On August 25, Young China Watchers London and NüVoices hosted Karoline Kan and Zongqi Yu, who both work on issues at the intersection between gender and climate change. Moderated by Jessie Lau (NüVoices)
About Karoline Kan
Karoline is a Chinese environmental journalist and winner of the 2019 Young China Watcher of the Year Award. Her work was recognised in 2016 by the International China Journalists Association and was awarded with an Honourable Mention by The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards. Her 2019 book, Under Red Skies is the first English memoir by a Chinese millennial.
About Zongqi Yu
Zongqi is a climate activist and advocate from Beijing. In November 2017 and August 2019, she visited the Antarctic Peninsula and the Svalbard Islands – following which she organised a series of educational and awareness-raising campaigns. Zongqi has also played a role in delivering the past four iterations of the International Youth Summit on Energy and Climate Change. In recognition of her climate activism and advocacy, she was selected as a Chinese Youth Delegate to attend the 24th UN Climate Change Conference at Katowitz, Poland. She is a student of Environmental Engineering and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.