Opening Ceremony of Global Youth Summit on Net-zero Future & the 3rd GAUC Graduate Forum
About the Summit
Climate Change is one of the most important issues at the center of national economic development and global governance.
The Global Youth Summit on Net-zero Future & the 3rd GAUC Graduate Forum (hereafter the Climate x Summit) aims to emphasize the close interconnection between climate change and other UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the transforming impact climate change holds over other areas.
Integrating with other trending global topics, the Climate x Summit will emphasize on the climate in relation to four areas: Nature & Biodiversity, Food & Health, Energy, and Transportation.
In addition, the summit also welcomes youth to initiate based on their field of interest, to study and explore various subjects’ interconnection with climate change.
Considering the importance of global climate governance, the summit encourages the youth to submit papers, innovate solutions or share voices from the perspective of public policy.
To empower global youth and multi-stakeholders with diversified insights and creative solutions towards the net-zero future, GAUC member universities are also proposing their university determined contributions (UDC) for the Summit.
The invited guests for the Opening Ceremony include:
Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Nick Bridge, Special Representative for Climate Change of the United Kingdom
XIE Zhenhua, China Special Envoy for Climate Change
QIU Yong, Chair of the Global Alliance of University on Climate; President of Tsinghua University
Minouche Shafik, Co-Chair of the Global Alliance of University on Climate; President of the London School of Economics and Political Science
Stephen Toope, President of the University of Cambridge
Mary Ryan, Vice-Provost of Imperial College London
Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment;
Christiana Figures, Founder, Global Optimism group; Former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
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