Programme

Introduction

Sustainable Silk Roads: Low-carbon Implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative  

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The conference seeks to understand how BRI can be implemented in a sustainable fashion.  The opening plenary will seek to define and question some of the BRI’s main attributes – geopolitical, economic, environmental and cultural.

This conference will be chaired by Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea.
Speakers include

  • The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister
  • Minister Counsellor of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, Mr. Jin Xu
  • Matthew Rous, Global CEO, China Britain Business Council
  • Prof Feiyu Kang, Chairman, World Alliance for Low Carbon Cities
  • Chen Liming, Chair, IBM Greater China 
  • Gregory Hodkinson, Global Chair, Arup

The first afternoon will split into two themed parallel sessions with delegates able to attend either Energy or Buildings & Infrastructure to consider sustainable approaches in these areas and facilitate networking and the development of partnerships. The second plenary on the morning of Day Two will focus on the core topic of Finance before delegates chose one of the two thematic parallel sessions on Water or Smart Data/Mobility before a short closing plenary.