10–11th April 2021


The Warsaw-Beijing Forum and the Students’ Organization for Law and Economy of China at the University of Warsaw are pleased to invite all interested to the International Online Conference Between China and Europe – Energy for Future Earth. It will gather representatives of Polish and foreign academic institutions. If the scope of your interests covers topics related to China, international affairs, law and economy we encourage you to participate in the conference. We invite students, Ph.D. students, experienced researchers, and others interested in the above-indicated fields of research to join this event.
The conference will take place on 10-11th April, 2021.


We encourage participants to cover topics such as:

  • growth of power engineering;
  • environmental protection;
  • renewable energy sources;
  • legal aspects of energy transformation;
  • challenges of implementation of climate neutrality;
  • problems of environmental pollution;
  • regulatory authorities in the fields of energy;
  • sustainable development;
  • conservation of natural resources;
  • pollution control and remediation;
  • waste management legislation;
  • international environmental actions and conferences on environmental issues, sustainable development and cooperation;
  • international relations between China, EU and Poland.


Saturday, 10th April

9:30-11:45 (CET)
1. Professor Piotr Grzebyk (University of Warsaw, Vice-Dean for Research and International Cooperation, Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China, Warsaw-Beijing Forum Project Academic Supervisor)
2. Paulina Uznańska (University of Warsaw, Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China, Peking University, former main coordinator of the Warsaw-Beijing Forum)
3. Prime Minister Janusz Piechociński (Polish-Asian Chamber of Commerce)
4. Marta Piechocińska (Polish-Asian Chamber of Commerce) – China-Europe-Poland: energy and climate
5. Professor Alan Barrell, DBA., FRSA. (Chairman of the Cambridge Learning Gateway)

Panel I
12:00 AM – 1:30 PM (CET)
Between Environmental Protection and Energy Security
1. Wen Xiang, Ph.D. Associate Professor (University of Copenhagen) – Renewable Energy Regulation and Policy in China
2. Professor Łukasz Gacek (Jagiellonian University) – China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025): Long Road to Carbon Neutrality
3. Brad Hiller, Ph.D. (University of Cambridge) – Environmental protection and energy security within the context of sustainable and low-carbon resilient development

Panel II
1:45 – 3:15 PM (CET)
Climate Neutrality Programs and Green Transformation
1. Rafał Kozerski (SSW Pragmatic Solutions) – European Green Deal and Competition. Do existing competition rules in the EU support or hamper the implementation of the European Green Deal initiatives?
2. Maksymilian Piekut (SSW Pragmatic Solutions, University of Warsaw, Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China) – Financing the green transformation: Understanding Innovation Fund and Modernisation Fund
3. Magdalena Porzeżyńska, Ph.D. (Brysiewicz, Bokina, Sakławski & Partners, University of Warsaw) – European Green Deal and Its Implications for State Aid in the Energy Sector

Panel III
3:30 – 5:00 PM (CET)
Offshore – China & Europe – Opportunities for Poland
1. Patrycja Pendrakowska (Boym Institute, University of Warsaw) – The development of offshore in China: challenges and opportunities
2. Radosław Maruszkin Ph.D (DLA Piper, University of Warsaw) – Permitting for offshore in Poland
3. Jakub Bednerek (Ministry of Infrastructure, speaking in personal capacity) – Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms – actions undertaken in the framework of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM)
4. Paulina Stachura (NGL Legal) – Polish offshore wind farms support system

Panel I
12:00 AM – 1:15 PM (CET)

• Justyna Kanas (University of Warsaw) – State Aid for Renewable Energy Sources in the Context of Polish Auction System 2022-2027
• Michał Ścibura (University of Warsaw) – The Sino-European Relations in the Field of Energy with Particular Emphasis on the EU-China Energy Cooperation Platform (ECECP)
• MSc Elmars Baltins (University of Latvia) – Modular Floating Pontoon Power Plant with Linear Electric Generators for Individual Users to Harvest Energy from Small Waves
• Karolina Walczak (Jagiellonian University) – How to Measure and Monitor Sustainable Development? Sustainable Development Goals Index for Poland and China
• MSc Dagmara Dragan (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) –
The Impact of EU Carbon Adjustment Mechanism on China

Panel II
1:30 – 2:45 PM (CET)

• Filip Gawarski (University of Warsaw) – The Legal Future of Hydrogen
• MA Karolina Kozłowska (University of Warsaw) – Trends in Chinese Renewable Energy Law: Why Europe is Laging Behind in the Global Race for the Renewables?
• Helena Chojnowska (University of Silesia) – Sustainable Development Based on the EU and China 2030 Agendas (Comparative Approach)
• Anatol Jaśkowiec (University of Warsaw) – Will the China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment Revolutionize the Chinese Attitude Towards Sustainable Development?
• Julia Antosiewicz (University of Warsaw) – Renewable Energy Sources in the People’s Republic of China on the Example of Solar Energy

Sunday, 11th April

Panel IV
10:15 – 11:45 AM (CET)
Energy Market Liberalization in the EU and Energy Market Liberalization Between the EU and China
Representatives of SDZLEGAL Schindhelm:
1. Agnieszka Łuszpak-Zając, Ph.D. – Energy market liberalization in the EU
2. Marcel Brinkmann – Energy market liberalization between the EU and China
3. Qian Zhang Energy market liberalization between the EU and China
4. Bartosz Frydel – Energy market liberalization in the EU

