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On September 10-11, 2015, Duke Kunshan University will host a one-and-one-half-day workshop on “China-US Climate Change Action and Cooperation” organized by faculty at Duke University in collaboration with Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Michigan State University.  The workshop will review key domestic climate change actions implemented or emerging in China and the United States, including their domestic co-benefits such as reducing conventional air pollution and addressing energy security.  It will then explore, the potential for an emerging international agreement and other initiatives to support further action and cooperation.  The workshop will be organized around four sessions examining regional and national policies in the U.S. and in China.  The event will begin with a “scenesetter” session discussing trends and forecasts for both countries, and end with roundtable discussion of both international arrangements emerging in the negotiations of a new climate change agreement this year as well as other arenas of bilateral and multilateral cooperation that can influence climate change mitigation. 

The sessions will include views from a mix of scholars, stakeholders, and current and former government officials, with significant time for audience questions and discussions.  In addition to providing timely insight into recent actions in both China and the U.S., the workshop will specifically consider the intersection of climate change and related environment and energy policies, the role of sub-national initiatives, and the role of international cooperation.  The goal is to help stakeholders and officials make better-informed decisions, and to direct scholars towards important research questions.

The speakers include a balanced mix of Chinese and U.S. nationals.  The event will be hosted at the DKU conference facilities with simultaneous translation.

 

 

Program

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time

Event

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 10:00

Welcome and Scenesetter

 

What are the main places to look for climate-related policy developments and discussions in China and the US, and how does this connect to this year’s UN climate negotiations in Paris?  What are the important trends in economic growth, energy policy, and emissions that climate change policy must confront in China and the US?

  • Welcome
LIU Jingnan
Duke Kunshan University
  • Moderator
Billy PIZER
Duke University
  • Speaker
JIANG Kejun
Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission
Richard NEWELL
Duke University
  • Open Discussion

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30

China National Policy

 

What are the emerging opportunities for national mitigation policy?  What are other national policies and priorities—environment, energy, economic, and social—that may positively or negatively affect greenhouse gas emissions?

  • Moderator
XU Jintao
Peking University
  • Speakers
LI Junfeng
National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation
JIA Kang
Ministry of Finance
WANG Hua
Ministry of Environmental Protection
MA Zhong
Renmin University of China
  • Open Discussion

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 15:15

China Regional Trading Programs

 

How do the regional trading programs differ from other trading programs and each other?  What are the main lessons so far? What is their future?

  • Moderator
ZHAO Jinhua
Michigan State University
  • Speakers
QI Shaozhou
Wuhan University
LING Yun*
Shanghai Development and Reform Commission
LIN Danni
China Emissions Exchange
Jeff HUANG
Intercontinental Exchange
  • Open Discussion

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:10

US Regional Climate Policy

 

What is the role of emissions trading in regional climate policies? What are the main lessons so far? What is their future?

  • Moderator
CAO Jing
Tsinghua University
  • Speakers
Jim BUSHNELL
UC Davis
David FARNSWORTH
Regulatory Assistant Project (RAP)
Josh MARGOLIS
Environmental Defense Fund
  • Open Discussion

17:10 – 17:15

Summary of Day One

17:15 – 18:15

Reception

18:15 – 20:00

Buffet Dinner

Friday, September 11, 2015

Time

Event

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

09:00 – 09:05

Opening Remarks for Day Two

09:05 – 10:15

US National Policy

 

What are the emerging opportunities for national mitigation policy?  What are other national policies and priorities—environment, energy, economic, and social—that may positively or negatively affect greenhouse gas emissions?

