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


California Energy Commission

City of San Francisco

APEC China Business Council

Energy Innovation

China New Energy Chamber of Commerce

About the Organizers

  • The US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC) is a U.S. non-profit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since being founded in 2008, UCGEC is dedicated to developing a high-level international platform for dialogue and technology collaboration on addressing climate change and promoting green energy development in US, China and other APEC economies.
  • The APEC Sustainable Energy Center (APSEC) is the official specialized APEC center for promoting advanced ideas and models of sustainable energy development across the APEC region, and for facilitating cooperation among member economies through information exchange, policy dialogue, technology R&D, demonstration and dissemination, and capacity-building in the field of sustainable energy.