Chuan Liao Assistant Professor at Arizona State University 
15.00 - 15.20Coffee Break  

Journal Editor Session 
Chair: D’Maris Coffman 

15.20 - 17.00Introduction on journals and tips for academic publishing Journal editors 

Co-Editor, Climate Change Economics 

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Energy and Climate Change 

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cleaner Production 

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 

Co-Editor-in-Chief, World Development 

17.00 - 19.00Dinner  

Register for online participation

Date: 4 December 2021
Venue: UCL Institute of Education (IOE)
There will be 3 parallel sessions.  

Supporting journals:
This workshop is supported by special issues of two journals. Selected papers will be recommended to the two special issues.

  1. Special Issue on “The end game: how to achieve carbon neutrality”, Journal of Cleaner Production. https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-cleaner-production/call-for-papers/how-to-achieve-carbon-neutrality 
  2. Special Issue on “Carbon neutrality and socio-economic development”, Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/special_issues/carbon-neutrality-soci...