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Green Innovation and Sustainable Development Forum

W Hotel San Francisco
181 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103


Accelerate technology innovation to tackling climate crisis while support economic growth.

Prioritize investment and resources in key sectors that have the greatest promise to achieve regional decarbonization and a carbon net-zero economy.

Enhance international cooperation between California and other APEC economies on clean energy transition and green technology adoption.

Connect with APEC delegates and fellow forum participants in support of deepening and expanding networks, inspiring creative thinking and pioneering partnerships.

This forum aims to share best practices for accelerating adoption of innovative policies and technologies to decarbonize APEC economies. California plays a leading role in advancing first-of-kind policies and regulations for decarbonization and clean energy transition, and implementing innovative technologies and best available solutions into practice. World’s top-tier experts, business executives, government officials, and thought leaders will be invited to present at this forum. It will facilitate open dialogue and knowledge exchange among business owners, scholars and delegates from APEC economies on decarbonization strategies and how APEC regions can achieve an inclusive, equitable and resilient clean energy transition.

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Forum Program



Welcome & Opening Remarks

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Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria
Executive Director
APEC Secretariat, Singapore

Yongxin Zhan
Pacific Economic Cooperation Council


Qi Wang
US‐China Green Energy Council


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Steven Chu
Nobel Laureate
12th US Secretary of Energy
Stanford Professor

David Hochschild
California Energy Commission


Anand Gopal
Executive Directorr of Energy Innovation


Robert Weisenmiller
Former Chairman of California Energy Commission


Patrick Burt
Council Member
City of Palo Alto


Yi Cui
Director of Stanford Precourt Institute of Energy
Member of National Academy of Science

Li Zhu
President of APEC Sustainable Energy Center
Professor of Tianjin University, China


Nan Zhou
Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Advisory Board Members of the APEC Energy Research Centre

Brad Li
President of LONGi America


Greg Dalton
Founder and Host
Climate One

More speakers to be announced soon