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【Mingli Lecture, 2022, Issue 42】10-27 Professor Shi Xunpeng of Sydney University of Science and Technology

Time: 10:00-12:00 am, October 27 (Thursday)

Conference No.: # Tencent Conference: 988-359-550

Reported by: Professor Shi Xunpeng, University of Science and Technology, Sydney

Introduction to the keynote speaker:

Shi Xunpeng is a Ph.D. in economics from the Australian National University and a leading scholar from the UK. Professor and doctoral supervisor of energy and environmental economics and sustainable development at Sydney University of Science and Technology, and chief researcher of the Australia-China Relations Research Institute; President of the International Society for Energy Transformation and the "Australian China Economic Research Association" (2016-8). Senior consultant of Global Natural Gas Center; Member of the National Expert Committee of APEC Sustainable Energy Center; Special Adviser to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and member of the United Nations Working Group on Sustainable Development and Transformation of the Extractive Industries. The co-editor of the Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (SSCI), the chief editor of Frontiers in Environmental Economics, the deputy chief editor of China&World Economy (SSCI) and environmental economic research, and the editorial board of more than ten other journals. It was selected as the top 2% scientists in the world and the leading scholar in the field of environmental law and policy in Australia (2020). Research expertise includes economic policy issues in the fields of energy, climate change and sustainable development. Published more than 100 papers in SSCI and SCI journals such as Science (Letter), Energy Economics, Energy Policy, etc; Many of them were selected as highly cited papers by ESI, and one article was selected as China's 100 most influential international academic papers (2021). Published nearly 100 articles in Guangming Daily (theoretical edition), Xinhua Finance and Economics, Finance and Economics, 21st Century Economic Report, East Asian Forum and other newspapers and media. He presided over more than ten research projects commissioned by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Social Science Foundation of China, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry and relevant international organizations.

Introduction to the report:

The realization of net zero carbon emissions is widely considered to be a necessary condition for limiting global warming. However, some characteristics of greenhouse gas emissions, such as global public goods, historical responsibility, policy dilemma and many uncertainties, have brought many challenges to the long and difficult journey of carbon neutrality, such as insufficient commitment, hitchhiking and prisoner's dilemma. Since the clean transformation of the energy system is a necessary condition for achieving zero carbon emissions and limiting global warming, the process of energy transformation also faces many challenges. To promote a just and sustainable energy transformation, we need to deepen our understanding of the drivers, processes, impacts and other aspects of energy transformation, and strive to put forward constructive strategies. The reporter will share some superficial views on carbon neutrality and energy transformation, as well as some preliminary results of the ongoing research on energy transformation

(Undertaken by: Department of Applied Economics, Scientific Research and Academic Exchange Center)