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YCW London: Tales from the Heart of Greening China

with Peggy Liu, Chairperson at Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE)


Friday, November 24, 2017, 7:00 pm

Bush House Lecture Theatre 2,

[6:30 pm] Doors Open [7:00 pm] Event Begins

YCW London is delighted to welcome Peggy Liu, Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE). Peggy will be discussing the pace and scale of China’s development. She will address a vast range of issues currently facing China including demography, consumption, food education, societal health, urbanisation, innovation, and infrastructure.

China’s own path to consumption has brought fresh questions about the sustainability of its growth model. For one, China's 300 million-strong consuming class is predicted to rise to 800 million by 2025. With an aging population, low fertility rates, regional imbalance, gender imbalances, healthcare problems, employment crises, as well as rising public debt and slowing growth, how can China build a sustainable future?

As Chairperson of JUCCCE, Peggy Liu has been at the heart of the greening of China for the last decade. She has catalysed key societal-scale sustainable changes such as smart grid, ecocities, energy efficient lighting, China Dream and sustainable diets. JUCCCE consults to companies and governments on sustainability innovations and understanding China. JUCCCE is an environmental organization accelerating systemic change in diets, sustainable cities, sustainable consumerism and smart grid. It is most noted for its multi-sector, cross-border convening power.

About Peggy Liu

Peggy Liu is Chairperson of JUCCCE. She is a Distinguished Professor at China Academy of Governance, a lecturer at China Executive Leadership Academy of Pudong, and the National Academy for Mayors of China. She is a board member or on non-exec advisory committees ofProject Drawdown, EAT Forum, Hillary Institute, FTSE Environmental Markets Committee. She previously served on advisory committees for Marks & Spencer, HP, World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Sustainable Consumption, WEF GAC on New Energy Architecture, Clinton Global Initiative. She is a recurring judge for The Circulars at Davos (circular economy) and the Hult Prize (social entrepreneurship at college level). She is a consultant on market entry into China to companies such as Duke Energy and governments such as New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and consults on sustainable market innovation for companies such as Unilever and Danone.


Prior to JUCCCE, she was a venture capitalist, an Internet pioneer in Silicon Valley heading one of the earliest e-commerce companies, a management consultant at McKinsey, a software product manager and a developer. She is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


Peggy has been named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Foreign Policy's shaper of US-China relations, the Hillary Step for climate change solutions, a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment, one of China’s top 50 innovative business leaders by China Business News Weekly.


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Address: Strand Campus, King's College London, London WC2R 2LS.




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