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"Healthy World Green Development " Webinar Series No.73

World Energy Decarbonization Pathways 

GLOGDA invites you to join our webinar series No.73 “World Energy Decarbonization Pathways” that will brief the implications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) most recent report—the Sixth Assessment Report, as well as several most recent prominent reports on carbon neutral pathways. The invited speakers will discuss key findings from the report and how the information could be used by decision-makers at the national and international levels. This webinar will be followed by a Q&A session where participants are encouraged to ask relevant questions. 
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was founded as a scientific body that reviews and assesses the most recent information produced worldwide that is relevant to understanding climate change. Dr. Nan Zhou from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , is one of the leading scientists participating in drafting sections of the report. She and Virginie Letschert also led global net zero pathway studies for key emerging economies, including China and Indonesia. Dr. Richard Dasher, Director of US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University, will provide an industry perspective from private sector and how technology is being utilized to monitor and mitigate climate change’s adverse effects. 

Date & Time:
February 10, 2023, 5 pm - 7 pm PST (Friday) ;
February 11, Saturday 9 am - 11 am Beijing Time (Saturday);

Keynote Speakers:​


Dr.  Nan Zhou

Keynote Speaker

Senior Scientist of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Technical Program Manager for the Net Zero World Action Center

Co-Chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of California -China Climate Institute

Dr. Zhou leads several international energy and climate change-related research programs with a focus on the largest emitter China.  She was the Group Leader of the China Energy Group and Head of the International Energy Analysis Department.  Dr. Zhou currently serves as the Technical Program Manager for the Net Zero World Action Center, an initiative launched by the U.S. government to work with countries to implement their climate ambition pledges and accelerate transitions to net zero, resilient, and inclusive energy systems.


Dr. Zhou’s expertise includes energy and emission modeling, energy efficiency for end-use sectors in buildings and industry; and low carbon city development. Prior to LBNL, she was an assistant professor in two universities in Japan for four years. She has more than 300 publications including ones published in Nature Energy.

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Virginie Letschert

Keynote Speaker

Principal Scientific Engineering Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Virginie has over a decade of experience in energy efficiency policy analysis and international program development. At Berkeley Lab, she leads international collaborations and country technical assistance activities, working closely with experts and policymakers in order to raise the ambition of energy efficiency programs around the world.
In recent years, Virginie has been one of the key experts supporting the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program and other philanthropic foundations to advance cooling policies in Brazil, Indonesia and the Caribbean. 
In addition to these, Virginie’s technical analyses have supported the development and prioritization of U.S appliance efficiency standards for the U.S. Department of Energy. Virginie is also the lead developer of LBNL’s PAMS model, which she has used to provide trainings on technical analysis to support standards and labeling programs for key country partners. Finally, Virginie’s early research is foundational to Berkeley Lab's signature model,  BUENAS, providing potential studies for appliance energy efficiency around the world. 


Dr. Richard Dasher

Keynote Speaker

Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University

Dr. Richard Dasher has been Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University since 1994. His research focuses on the impact of new technologies on industry value chains, innovation management, and regional innovation ecosystems in different countries. From 1998 – 2015, he concurrently served as Executive Director of the Stanford’s Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), which conducts industry-funded research into advanced nano- and microelectronics. Dr. Dasher was the first-ever non-Japanese person asked to participate in Japanese national university
governance, serving as an outside Board Director and member of the Management Council of Tohoku University from 2004 – 2010. Dr. Dasher is currently on the review and program committees for several major S&T funding programs in Japan. He is a partner with Global Hands-On Venture Capital (GHOVC), and he is an advisor to accelerators, startups, and think-tanks in the U.S., Canada, and several Asian countries.

Forum Moderator:


Xiaofeng Zhang


President of GLOGDA

Vice President of IEEE Smart Village

Forum Q&A Moderator:

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Dr. April Zheng

Q&A Moderator

Co-Chair, Young Professionals Division, GLOGDA

Vice President of GLOGDA

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