Workshop & Training

2019 China Climate Investment and Finance International Workshop

29 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019 Beijing, The People's Republic of China

On 29-30 October 2019, the first China Climate Investment and Finance International Workshop was held in the Media Center, Beijing, the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), China Society for Environmental Sciences, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB). Around 250 participants from different countries attended the workshop comprising M. Teresa Kho, Deputy Director General, East Asia Department, ADB; Xie Zhenhua, Special Envoy of the PRC on Climate Change, PRC; government officials, staff from international organizations, members of the academe from the PRC, and other regional experts. This was the first workshop on climate investment and finance in the PRC which discussed the opportunities and challenges confronting climate investment in the PRC and the world.

The workshop was partly funded by the ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) and ADB Climate Change Fund.



09:00-09:30Opening Remarks

Chair: Li Gao, Director General of Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Ecology and Environment; Director of the Climate Investment and Finance Association (CIFA), Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences (CSES)


  • Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China

  • Zhao Hualin, Senior Official (Vice Minister Level), State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council

09:30-09:45Launch of “Climate Investment and Finance Association (CIFA), CESE,” Group Photo of representatives from CIFA and supporting agencies

Moderator: Xie Guoguang, Chief Accountant of China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group (CECEP), Secretary-General of CIFA

09:45-10:45Keynote Session 1: Climate Investment and Finance Boosting the High-Quality Development

Moderator: Xie Guoguang, Chief Accountant of China Energy Conservation and Environmental ProtectionGroup (CECEP), Secretary-General of CIFA

Keynote Speakers:

  • Li Gao, Director General of Department of Climate Change, MEE, Director of CIFA, CSES

  • M. Teresa Kho, Deputy Director-General, East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  • Martin Raiser, Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea, World Bank

  • Yu Honghui, General Manager of China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (CECEP) Group

10:45-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:00Round Table Discussion 1: Climate Investment and Finance Leading Sustainable Economic Development

Moderator: Wang Yi, Vice President, Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Science; Standing Committee Member of the National People’s Congress

Panel Discussion:

  • Wang Ning, Deputy Director of China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Centre, Ministry of Finance

  • Lei Yao, Deputy Director of Financial Research Institute, the People’s Bank of China, Deputy Director of CIFA

  • Li Xiaowen, Director for Financial Policy Division, Policy Research Department, China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission

  • Sujata Gupta, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division, East Asia Department, ADB

  • Lu Hanwen, Full-Time Member of Credit Committee, Project Appraisal Department of China Development Bank

  • Zhu Liyang, Director of Resources and Environment Business Department, China International Engineering Consulting Corporation; Deputy Director of CIFA

  • Calvin Quek, Senior Stakeholder Relations Specialist, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

  • Li Lifeng, Coordinator of Support Programmes, Green Climate Fund (GCF)

  • Alex Fisher, Director for Sino-German Cooperation on Climate Change, Environment, and Urban Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

14:00-14:40Keynote Session 2: Climate Investment and Finance Development Pathways and Innovation Opportunity

Moderator: Ding Hui, Division Director, Department of Climate Change, MEE

Keynote Speakers:

  • Ma Jun, Director, Center for Finance and Development, Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research. Chairman, Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking, UN Environment’s Special Advisor on Sustainable Finance

  • Zhai Yongping, Chief, Energy Group, Asian Development Bank

  • Lu Zhengwei, Chief Economist, China Industrial Bank, Vice President of CIB Research

  • Jean-Paul Paddack, Network Development Executive Director of World Wide Fund for Nature International

14:40-15:30Exchanges on Climate Investment and Finance Case Studies

Moderator: Jia Feng, Director of Center for Environmental Education and Communications, MEE

Case Studies
Representatives from the developer or financial institute present their case studies on climate investment and finance

  • Shanghai Lingang Offshore Wind Power Project

  • Dalian Liquid Flow Battery Energy Storage Peaking Power Station Demonstration Project

  • Langshi Green Center Low Carbon Building Project

  • Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum CCUS Project

15:30-15:40Coffee Break
15:40-16:35Roundtable Discussion 2: Climate Investment and Finance Pathways and Practices at Local Levels

Moderator: Peng Bin, Deputy Secretary-General of CSES

Panel Discussion:

  • Tian Qi, Director, Climate Change Division, Department of Ecology and Environment of Hubei Province Chen Yijun, Deputy Director, Climate Change Division, Department of Ecology and Environment of Guangdong Province

  • Liu Qiang, Deputy Director, Climate Change Division, Chongqing Ecology and Environment Bureau

  • Guan Dabo, Professor of School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences, UK

  • Liu Qiang, Director of Programs, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation China Office

  • Zhang Jianyu, Chief Representative and Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) China Program

  • Mei Dewen, President, China Beijing Environment Exchange

16:35-17:30Roundtable Discussion 3: Financial Institute Advancing Climate Investment and Finance

Moderator: Liao Yuan, General Manager of CECEP Consulting Co., Ltd.

Panel Discussion:

  • Liu Fan, Vice General Manager, China Central Depository & Clearing Co., Ltd.

  • Cai Yu, Deputy Secretary-General, Insurance Society of China Lu Xuedu, Lead Climate Change Specialist, East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

  • Zhang Yongmiao, Director of the Green Finance Center of the Corporate Business Department of HUAXIA Bank

  • Huang Dafei, Senior Environment Specialist, the World Bank

  • Chen Yaqin, Division Chief of Green Finance Department, Head Office of Industrial Bank

  • Kelvin Yuen, Associate Director, Green Investment Group

  • Huang Chaoni, Head of Sustainable Capital Markets, Global Markets Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas

Technical Events (by Invitation Only)

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