  • Moderator
WU Libo
Fudan University
  • Speakers
Brian MURRAY
Duke University
Billy PIZER
Duke University
  • Open Discussion

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:45

International Cooperation and Negotiations

 

What form of cooperation is possible between the US and China, and with the rest of the world?  What could we hope for from a Paris Agreement to facilitate that cooperation?  What is the role for sub-national actions and actors in such an agreement?​​

  • Moderator
Richard NEWELL
Duke University
  • Speakers
Jonathan WIENER
Duke University
Jeff SWARTZ
International Emissions Trading Association
ZHAO Jinhua
Michigan State University
ZHA Daojiong
Peking University
  • Open Discussion

12:45 – 13:00

Day Two Summary and Wrap-up

13:00 – 14:00

Optional Lunch

*These invited speakers have indicated their interest, but have not yet confirmed their participation

  • The conference will provide simultaneous translation between Chinese and English

 

 

Speakers

James BUSHNELL

James BUSHNELL
UC Davis

CAO Jing

CAO Jing
Tsinghua University

David FARNSWORTH

David FARNSWORTH
Regulatory Assistant Project (RAP)

Jeff HUANG

Jeff HUANG
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

JIA Kang

JIA Kang
Ministry of Finance

JIANG Kejun

JIANG Kejun
Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission

LI Junfeng

LI Junfeng
National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation

LIN Danni

LIN Danni
China Emissions Exchange

LIU Jingnan

LIU Jingnan
Duke Kunshan University

MA Zhong

MA Zhong
Renmin University

Josh MARGOLIS

Josh MARGOLIS
Environmental Defense Fund

Brian MURRAY

Brian MURRAY
Duke University

Richard NEWELL

Richard NEWELL
Duke University

Billy PIZER

Billy PIZER
Duke University

QI Shaozhou

QI Shaozhou
Wuhan University

Jeff SWARTZ

Jeff SWARTZ
International Emissions Trading Association

Jonathan WIENER

Jonathan WIENER
Duke University

WANG Hua

WANG Hua
Ministry of Environmental Protection

WU Libo

WU Libo
Fudan University

XU Jintao

XU Jintao
Peking University

ZHA Daojiong

ZHA Daojiong
Peking University

ZHAO Jinhua

ZHAO Jinhua
Michigan State University

James Bushnell is an associate professor of economics at the University of California at Davis. He received his BS from the University of Wisconsin in 1989 and PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley in 1993. His research focuses on industrial organization and regulation, energy economics and policy, environmental economics, and game theorization optimization models. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He has also served on the California Independent System Operator’s Market Surveillance Committee since 2002. In addition, he served on the California Power Exchange’s Market Monitoring Committee and on the California Air Resources Board’s Economic Assessment and Allocation Committee for its cap-and-trade program.

Ms. Cao is an associate professor at the Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. Her research interests include Environmental and Energy Economics, such as China’s environmental tax reform, economic instrument for mitigating climate change, computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling, and green productivity. Her research projects include Chinese National Science Function Project, Social Science Funding from Department of Education, IDRC-EEPSEA project, Environmental for Development (EFD) project, Tsinghua Self-Research Project, Tsinghua-K.U. Leuven research collaboration project, and also involved in the 973 climate change project led by NDRC and Tsinghua Low-carbon economic institute project. Her papers were published on Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Review of Income and Wealth, Asian Economic Policy Review, Asian Economic Journal, and Chinese journals such as Economic Research, Financial Research and etc. She receives McKinsey China Economics Award in 2011, Gregory Chow Best Paper Award in 2005 and East Asian Economic Association Best Paper Award in 2004.

David Farnsworth advises regulators and advocates on clean energy and environmental policy and regulation, including implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Program. Prior to working with RAP, he served as a hearing officer and staff attorney with the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) from 1995 to 2008. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Farnsworth represented the PSB on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Staff Working Group.

He served as co-chair of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' (NARUC) Staff Subcommittee to the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment from 2004 to 2005; vice-chair of the NARUC Staff Subcommittee to the Committee on Natural Gas from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Farnsworth has also worked internationally as a regulatory consultant providing training on legal and policy issues to relevant ministries and regulatory commissions in Slovakia, Romania, Abu Dhabi, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Tanzania. Mr. Farnsworth earned a bachelor’s degree from Colby College, along with his juris doctor and master of studies in environmental law from Vermont Law School.

