On October 28, 2019, Dr. Steven Chu, the Nobel Prize winner in physics and former US energy secretary, led a delegation of the UCGEC to visit the Institute of climate change and sustainable development of Tsinghua University. Xie Zhenhua, special representative for China's climate change affairs and President of the Institute of climate change and sustainable development of Tsinghua University, met with the delegation cordially.
Xie Zhenhua has conducted in-depth and extensive exchanges with Professor Steven Chu and his delegation on the difficult issues facing the global regarding to climate change. Professor Chu also introduced the efforts of California in developing clean energy and dealing with climate change. The two sides exchanged views on how to promote China and US non-governmental cooperation in combating climate change, as well as cooperation with Europe and other countries and regions. The two sides agreed that China and the United States should keep their channels of communication open, continue to promote exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States scientific and technological institutions, enterprises and non-profit organizations, and jointly promote global response to climate change.
Oher participants who attended the meeting include He Jiankun, chairman of the academic committee of the Institute of climate change of Tsinghua University and former executive vice president of Tsinghua University; Zhang Jian, executive vice president of the Institute of climate change of Tsinghua University; Daniel Kammen, distinguished professor of the University of California, Berkeley; Wang Qi, executive chairman of the UCGEC; Wang Yun, chief financial officer of UCGEC; Kang Zhexiu, Deputy Secretary General of the UCGEC Advisory Committee; and Wang Yunhu, vice chairman of UCGEC.