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CHINA TIME SYMPOSIUM „Discussing EU-CHINA Climate Cooperation”

November 23: 9.30am – 4pm, City Hall and until 3pm via livestream November 24: 9.30am – 2.30pm, City Hall and until 1.15pm via livestream

Livestream Symposium „Discussing EU-China Climate Cooperation"


CHINA TIME 2022 addresses one of the most pressing challenges and important issues of our time - climate change. As an established high-level exchange forum, CHINA TIME is inviting representatives and experts in related fields from Germany, other European countries and China to a two-day symposium, titled “Discussing EU-China Climate Cooperation”, to share viewpoints and discuss strategies for tackling the climate crisis.

The event will include a number of panel debates exploring topical themes such as how international climate cooperation can be strengthened between the EU and China, and the importance of finding long-term solutions to the crisis. Other timely issues on the agenda include the economic effects of climate cooperation and the role earmarked for urban initiatives.

High-profile experts in the fields of science, politics, culture and business, among others, are scheduled to address the symposium. Keynote speakers that are confirmed to attend include: Jennifer Morgan, State Secretary at the Federal Foreign Office and Special Representative for International Climate Policy, Germany; Jacob Werksman, Principal Advisor to the  Directorate General for Climate Action  in the Eu Commission; Dr. Christine Loh, Chief Development Strategist of the Environment Institute of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and Prof. Dr Mojib Latif, climate scientist and President of the Academy of Science Hamburg.

Updates on the programme and additions to the list of speakers will be issued on a weekly basis.

Portraitfoto Peter Tschentscher
© Ronald Sawatzki / Senatskanzlei Hamburg
Hamburgs Erster Bürgermeister

Hamburg's First Mayor

As mayor of Hamburg, he pursues ambitious goals in climate protection.

Staatsrätin Almut Möller
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State Councillor

Almut Möller

State Councillor and Plenipotentiary of Hamburg to the Federal Government, the European Union and Foreign Affairs.

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Keynote Speaker

Portrait Jennifer Morgan
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Jennifer Morgan

State Secretary and Special Representative for International Climate Policy at the Federal Foreign Office.

Portrait Wang Shi
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business entrepreneur, environmentalist

Wang Shi

Wang Shi is a leading business entrepreneur, public opinion leader, philanthropist, environmentalist, avid mountaineer, rower, and outdoor enthusiast.

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Portrait Jacob Werksman
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Expert, Consultant, Lawyer

Jacob Werksman

He is Chief Advisor for International Aspects of European Climate Policy and has many other points of contact with climate change.

Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif
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Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif

Mojib Latif is one of Germany's most renowned climate researchers.

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Speakers and Moderators

Portraitfoto Nora Müller
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International Politics

Nora Müller

She heads the office of the Körber Foundation in Berlin and brings a lot of expertise through the stages of her CV and her consulting activities.

Christine Kung Wai Loh
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Expert, author and strategist

Dr. Christine Loh

Exceptional expertise in environmental, energy, politics, and U.S.-China relations.

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Hongqiao Liu
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Journalist and political consultant

Hongqiao Liu

Liu Hongqiao is a freelance journalist and political consultant who has been covering China's environmental and climate protection policy since 2010.

Portrait Dr. Alicia García Herrero
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Senior Fellow & Economist

Dr. Alicia García Herrero

Many management positions mark their CVs. She is also an advisor, visiting professor and has published numerous scientific contributions.

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Portrait Beatrix Massig
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Politician and lawyer

Beatrix Massig

Massig is responsible for the bilateral climate and energy cooperation with China in Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection.

Dr. Margot Schüller
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Expert and researcher

Dr. Margot Schüller

She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg.

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Portrait Magdalene Weiss
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Architect in China

Magdalene Weiss

Magdalene Weiss has been a partner at Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), an international architectural company based in Hamburg, since 2021 and has headed its Shanghai office since 2004.

Portrait Daniel Frerichs
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Daniel Frerichs

Leitet das Europa-Büro des Huangpu Distrikts (Guangzhou) – gelegen im Herzen des größten Mega-City-Clusters der Welt: Greater Bay Area.

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Portrait Alexander Brown
© Alexander Brown
Analyst and Consultant

Alexander Brown

He works as an analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies in Berlin.

Portrait Irina Baerenwald

Irina Baerenwald

She is experienced in the field of export & import certification and a member of the Eastern Europe working group of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

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Portrait Changhua Wu
© Changhua Wu
Policy consultant, analyst and strategist

Changhua Wu

She is an expert in climate protection transformation processes with a specialization in China.

Mirjam Meissner
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Mirjam Meissner

She is an expert in market leadership, industrial policy and the social points system in China advises companies on adapting to Chinese market requirements.

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Jörg Wuttke
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President of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China

Jörg Wuttke

Jörg Wuttke has lived in Beijing for more than three decades and has been Managing Director and Chief Representative of BASF China since 1997.

Portrait Dr. Sabine Stricker-Kellerer
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Legal Expert

Dr. Sabine Stricker-Kellerer

Dr Sabine Stricker-Kellerer is a leading legal expert in China-related business.

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Kurt Plötner B
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Kurt Plötner

Kurt Plötner held managerial positions for around 30 years until 2021 at Hamburg-based Stulz, which produces humidification systems and air-conditioning units for data centres and industry, as well as providing maintenance and customer service for air-conditioning systems.

Portrait Phillip Lehnert
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Chief Executive Officer

Philipp Lehnert

Philipp Lehnert is CEO of the Vector Foiltec Group – a post he has held since 2018. The roof and facade systems company from Bremen operates globally, with production sites in Germany and China.

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Portrait Benno Hain
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Head of the Division Coordination Center for Climate Issues

Dr. Benno Hain

Dr. Beno Hain is recently Head of the Division Coordination Center for Climate Issues as Part of the Ministry for Environment, Energy, Climate and Agriculture of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

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