Mr. Jeff Huang is the Managing Director for Greater China at the Intercontinental Exchange. Jeff has over ten years of experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and derivatives business, involving exchanges, futures commission merchants, and financial software technology. Jeff co-authored Technical Reports for China Securities Regulatory Commission on futures markets development. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Beijing Normal University. Mr. Huang spoke and lectured at Council on Foreign Relations in New York, New York University, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, China Agricultural University and Beijing Foreign Affairs College on global and domestic carbon market developments. He is a columnist at FT Chinese and 21st Century Business Herald. Jeff has a Master’s Degree from Beijing Foreign Affairs College.

Member of the National Committee of CPPCC and Member of Subcommittee of Economy, CPPCC; Standing Director of CCIEE, the Chinese Tax Institute, China Urban Financial Society and China Society of Reform; Advisor of China Public-Finance Academy; Distinguished Expert of the People’s Government of Beijing and Shanghai Municipalities; Advisor of the People’s Government of Fujian, Gansu and Anhui Provinces; Consulting Advisor of the People’s Government of Tibet and Guangxi Autonomous Regions; Guest Professor of Peking University, Renmin University of China, Chinese Academy of Governance, Nankai University, Wuhan University, Xiamen University, Anhui University, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Guangdong University of Business Studies, Capital University of Economics and Business, etc.; Expert enjoying special state allowance in 1995; appraised as an academic leader at high level for the National Project “Tens of Thousands of Talents” in 1997; chosen as a visiting scholar for participation in the Heinz Fellowship Program at University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1988-89. Held or participated in a lot of international or domestic research projects, and wrote and published dozens of books, hundreds of essays and thousands of financial papers. He attended economic symposiums respectively at the invitations of Zhu Rongji, Wen Jiabao, Hu Jintao and Li Keqiang (thus considered as one of the “Advisors for Decision-making by the Central Authorities” by the media). One of narrators on the eighteenth collective study of “Fiscal and Taxation System Reform” Topic by Political Bureau of the CPC Committee on January 8, 2010. Winner of Sun Yefang Prize, Mundell-Huang Prize and China Soft Science Special Award. Member of Expert Committee of the 11th, 12th and 13th Five-Year Plan. Served as President of Research Institute for Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance, P.R.C. for a long term. In 2013, edited New Supply: Chinese Innovation in Theory of Economics, initiated and established “China Academy of New Supply-side Economics” and “China New Supply-side Economist 50 Forum” (working as President and Secretary-General), actively prompted the exchanges of “Research Academy of Public-Private Partnerships”, and be committed to the construction of a think tank of Chinese characteristics with a cross-discipline and cross-department academic platform.

Mr. Jiang leads the Integrated Policy Assessment Model for China (IPAC) team at ERI. His primary research focuses include energy and emission scenario analysis, energy policy, energy system, energy market, climate change, local environment policies and international climate negotiation.

From 1994, he began his work on Integrated Assessment Model (IAM) development for energy and GHG emission scenarios, policies, focusing on China and global analysis. Since 1997, Mr. Jiang has been working with IPCC on a series of Assessment Reports. He was the part of the team for IPCC Work Group (WG) III AR3 Report, lead author (LA) for Chapter 3 of IPCC WGIII AR4 Report, Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) in WGIII of IPCC AR5 Report, and LA for IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report. Mr. Jiang's recent research projects include energy and emission scenarios for 2030, low carbon emission scenarios up to 2050, assessment on energy tax and fuel tax, potential for energy target in China, development of Integrated Policy Assessment model etc. He got his Ph.D in Social Engineering Department of Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Mr. Li Junfeng is currently serving as the director general of China’s National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation and the president of Chinese Renewable Energy Industries Association. Meanwhile, He is a member of China’s National Energy Advisory Council, the Expert-Committee of National High-tech Program, and Academy Committee of China’s Environmental Protection Ministry. He is also service as a member of Beijing, Shanghai and Shanxi Government Low Carbon Development Committee.

Mr. Li has dedicated his 30-year career life to energy economy and energy environment studies. He was in charge of the structure and drafting of China’s Renewable Energy Law and China’s Medium and Long-Term Development Plan for Renewable Energy Development. He also participated in the research and drafting of China’s Medium and Long-Term Science-Technology Development Program Outline, the Draft of China’s Energy Law, China’s National Climate Change Program, etc. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Li used to serve as the Deputy Director General of Energy Research Institute (ERI), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Chair of the Academic Committee of ERI for more than 10 years. Mr. Li Junfeng’s main publications are Issues and Options of Green-House Gas Emission and Control in China, Assessment of Renewable Energy Technologies in China, Wind-Power 12 in China, Review of Chinese Renewable Energy Law, and National Strategy of Renewable Energy Development in China.

