Call for Papers: International Conference on Carbon Neutrality 2023(ICCN-2023)

The International Conference on Carbon Neutrality 2023(ICCN-2023, ) will be held in Shanghai, China from October 20 to 22, 2023. The conference venue is at the Longemont Shanghai Hotel (5 Star) located in the city centre, No.1116, Yan An Road(W), Changning District, Shanghai. The conference will be hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and co-organized by the University of Edinburgh, University of Michigan (Global CO2 Initiative), Tsinghua University, University of Birmingham, University of Oxford, and the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of CAS.


Achieving carbon neutrality calls for a systematic in-depth transition of technology, economy and society, which will completely change the traditional modes of production, living and consumption. Carbon neutrality, as a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive research area, involves energy, environment, finance, management, and other fields. ICCN-2023 will provide the researchers, scientists, engineers, and students around the world with a unique international academic communication platform to disseminate the scientific discoveries, technological breakthroughs, climate finance and management, policy innovation and system design, and to share experience, in the field of carbon neutrality. We sincerely invite forward-looking scientists, engineers, researchers and students from all over the world to join this event.


Conference Themes

The themes of the conference will cover (but not limited to):

1. Hydrogen and Renewable Low Carbon Fuels

2. Advanced Energy Storage

3. Waste Carbon Resource Utilization

4. Climate Policy and Finance

5. Decarbonization and CCUS

6. Smart Energy towards Carbon Neutrality

7. Ecosystem Carbon Sink and Environmental Governance

8. Green Building and Low Carbon City


Important Dates

31 August 2023: Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

10 Sept. 2023: Extended Abstract Acceptance Notice

15 Sept. 2023: Deadline of Early-bird Registration


Procedure for Submission

1. Please use the two-page extended template when preparing your extended abstract. (Please download the template on the website of the ICCN-2023.)


2. Two-page extended abstract for ICCN-2023 should be submitted online to the submission center of ICCN-2023. (


Publication in Journal

Selected high quality papers from ICCN-2023 proceedings will be further reviewed and published in the journal Carbon Neutrality. ( )


Best Paper Award

Best oral presentations and posters will be selected and awarded at the conference.


Registration Fee

At least one author of the accepted abstract must be registered. All participants of ICCN-2023 need to register. Registrants who pay their registration fee after 15 September 2023 will be charged the standard registration fees. We kindly request that you register and complete the payment as soon as possible to secure your participation in the conference. Please follow the instructions provided on our conference website to complete the registration process successfully (


Call for Exhibition/Sponsorship

The Local Organizing Committee of the ICCN-2023 welcomes sponsors and exhibitors from interested companies and institutions. ICCN-2023 will be a great opportunity to promote the true value of your product and services. Potential exhibitors and sponsors may email to  for details.


International Scientific Committee Chairs

Hongguang Jin, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Zhen Huang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Conference Chairs

Changying Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Neil Robertson, University of Edinburgh

Volker Sick, University of Michigan

Xiliang Zhang, Tsinghua University

Haisheng Chen, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, CAS

Yulong Ding, University of Birmingham

Michael Obersteiner, University of Oxford


ICCN-2023 Plenary Lecture

Plenary lecture 1

Prof. Michael Obersteiner, University of Oxford


Robust climate policy instruments for climate neutrality and beyond


Plenary lecture 2

Prof. Zhen Huang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Renewable Synthetic FuelTurning carbon dioxide back into fuel


Plenary lecture 3

Prof. Neil Robertson, University of Edinburgh


Solar photovoltaics: technologies and future prospects


Plenary lecture 4

Prof. Xian Zhang, The Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21, Ministry of Science and Technology of China


Prospect on CCUS technology development under the carbon neutrality goal