On 11 October 2020, Courtney Jermyn-van der Zee, Executive Director of the Earth Science Matters Foundation, presented to over 1200 (virtual and onsite) participants of the World Young Scientist Summit, during the 20th anniversary of UK-CARE, China-UK Seminar on Resources and Environment. Where she discussed the important interactions between energy and the environment, the importance of pushing the bar to speed up innovate solutions, and important considerations to keep in mind as we move forward with the energy transition to reach our global climate goals to ensure a sustainable future.

Courtney was also honoured to be nominated as one of the 50 Global Young Scientist Scholar (GYSS) and participate (virtually) in the round-table discussions that took place online and in Wenzhou, China.