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Hongqiao Liu speaks at the TED Countdown Dilemma Session in London in 2022. Photo: Gilberto Tadday / TED

Public Speaking (selected events)

Panelist, Körber Forum: “China: Climate Pioneer or Climate Sinner?”

Körber Foundation

Hamburg, 2022

Panelist, China Time Symposium “Climate Cooperation in EU-China Relations: Chances for Cooperation or Risk of Disconnection?”

Senate of the City of Hamburg

Hamburg, 2022

Keynote speaker, “Can the OECD-China cooperation on environmental issues survive in the current political climate?” (upcoming)

Paris School of International Affairs (PISA), Sciences Po

Paris, 2022

Keynote speaker, 2022 European Caucus on China

European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) and the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

Berlin, 2022

Speaker, “Has China strayed from its ambitious climate pledges?

TED Countdown Dilemma Series

London, 2022

Panelist, “The Future of China’s Green Revolution”

Institute for Policy Studies

Paris, 2022 (online event)

Speaker, “Rare Earths in the Just Transition: Connecting Global Inequalities in REE Commodity Chains”

University of Warwick

Paris, 2022 (online event)

Speaker, “The Chinese Way to Decarbonisation” [Transcript]

Heinrich Böll Foundation: 22nd Foreign Policy Conference

Paris, 2022 (online event)

Speaker, “Can China Achieve its Ambitious Climate Pledges?” [Transcript]

TED Countdown Summit

Edinburgh, 2021

Panelist, “China and the World Webinar Series: China and the Planet

Asia-Europe Peoples Forum (AEPF) and Transnational Institute (TNI)

Paris, 2021 (online event)

Panelist, “COP26 and the Indo-Pacific’s Quest for Net Zero

Asia Society Switzerland

Zurich, 2021

Panelist, “Journalism in A Changing World: Improving Climate Coverage and Including More Voices

Internews and Stanley Center

Glasgow, 2021

Panelist, “Climat : la Chine peut-elle sortir de ses contradictions ?

Asialyst and the French National Institute of Language and Oriental Civilisation (INALCO)

Paris, 2020

Tackling illegal wildlife trade (IWT): strengthening transnational cooperation

Foreign & Commonwealth Office, UK

Wilton Park, 2018

Speaker, “Rare Earths in China: Changing Landscape Points to an Uncertain Future for Global Green Growth

Harvard University

Cambridge MA, 2016

Panelist, “The Green Supply Chain Challenge: On-The-Ground Stories from China

China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center

Washington DC, 2016

Speaker, “Rethinking Water Challenges in China

National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR)

New York, 2016

Speaker, “Drinking Water Safety in China: Challenges, Opportunities and Future Risks

Smith College

Hampton MA, 2016

Panelist, “Earth to Paris

United Nations Foundation

Paris, 2015

Panelist, “Power Reporting: The African Investigative Journalism Conference

University of the Witwatersrand 

Johannesburg, 2013

Event Moderator

Symposium: Sustainable Financing for Soil Remediation Projects

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA)

Paris, 2021

Award Ceremony: China Environmental Press Award

Chinadialogue and Renmin University

Beijing, 2015


Judge, Global Climate Change Storytelling Contest

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Beijing, 2015

Mentor, UNFCCC COP21 Climate Change Media Partnership

Internews Earth Journalism Network

Paris, 2015