Ms. Lin is Director of Research and Development Department at China Emissions Exchange (CEEX). As an expert in climate change policies and carbon markets, she has fully participated in the preparation and design of Shenzhen Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), making significant contributions to policy research and implementation, capacity building, and marketing to establish a robust Shenzhen carbon market.

She is also an expert in “low-carbon, green-growth” development. In the past years, she hosted and attended more than ten programs, including, but not limited to, “Research on Screening Regulated Companies in Shenzhen ETS”, “Research on Policies and Rules of Emissions Trading in Shenzhen”, “Research on Design of Requirements for Supporting Systems of Shenzhen Emissions Trading Platform”, and “26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen - Carbon Neutralization Program”.

Professor Liu Jingnan was appointed Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in 2012. Born in Chongqing, China, in July 1943. In July 1967, he graduated from the Geodesy Department of Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping and earned his M.S. from Wuhan University of Surveying and Mapping. He became president of Wuhan University in July 2003. In 1999, he became a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

In addition to his role as Chancellor of Duke Kunshan University, Liu holds the following positions: Dean of the National GPS Center, Vice-Chair of Hubei Association for Science and Technology, Vice-director of Hubei Communications Society,Editor of GPS World,Honorary Chairman of Hubei Association for Surveying and Mapping, Coordinator of International GPS Geodynamics Services, Editor of Journal of Surveying and Mapping.

Professor Liu’s research focuses on model and applications of the theory of geocentric coordinate systems and geodetic coordinate systems, GPS automatic monitoring technology and its significant applications, and GPS technology applied in geodynamics. As an academic authority in GNSS field, he has been awarded more than 10 national or provincial prizes for progress in science and technology, such as, Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, Prize for Progress in Surveying Science and Technology, National Prize for Teaching Achievements, Prize for Progress in Science and Technology by the Ministry of Education, Prize for Natural Sciences and etc.

As president of Wuhan University, Liu oversaw significant growth in the size and stature of the university’s faculty, fostered an interdisciplinary academic atmosphere, and promoted creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in undergraduate and graduate education. Under his leadership the university instituted successful school-level initiatives to improve academic programs and student life, and implemented financial management reforms throughout the university.

Prof. Ma is Dean and Professor at the School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China. Mr. Ma Zhong is a leading scholar in China in researching and implementing environmental economics and policies. Ma Zhong has been working extensively with the government and international agencies on a variety of research projects in China, and has been engaged in national and international environmental policy making in many areas, including environmental finance and taxation, Montreal Protocol for ODS, SO2 emission trading, and water pricing. In the past ten years he has also been working on the institutional reform of environmental administration in China. Prof. Ma serves as senior advisor to the China Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) as well as provincial governments, and is a member of the China Council for International Cooperation of Environment and Development (CCICED). In 2009 Ma Zhong was awarded the China's Annual Green Person award.

Josh Margolis is the Managing Director of Environmental Markets for EDF’s China Program. In this capacity he provides training to enterprises and ETS policy-makers from the NDRC, all seven of China’s carbon trading pilots, and non-pilot regions. He works closely with national, provincial and municipal governments in their efforts to develop ETS systems that are effective and appropriate considering China’s unique challenges and opportunities. Josh leads EDF’s efforts to use simulations to provide training and build capacity amongst ETS enterprises and government policy-makers. More broadly, over the course of his 34 year career Josh has provided policy analysis, environmental credit market assessments, environmental permitting, and environmental credit regulation evaluation/development services to hundreds of government and industrial stakeholders that are engaged in the administration of (or are subject to) international, national, regional, and local environmental markets. He has supported innovative environmental credit trading strategies including those targeting power plants, mineral processing, petro-chemicals, manufacturing, forest management, carbon farming, and mobile sources. Prior to joining EDF Josh ran the environmental desks at a financial services firm and two consulting and engineering firms. Josh is a co-inventor of a patent that provides for the neutralization/offsetting of equities. Josh graduated with honors in Public Policy Sciences from Duke University.

