Energy, the Environment and Climate Change (Day 4)


Dr Jiang currently leads energy and environmental policy analysis at the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission (China’s macroeconomic planning agency). The major focus of this work includes energy market analysis, climate change analysis, local environmental policies and international negotiations.

Dr Jiang has worked with the IPCC since 1997 and is a lead author of the IPCC’s 4th Assessment Report. He has also been highly involved in the IPCC Special Report on Emission Scenarios and their 3rd Assessment Report. He is a lead author for the Group on Earth Observations 4th report and holds a doctorate degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Since 1993, Dr Jiang has extensively researched energy policy analysis from a climate change perspective, with a particular focus on assessing energy technology policy, energy supply policy, renewable energy development and energy conservation.


Associate Professor Yin Lun is social anthropologist of Bai ethnic minority background, born in 1974 in Kunming, Yunnan Province. He is currently Associate Professor of the Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, Branch Director of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences - Ecology and Nature Conservation, Special Supervisor of the Yunnan Department of Supervision, and a member of the Kuomintang Revolutionary Committee of Yunnan Provincial Party.

Yin Lun has a strong background in the research of Indigenous Knowledge of eastern Himalayan mountain ethnic groups and is the programme leader of several sustainable livelihood development work programs. In 2007, with the support of UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Yin Lun carried out the research project "Impacts of Climate Change on Traditional Livelihoods and Adaptation of Local Tibetan Peoples in Northwest Yunnan." In 2008, with the support of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research, Yin Lun implemented the project "Climate Change in Eastern HImalayas: Community-based advancing Scientific Capacity to Support Climate Change Adaptation."

Yin Lun has been awarded the World Bank China Development Market Association Innovation Award, and in 2009 was selected by the British Government to attend the Global Environmental Youth Leadership Training Program.

YU Jie

Dr. Yu is the director of external affairs and policy for The Nature Conservancy in China, based in Beijing. She also leads the climate and energy policy program for the organization.

Prior to joining TNC, Dr. Yu worked as head of policy for The Climate Group China office, leading and supervising its low carbon city and corporate carbon strategy research. She also served as a program manager for the Heinrich Boell Foundation, leading its climate and environment funding projects between 2007 and 2008. Before that, she worked as a policy advisor for Greenpeace China from 2004 to 2006.

Dr. Yu has been participating in UNFCCC conferences since 2004 and has been actively engaged in policy work from the perspective of Chinese civil society. Her expertise also covers carbon market, corporate carbon market and urban form and climate related issues.

She is one of the authors of China National climate Science Review (with National Metrological Bureau), China Climate Change Annual book 2010 (With Urban Environment Center of Chinese Academy of Social Science), and China Annual Environment Protection Green Book 2009 (with Friends of Nature). Recently, she finished a report for French Development Agency titled the political economy of China’s urban expansion and its climate cost: evidences and insights from Nanjing. Dr. Yu holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Nanjing University.

Dr Yu frequently writes for various media, including the Financial Times, New Century Weekly and Caijing (Finance) magazine.

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