Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)

The China-Europe-America Net-Zero Transition Platform


We face one of the largest challenges of our time: climate change. How are we going to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in the near future? These matters concern everybody! That’s why the China-Europe-America Global Initiative will organize an online seminar on 8 and 9 November supported by the Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC).

The China-Europe-America Net-Zero Transition Platform consists of leaders of governments, enterprises and international organizations, as well as experts. This panel will discuss how we can achieve the goals of the Glasgow Climate Pact, which states “global carbon dioxide emissions need to be reduced by 45 per cent before 2030”.  There won’t only be sharing of ideas but also room for practical solutions. This interesting online discussion you won’t want to miss.


8 November, 2022

09:00-10:00 Opening ceremony

  • Moderator: David Gosset, Founder of Europe-China Forum
  • Welcome remarks by: Du Zhanyuan President of China International Publishing Group
  • Message by: Laurent Fabius, Former French Prime Minister, President of COP 21,President of the French Constitutional Council
  • Message by: Javier Solana Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
  • Keynote address: Irina Bokova, Former Director-General of UNESCO
  • Keynote address: Gian Maria Gros-Pietro, Chairman, Intesa Sanpaolo

10:00-11:00 Session 1: Green Finance for Sustainability – Instruments and Challenges

  • Moderated by Bernard Dewit, Chairman, Belgian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (BCECC)
  • Speeches by
    • Deborah Lehr, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, Paulson Institute
    • Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President of the New Development Bank
    • Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia-Pacific, Natixis
    • G. Bin Zhao, Senior Economist, PwC China; Joint Secretary-General, Tsinghua Innovation Economy Forum (TIEF); Initiative Committee, China-Europe-America Global Initiative
    • Susan Park, Professor of Global Governance, University of Sydney
    • Nicolas Poirot, President Greater China, Air Liquide

11:00-11:50 Session 2: How Philanthropy Can Better Contribute to a Sustainable World?

  • Moderated by Jean-Philippe Raynaud, Corporate Strategist and Analyst
  • Speeches by
    • Xu Hao,Vice President, Sustainable Social Value, Tencent
    • Augusto Soto, Chairman, The China-Europe Association for thePromotion of Mutual and Sustainable Trust
    • Xuan Zihan, Climate Advocate, YOUNGO (Live from Sharm El-Sheikh, COP 27)
    • Juan Gabarron, CEO, The Gabarron Foundation
    • Chen Suping, Founder of the Handle Climate Change Film Festival

9 November, 2022

09:00-10:10 Session 3: The Dynamics and Challenges of the Eco-fashion Movement

  • Moderated by Louis Godart, Former Cultural Advisor of the Italian President
  • Speeches by
    • Zhou Wei, Vice president, Jinjiang Hotels Group
    • Bernardo Cabot, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific Sol Meliá
    • Joan McEntee, Former Under Secretary, US Department of Commerce; Board of Trustees, China-Europe- America Global Initiative
    • David Roth, Founder and CEO, WAKAYA
    • Margaret Kan, Co-Founder, 6PM Candle & Fragrance; Miss Hong Kong 2000 6PM Candle & Fragrance
    • Yann Klein, Chef, Lameloise
    • Filip Westerlund, Founder and CEO,  Our Choice Fashion

10:10-11:10 Session 4: The Role of Youth in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in Climate Action

  • Moderated by William Wang, Associate Dean of Emlyon Business School
  • Speeches by
    • Luo Jingshan, Professor and Vice Director of the Institute
    • Tao Simin, PhD in Architecture; Assistant Professor, Secretary of International Affairs, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University
    • Darren O Connell, Founder & CEO of ReLabs Green Gym
    • Lin Weiwei, Winner of the China-Europe-America Youth Program International Communication Challenge
    • Ryan Casey, Ambassador, China-Europe-America Youth Program
    • Cedric Devroye, SVP at United Trademarks Group, President of the CEIBS Alumni International Chapter

Closing Ceremony 11:10-11:30:

  • Moderated by David Gosset
  • Speeches by
    • Louis Godart, Former Cultural Advisor of the Italian President
    • Giamberto Giraldo, Yi Tsai
    • Yu Yunquan, President, Academy of Contemporary China and World Studies

Zoom (link will be sent out to the participants upon registration)

BCECC Members: Free of charge
Non-members: €30/person (VAT Excl.)

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