Panel V
12:00 AM – 1:30 PM (CET)
Sustainable development – the Use of New Technologies to Protect the Environment
1. Professor Martin Garrat (Chief Executive of Cambridge Cleantech) – Leading Edge Cleantech Innovations to Help Achieve the SDG’s and Address the Climate Crisis
2. Maciej Sokołowski, Ph.D Associate Professor (Keio University, University of Warsaw) – Do Androids Dream of Sustainable Development?
3. Professor Alan Barrell, DBA., FRSA. (Chairman of the Cambridge Learning Gateway) – Open Innovation, Technology Transfer and Knowledge Sharing in support of Sustainability Goals – Practical Approaches and a China-West Case Study

Panel VI
1:45 – 3:15 PM (CET)
New approach to energy policy: business and regulatory drivers of green transformation in Europe
Representatives of Linklaters:
1. Jakub Dąbrowski – Renewable Energy – legal & business framework
2. Tomasz Pleskot – What else apart from RES? Selected low-carbon energy sources, including nuclear power
3. Wojciech Podlasin, LL.M. – EU competition law and sustainability objectives
4. Michał Wołangiewicz – ESG – megatrend

Closing remarks 
3:30 – 4:00 PM (CET)
1. Stephane Pouffary (CEO, ENERGIES 2050) – Climate Long Term low carbon Strategies and NDC revision as an opportunity to drive changes for an inspiring fair future

Panel III
12:00 AM – 1:15 PM (CET)

• MA Solomiya Kharchuk (University of Wrocław) – When Geopolitics Meets CO2: Climate Change as a Potential Arena of Cooperation between Washington and Beijing
• Martyna Szoja (University of Warsaw) – Chinese Investments in the South Caucasus, Including Energy Issues
• MA Jakub Plebański (University of Gdańsk) – Sale of Electricity from Renewable Sources by Energy Producers outside the Support Schemes. Is Polish Regulatory Framework Favourable for this Business Model?
• Edyta Szeksztełło (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) – Ecological Disasters in the Light of the Directive 2013/30/EU on the Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations
• Filip Golędzinowski (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) – Different Approach: Energy and an Individual’s Personal Right in Poland

Panel IV
1:30 – 2:45 PM (CET)

• Karolina Pajączek (University of Warsaw) – Selected Issues of the Axiology of Energy Law
• MSc Piotr Gajewski (University of Gdańsk) – The person Liable for Real Estate Tax on Assets of Renewable Energy Source Installation Situated on the Leased Land
• Artur Hammermeister (University of Warsaw) – Corporate Environmental Responsibility versus Interest of the Company?
• Emilia Szostak (University of Warsaw) – “War on pollution” – China’s Environmental Policy since 2014
• Laura Ruszel (University of Warsaw) – From Coal to Renewable Energy – Development of the Energy Law of the European Union


Janusz Piechociński

Prime Minister,
Polish-Asian Chamber
of Commerce

Professor Piotr Grzebyk

University of Warsaw, Vice-Dean for Research and International Cooperation, Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China, WBF Project Academic Supervisor

Professor Alan Barrell

Chairman of the Cambridge
Learning Gateway

Professor Martin Garratt

Chief Executive
at Cambridge Cleantech

Brad Hiller, Ph.D.

University of Cambridge,
Asian Development Bank

Radosław Maruszkin, Ph.D.

DLA Piper,
University of Warsaw

Marta Piechocińska

Polish-Asian Chamber
of Commerce

Wen Xiang, Ph.D.

Centre of Excellence
for International Courts

Rafał Kozerski

SSW Pragmatic Solutions

Maximilian Piekut

SSW Pragmatic Solutions,
University of Warsaw, Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China

Magdalena Porzeżyńska, Ph.D.

Brysiewicz, Bokina, Sakławski
& Partners, University of Warsaw

Stephane Pouffary


Professor Łukasz Gacek

Head of Department of China, Institute of Middle and Far East
Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Agnieszka Łuszpak-Zając, Ph.D.


Marcel Brinkmann


Bartosz Frydel


Qian Zhang


Paulina Stachura

NGL Legal

Maciej M. Sokołowski, Ph.D.

Keio University,
University of Warsaw

Patrycja Pendrakowska

Boym Institute,
University of Warsaw

Paulina Uznańska

Univeristy of Warsaw, Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China, Peking University, former main coordinator of the WBF

Jakub Bednarek

Ministry of Infrastructure,
speaking in personal capacity

Jakub Dąbrowski


Tomasz Pleskot


Wojciech Podlasin, LL.M.


Michał Wołangiewicz



Marcin Borys

RJ & Partners Law Firm, University of Warsaw, Polish Research Centre for Law and Economy of China

Julia Antosiewicz

University of Warsaw,
Warsaw-Beijing Forum participant

Julia Szcześniak

University of Warsaw,
Warsaw-Beijing Forum participant

Małgorzata Kobyszewska

University of Warsaw,
Warsaw-Beijing Forum participant

Zuzanna Pudło

University of Warsaw,
Warsaw-Beijing Forum participant

Hanna Soral

University of Warsaw,
Warsaw-Beijing Forum participant









Professor Piotr Grzebyk  
Project Academic Supervisor
Phone: +48 506 019 551
Mail: p.grzebyk@wpia.uw.edu.pl

Zuzanna Pudło  
Main Coordinator of the Project
Phone: +48 ‭535 665 603


Professor Zhang Li
Project Academic Supervisor

Su Hanting
Shu Ni
Lan Tianze
Beijing Team Coordinators
Mail: wbfpress@163.com