The Beijing-Humboldt Forum (BHF) is an international conference with a non-profit background and deals with the Green Economy and its interaction with cultural heritage. The event takes place every year in September at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in the capital city of China, Beijing. ZEW is a founding member and co-organizer of the Forum which offers a unique platform for interdisciplinary exchange between Germany and China. At the two-day event, around 400 guests will discuss solutions to global challenges and establish sustainable cooperation structures. The sessions will focus on social science research inquiries, taking into account economic, technological, and social contexts. Discussing political implications will also be welcome, since it is precisely the combination of different perspectives and disciplines that makes the conference unique. With its design, the BHF creates both a forum for scientific exchange and a platform for networking for German and Chinese executives from research, industry, politics, and administration.

The Beijing-Humboldt Forum was first held in November 2013 as a side event of the EU-China Summit, chaired by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and the then President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso. The BHF is jointly organised by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the UIBE, with the support of the Austrian and German Embassies in China, the Turkish-German University of Istanbul, Energie AG Data Ltd, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, the Leibniz Institute for the German Language (IDS), the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Linz Tourism, the Sichuan Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, the University of Münster, and the Nagoya University Japan. BMW China and Rolls Royce Power Systems also support the Beijing-Humboldt Forum 2019. The BHF-Qilu Forum will take place for the first time in 2019, before the BHF 2019, on 19/20 September at Shandong University of Finance and Economics (SDUFE). Following the BHF, the BHF-Chengdu Forum will be held on 24 and 25 September.

In the ZEW session on "Climate Change Mitigation, Air Pollution Control, and the Mobility Sector," scientists from China, Germany, and the USA will present research projects dealing with economic issues related to emissions caused by the mobility sector at the local, regional, and international level, examining both supply-side developments in electromobility and demand-side behavioural responses to various incentives to reduce emissions. The session will also focus on analyses of the efficacy of various policy measures for reducing urban air pollution.

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21.09.2019 - 23.09.2019

Event Location

University of International Business and Economics

No. 10 Huixin East Street, Chaoyang District 130012 Beijing

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