The 2022 Youth Science Forum on Global Sustainable Development in the Context of “carbon peak and neutrality” at XLIS
On the morning of Saturday April 9th, 2022, XLIS set the stage for a unique intellectual exchange for students from various schools, to reflect and present their understanding of the UN SDGs, in the context of “carbon peak and neutrality”. The 2022 Youth Science Forum on Global Sustainable Development in the context of “carbon peak and neutrality”, was mutually instituted by the Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League, the Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government, and the Shaanxi Provincial Youth Federation. Its organization was overseen collectively by Xi’an Liangjiatan International School and Xi’an Foreign Language School, Xi’an No.2 Foreign Language School. This forum was also sponsored by Samsung (China) Semiconductor Co.,Ltd.
The opening speeches delivered by Mr. Xu Yongsheng，the Secretary of the Communist Youth League of Shaanxi Provincial Communist Party Committee and Chairman of the Provincial Youth Federation, as well as Mr. Liu Baoping, the Deputy Director General of Education Department of Shaanxi Provincial Government, optimistically launched this relevant occasion. This event attracted considerable attention from teenagers in Shaanxi, with over 120,000 online participants.
The forum was organized into two interconnected phases consisting of an opening session featuring keynote speeches by leading researchers, and the second phase showcasing speeches by local and international students. During the first half of the conference, Dr. Guangxi Li, Dr. Dubkova Olga, Dr. Jiayin Wang, Dr. Ali Shirvani and Dr. Pingping Luo shared their insights on the global issues taking center stage at the forum, while also exploring new initiatives to achieve China’s “dual carbon” goals.
During the second half of the event, more than 50 students from Xi’an Gaoxin Experimental Primary School, Xi’an Foreign Language School, Xi’an No.2 Foreign Language School, Xi’an Tie Yi High School, Xi’an Gaoxin No.1 Middle School, High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University, The International Department of SSDFZ (SSFBC), and Xi’an Liangjiatan International School, fervently shared their thoughts on sustainability and achieving China’s carbon peak and neutrality objectives.
As the initiators of this forum, XLIS teachers and students benefited extensively from this exclusive learning experience. As the leaders and problem solvers of tomorrow’s world, the youth of today are bound to become the forerunners and guiding forces of scientific, industrial, and technological innovation. When young learners from multi-cultural and various educational backgrounds gather and focus on relevant world issues, intellectual exchange and critical thinking will deepen their understanding of sustainability. This represented a valuable opportunity for them to demonstrate their sense of responsibility and commitment as global citizens. Leading by example, practicing sustainable development, living a healthy lifestyle, and contributing to the creation of a more ecologically conscious civilization remains a necessary approach to achieving a better future for mankind.
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Author: Fancy Fan (Student & Parent Center Officer)