Forum Structure


Speakers & panels

Innovative SOlutions Hub

YSIF will feature a variety of engaging speakers from the private sector, NGOs, think tanks, academia, and government. Fitting with this year's theme, "Dynamic Solutions for a Sustainable Future," keynote speeches and panels will focus on nimble, creative, and non-traditional approaches to fighting climate change and improving sustainability across sectors.

The innovative solutions hub offers delegates the opportunity to present their own business ideas and projects to the larger intellectual community of Beijing. Delegates will receive valuable mentoring and feedback from scholars and experts on how to turn their ideas into business models, potentially receiving venture capital funding.


Site Visits

Workshops & Simulation

YSIF creates a work environment that promotes innovative action. At this year's Forum, attendees will have ample opportunities to engage with speakers and organization representatives through interactive workshops and Q&A sessions after every presentation. Delegates can attend their preferred workshops to learn about relevant, disruptive approaches to citizen science, green finance, renewable energy, environmental policy, and more from experienced practitioners.

Beijing is a global city and a hub for innovation. As the capital of China, it is also the focal point of government policy around sustainability and climate change. To take advantage of the rich variety of local resources, YSIF delegates will be able to gain a comprehensive understanding through visits at Chinese organisations.