Start date: 24/11/2020 08:00

End date: 24/11/2020 09:00

Venue: Webinar


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Transition to Zero Pollution: China Launch Event

Supported Event

November 24
This event is organised by International Relations Office - Imperial College London. 

About this Event:

This event, co-hosted with the Huanding Consortium and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network, will launch Imperial's new flagship initiative Transition to Zero Pollution alongside Chinese friends and collaborators.

Part of Imperial's new Academic Strategy, this initiative aims to advance transdisciplinary approaches to avoid the siloed thinking that has caused issues in the past and take a holistic approach to tackling pollution in all its forms. We are bringing together researchers across Imperial to build new partnerships that converge disciplines, from fundamental science and engineering, systems thinking, human health, new business models, and policymaking.

Given the growing importance of climate change and the environment to both the Chinese and UK governments in a post-Covid world, this event will emphasise the growing opportunities for future collaboration between the UK and China in this important global challenge.


Introduction: Mr Sam Mackay, Senior Economic Advisor, British Embassy

Keynote: Professor Nigel Brandon, Dean of Engineering, Imperial College London

Keynote: Professor Cathy Hu, Huanding Environmental Consortium

Discussion and Q&A with Expert Panel

Professor Nigel Brandon, Dean of Engineering, Imperial College London
Professor Cathy Hu, Huanding Environmental Consortium
Ms WANG Lijuan, Deputy Director of Science & Technology, Sinopec
Professor Mary Ryan, Professor of Material Science and Nanotechnology and Vice Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London