Ms. Ju Wang, Secretary General of the International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA) and expert member of Executive Board of the Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition (CEET), attended the Executive Board Meeting of CEET from July 12 to 14 in New York. During the meeting, she offered technological and development suggestions to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), regarding carbon neutrality and energy transition.
CEET develops working groups in transportation, renewable energy and other sectors to achieve carbon neutrality in the context of global sustainable development goals (SDGs). As the co-leader of the working group focusing on the transportation sector, Ms. Wang proposes a three-dimensional development pathway of new energies and new energy vehicles. Additionally, she analyzes the core parts of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technology pathway, thereby helping to reach a consensus among the Executive Board members regarding the role played by hydrogen in carbon reduction and carbon neutrality.
Ms. Wang pointed out that automotive electrification holds immense potential to revolutionize the transportation sector and drive the global energy transition. China will continue to promote energy transition with a sound industry framework, supportive regulatory environment and technological innovation to build a sustainable future with the rest of the world.
The CEET was launched in September 2021 by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). It is a global, high-level body of engineers and energy systems experts to contribute to the UN Secretary General’s goal to build a coalition to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, and to the UN generally on engineering pathways to achieve comprehensive decarbonization by mid-century.