Digital Economy and Carbon Neutrality

Series: 2021 Resilience Learning Month

Digital Economy and Carbon Neutrality

25 November 2021

With a gross domestic product share of 38.6% in 2020, the country’s digital economy is considered to play a key role in achieving this carbon neutrality target. This initiative is supportive of ADB’s recent announcement of an increased ambition of $100 billion in climate finance by 2019-2030, as well as UNFCCC COP26's call on scaling up the investments in climate change adaptation and achieving carbon neutrality.

This webinar invited Chinese experts and speakers from Alibaba Group, Ant Group, and Tencent Group to share their experiences and insights on the role of digitalization in implementing strategies for climate adaptation and carbon neutrality.


Event Summary

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
25 Nov 2021 Opening Opening Remarks Thomas Panella
25 Nov 2021 Discussions and Presentations Moderator:
Dongmei Guo
25 Nov 2021 Presentation 1 Impacts of Climate Risks on Digital Economy
This presentation gives an overview of the significant impacts of climate change in the digital economy.
Qingchen Chao
25 Nov 2021 Presentation 2 Digital Economy & Carbon Market
This presentation provides an overview of China's national carbon trading.
Jianyu Zhang
25 Nov 2021 Presentation 3 Tencent’s Carbon Neutrality Strategy
This presentation provides an overview of Tencent's carbon neutrality strategy to reduce its carbon footprint.
Yongping Zhai
25 Nov 2021 Presentation 4 Digitalization for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
This presentation provides an overview of Luohan Academy of the Alibaba Group's digital innovations and climate adaptation.
Wei Liu
25 Nov 2021 Presentation 5 Fintech Empowers Carbon Neutrality
This presentation provides an overview of Ant Group is facilitating broaderparticipation in low-carbon actions.
Yaling Wu


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