Description: The People's Republic of China (PRC) has experienced successful economic growth over the last decades, but at the same time, has experienced challenges common to many upper-middle income countries (UMICs)—air pollution, urban-rural gap, and emerging cooling energy demand.
Session 2.3: Multi-sector Approaches to Clean Energy Development: Energy ++: Air Quality Improvement Program in the Greater Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region
Session 2.2: Solar Energy – It’s Not Just Electricity
Description: When most people think of solar, they think of panels and electrons. Solar PV is great, but it’s far from all solar has to offer. Solar has opportunities across sectors, from solar thermal applications to emergency water supply and desalination, urban vertical farming that can reduce transport, concentrating solar for industrial heat and steam operations, and more.
Session 2.1: Economy-wide Energy Evolution
Description: Thanks to improvements in technologies and distributed systems planning, people in every sector of the economy can now help deliver a sustainable energy future – from education, city planning, rural livelihoods, water systems, health sectors, and more.