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Peggy Liu    

Chair of Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy

Peggy Liu has been at the heart of the greening of China over the last decade. As the most visible of China’s environmentalists, she is an informal ambassador of China’s green journey and explainer of how China works. She advises companies and governments on sustainability and cross-cultural collaboration.

Ms Liu is chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE), a non-governmental organisation accelerating the greening of China for a healthier world. She co-founded JUCCCE out of the first public dialogues between the US and China governments on clean energy. JUCCCE has led giga-scale change across China in sustainable cities, sustainable consumerism, energy-efficient lighting and smart grid.

Her programmatic focus today, “Food Heroes” play-based education, aims to improve both personal and planetary health. The Food Heroes curriculum improves diets in young families to target the largest sources of both obesity epidemics and climate change. She is an adviser to the EAT Forum and is on the board of Drawdown.

Ms Liu is a regularly featured keynote speaker on stages such as the World Economic Forum and TED and a highly sought-after expert in documentaries and major news outlets such as BBC, CNN, NPR and Discovery Channel. She has an electrical engineering computer science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed a public policy programme at Harvard Kennedy School.

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