Call for Papers:The 1st International Conference on Carbon Neutrality (ICCN-2023)


The 1st International Conference on Carbon Neutrality (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

30 June 2023: Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

31 July 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. Authors should complete the conference registration and payment by the day of the conference.


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.


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