Welcome to Reena Gordon, our new Strategic Advisor on the project. Reena has a long track record with business strategy and development. She is currently the CEO of Remarkable Ventures.
JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy Liu is selected for China Business News "50 Most Innovative Business Leaders"
Our fourth JUCCCE China Energy Forum used an innovative interactive and bilingual format to explore collaboration opportunities on sustainable technologies for China.
JUCCCE in the Washington Post.
The annual World Economic Forum at Davos is known to be a hub for the business elite. JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy Liu was in the thick of things this year pushing the agenda for sustainable consumerism with our JUCCCE China Dream project. There was a major shift in the discussion of consumer-facing companies from just tackling sustainable production to how to reshape aspirational lifestyles to create more consumer pull for sustainable products. See the presentation Peggy gave on the challenges and opportunites to pilot a framework to reimagine prosperity and reshape social norms in China.
On Oct 22, JUCCCE helped publicly launch our REUSE EXPO project with our green school showcase,YK Pao in Shanghai. Nine pavilions from the recently-concluded Shanghai Expo have donated a portion of their materials (including furniture, lighting and fixtures) to be reused in building the school's new campus to be opened in 2012. National, city and corporate pavilions including New Zealand, London ZED and Cisco have signed up to donate materials. The project highlights the importance of reusing materials which is often overshadowed by recycling or reduced resuage. This project also supports the sustainability theme of the Expo "Better City, Better Life." JUCCCE hopes this will set an example for other major events in China. See our press release, English coverage by Cleaner Greener China, and Chinese coverage by Southern Metropolis Daily. JUCCCE brought together many organizations to work together with YK Pao to make this possible. Engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff is donating expertise in Expo deconstruction and green building. Ruder Finn donated press relations support for the event. S.H.E Advisory and GIGA Foundation provided project management support. Thanks to ID Creations for Video help, and Charlie Xia for photography!
JUCCCE Chairperson Peggy liu talks with Tom Friedman in the New York Times about China's attitudes on climate change and cleantech.
JUCCCE Chairperson appointed to World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council
Peggy Liu, Chairperson of the non-profit organization Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), has been appointed to a council of the World Economic Forum.
Liu has been appointed a member of the World Economic Forum'sGlobal Agenda Council on New Energy Architecture 2011. According to the letter of invitation from Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, Liu was invited to serve on the council because of her “thought leadership in this field.”
Liu will serve on this Global Agenda Council along with 15 to 20 experts. Each Council serves as an informal advisory group to the World Economic Forum and to the international community. Liu was also named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009.
"The Councils represent the world’s foremost interdisciplinary brains trust of innovative thinking and idea exchange on global issues. They unite the world’s most relevant experts, including business and government leaders, in an ongoing, comprehensive and co-creative process to monitor and address global, regional and industry challenges."
Executive Director Dr. Stephen Hammer talks about the limits of Smart Grid in the Harvard Business Review.
As China changes from the 'factory of the world' to the 'cleantech lab of the world' more and more international players are trying to understand the drivers behind China's change... and how to benefit from it. Our JUCCCE chairperson explains how China can uniquely pit low cost capital with large scale experimentation to find new cleantech models that work. International partners have the opportunity to collaborate with China in producing low cost sustainable solutions that can be deployed anywhere in the world. In October, Peggy spoke about this megatrend at the TEDxChCh in New Zealand. Recently she was quoted in the New York Times in an article on Chinese offshore wind farms and in a Thomas Friedman Op-ed piece, as well as Washington Post, ABC World News , Huffington Post and China's QQ.