Vision and Mission:
Addressing the challenges along with human energy use and its environment and climate impacts from the interdisciplinary perspectives of energy economics, modeling, technology, case studies and policy analysis. Focusing on the developing world with special interests in China, given China's energy and environment challenges in its greatest socio-economic transformation, and China’s growing impact to and rising role in global sustainability in the 21st century.
Coal in a Climate Constrained World
Global coal market research China case study.
· Carbon capture and sequestration in China.
· Coal-power conflict and its implication for global energy and climate policy.
· Interactions between domestic and international coal markets.
International Climate Policy
Reform of global carbon market: a case of Chinese wind CDM.
Engaging developing countries in the post-Kyoto climate change policy.
Clean energy and China’s climate policy transformation.
US-China collaboration on energy and climate.
Low Carbon Economy and Low Carbon City
Low carbon cities development in China and global best practices.
Low carbon toolkits for policy makers.
Life cycle assessment and carbon footprint calculation for corporation and cities.
Climate Change and Land Use Change
“Land use and land cover change and its environmental impact in Southwest Karst Area of China” (China NSF). Participant.
China’s key western fragile ecosystem. “Integrated ecological rehabilitation model technological framework and support system” (China NSF). Participant.
“Vegetation changes around Beijing during last 50 years due to climate change” (Beijing Science Fund). Participant.