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Call for Abstracts: UK-China Workshop on Energy and Climate Change Economics

13 October 2021

University College London (UCL) and Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) to hold the UK-China Workshop on Energy and Climate Change Economics on December 3-4, 2021 in London. We are now calling for abstracts.


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. This will be a hybrid event – participants may choose to join either physically or online. 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.

The workshop welcomes submissions in the field of energy and climate change economics, including but not limited to the following topics:

  • Data on energy and climate change
  • Energy and climate change policies
  • Carbon neutrality or net zero emissions
  • International climate governance

Keynote Speakers:

  • D’Maris Coffman, Professor, University College London
  • David Maddison, Professor, University of Birmingham
  • Bronwyn Wake, Chief Editor, Nature Climate Change
  • Yi-Ming Wei, Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology

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


Submission Information

Please send your extended abstracts to Dr. Jiali Zheng via email jiali.zheng@ucl.ac.uk. Submissions should include the following information:

  1. Title, abstract (less than 1,500 words), and keywords (3-5)
  2. Authors and affiliations
  3. Contact information of participant

If you would like to apply for the travel grants, please also send your CV.

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submitting abstracts: November 10, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: November 17, 2021
  • Conference: December 3-4, 2021

Registration fees:
There is NO registration fees for all participants.

Travel grants:
With the funding from British Council and National Natural Science Foundation of China, we will cover the costs of travel and accommodation for early career researchers who are 1) based in either the UK or China and 2) within 10 years of receiving their PhD.

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...

Contact information:
For further queries please contact: Dr. Jiali Zheng (jiali.zheng@ucl.ac.uk).