Decarbonization and energy transition: Empowering youth for sustainable development in the Mekong Region

SUMERNET Young Professionals (SYP) aims to organize this workshop, in collaboration with GreenGeek, to empower youth and young professional groups and provide them with insights of decarbonization in practice.

30 June 2024 | 13:30 - 17:00
3F, Building 26, Far East Cultural Park, No.6 Hepingli North St., Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

The workshop will focus on raising awareness about sustainability and inspiring participants to pursue careers in sustainable development. By addressing the importance of decarbonization, the workshop seeks to foster a sense of responsibility among the youth and encourage them to contribute towards a sustainable future. Meanwhile, the workshop will explore what are the capacity needs of young professionals, how a network like SYP can support them, and what are the members’ expectations and the recommendations for future SYP activities.

Objectives

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of decarbonization principles and their relevance in promoting sustainable development
  • To strengthen SUMERNET Young Professionals (SYP) mission for collaboration among young professionals between China and the Mekong regional countries in terms of pressing environmental issues
  • To inspire and motivate participants to pursue careers in sustainable development and contribute towards building a more resilient and sustainable Mekong Region
  • To discuss how SYP can move forward as a regional platform for young professionals in the Mekong Region including China

About the hosts 

GreenGeek

GreenGeek is a university-based environmental network aimed at fostering sustainable development in China. GreenGeek connects over a thousand enthusiasts and professionals globally, dedicated to public welfare and environmental conservation. It offers young people opportunities for idea exchange, collaborative learning, and innovative action, aiming to inspire active participation in sustainability efforts.

SUMERNET Young Professionals (SYP) 

SYP is part of the Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) Programme, and its Secretariat is hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI Asia) in Bangkok, Thailand. SYP’s mission is to engage young professionals of all genders in the Mekong Region and beyond on today's critical issues (e.g., water security) and contribute to a more sustainable Mekong future for all.

Language

The workshop will be held in Chinese (Mandarin).

Participation

Targeted participants are young professionals (age 18-35) who work in and are interested in decarbonization and university students who are ambitious to pursue careers in sustainable development. Seats are limited to 30 participants for only participants based in Beijing and vicinity who are available to participate in person. 

If you wish to attend onsite, please register here.

Information

Decarbonization and energy transition: Empowering youth for sustainable development in the Mekong Region

Event date

Sunday 30 June 2024
13:30 - 17:00

Location

3F, Building 26, Far East Cultural Park, No.6 Hepingli North St., Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Topic

energy

Country

China

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