Sino-American Youth Dialogue

With the continuous expansion of the world economy, carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere have surged. Extreme disasters induced by global warming keep popping up. The world is undergoing irreversible climate change. It is in everyone’s stake to protect the planet we call home. We must confront the problems brought to mother nature by climate change and seek solutions in cooperation, sharing responsibility as two major countries and collectively building “a community with a shared future for mankind”.

On April, 2021, China Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry met in Shanghai and jointly issued the <China-US Joint Statement Addressing the Climate Crisis>. Marked  the China and America two countries have begun to jointly build and promote a win-win global climate governance system. To advance the world's climate change governance and to highlight the responsibility and commitment of Chinese and American youth on this issue, we will hold the Sino-American Youth Dialogue on Climate Change. We hope that through youth exchanges between two countries, mutual trust and consensus will be enhanced and the younger generation can play an important role in building a community of shared future for mankind.


Beijing Time · October 8th Morning

Pacific Time · October 7th Evening

Opening Ceremony:

Guest Speeches

Beijing Time · October 8th Morning

Pacific Time · October 7th Evening

Round Table Meeting:

Youth Presentation

Beijing Time · October 8th Evening

Pacific Time · October 8th Morning

Youth Dialogue:

Dialogue With Special Guests

Beijing Time · October 8th Evening

Pacific Time · October 8th Morning

Closing Ceremony:

Awards and Summary

Requirements for submissions

Under the event theme, the Sino-American Youth Dialogue openly solicits submissions in three categories (academic, media, and practice) on global climate change, carbon emissions peak, and carbon neutrality, especially majors such as environment, ecology, energy, economics, public management, international relations.

All submissions will be reviewed by experts, and Outstanding Submissions will be selected among accepted ones. Once the submission is accepted, the author must do an oral presentation. The Best Presentation Award will be decided after expert review.

Submission methods & timetable

Scholars and students who are interested in participating in this event should fill out the Participation Receipt and email the document to yjsbgw@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn, and also register and submit their first draft through the official website of the event before September 5th, 2021, 24:00 China Standard Time


(Participation Receipt and Requirements get through website




First draft submission


Results of the preliminary review


Submission of final work



1. Prize money: a total of 9 Outstanding Submissions will be selected from the three categories (academic, media, and practice), with 3 from each category. Each winner will be awarded RMB 5,000; 6 Best Presentation Awards will be selected based on authors’ oral presentations, and each will be awarded RMB 10,000.

2. Participation in top international conferences: Participants may have the opportunity to attend the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the 3rd Graduate Forum of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate, and the Global Youth Summit on Net-zero Carbon Future, and the 26th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UNFCCC.

3. Opportunities to engage with experts: Authors of selected submissions will be invited to make an oral presentation, and those who perform well in this part will have the privilege to directly engage with top experts and scholars in the round table session.

4. Publicity for your paper: Selected submissions will be covered by mainstream media and recommended to relevant media platforms.

Source: XiaoyanOnline

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