Mr. Richard G. Newell is the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University and Director of the Duke University Energy Initiative. In 2009, he was confirmed by the Senate as the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the agency responsible for official U.S. government energy statistics and analysis, where he served until 2011. Mr. Newell has also served as the Senior Economist for energy and environment on the President's Council of Economic Advisors. He is on the Board of Directors and is a University Fellow of Resources for the Future, where he was previously a Senior Fellow. He is a Research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has provided expert advice and consulted with many private, governmental, non-governmental, and international institutions.

Mr. Newell has published widely on the economics of markets and policies for energy, the environment, and related technologies, including incentives for technological innovation and adoption. He has served on numerous boards and National Academy of Sciences (NAS) expert committees related to energy, environment, and innovation, including NAS committees on Energy R&D, Innovation Inducement Prizes, Energy Externalities, and Energy Efficiency. He has also participated in the National Petroleum Council (NPC) studies on the Future of Transportation Fuels, the North American Resource Base, and Global Oil and Gas. Mr. Newell holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, a M.P.A. from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a B.S. and B.A. from Rutgers University.

Billy Pizer holds joint appointments as professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and as a faculty fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

His current research examines how public policies to promote clean energy can effectively leverage private sector investments, how environmental regulation and climate policy can affect production costs and competitiveness, and how the design of market-based environmental policies can be improved. From 2008 until 2011, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, overseeing Treasury’s role in the domestic and international environment and energy agenda of the United States. Prior to that, he was a researcher at Resources for the Future for more than a decade. He has written more than two dozen peer-reviewed publications, books, and articles, and holds a Ph.D. and Master's degree in economics from Harvard University and Bachelor's degree in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Brian Murray, is director of the Environmental Economics Program at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and was recently the visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of the Environment, University of Ottawa. He is widely recognized for his work on the economics of climate change policy. This includes the design of cap-and-trade policy elements to address cost containment and inclusion of offsets from traditionally uncapped sectors such as agriculture and forestry. Murray is among the original designers of the allowance price reserve approach for containing prices in carbon markets that was adopted by California and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap-and-trade programs. Throughout his 23-year research career, he has produced many peer-reviewed publications on topics ranging from the design of market-based environmental policies and the effectiveness of renewable energy subsidies to the evaluation of programs to protect natural habitats such as forests, coastal and marine ecosystems.

Mr. Qi is Professor of Economics and Management at Wuhan University, and Director of Climate Change and Energy Economics Study Center (CCEE) of Wuhan University.

He has advised on the design of the planned ETS for Hubei Province ETS and has provided analysis on climate policy and low-carbon transformation for China. He was also the Expert Reviewer in WG III of IPCC AR5 Report. He got his Ph.D in Economics from Wuhan University.

Jeff manages and directs international policy for the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). He manages IETA’s international policy initiatives related to the UNFCCC Framework for Convention on Climate Change, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), new market-based mechanisms, as well as standards and accounting for emissions trading. He leads IETA’s work in China with the goal of increasing the links between China’s emerging carbon market and the global climate change community. In addition to China, he fulfills IETA initiatives on areas related to strengthening emerging trading markets and building the links between the EU emissions trading scheme and emerging emissions markets in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining IETA, Jeff’s most recent position was based in Beijing developing the CDM portfolio of the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). He also spent several years as a carbon broker with Evolution Markets in Beijing focusing on the origination of CDM projects in Asia, and prior to that he worked for the U.S. State Department in Guangzhou, China where he focused on south China's energy, environmental, and labor issues. He first began working on carbon markets and climate policy in 2007 when he was aiding in the design of local implementations of California's AB 32 scoping plan for the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments. Jeff holds an M.A. in International Environmental Policy from Middlebury -the Monterey Institute of International Studies, as well as a B.A. in Chinese and a B.A. in International Relations- both from the University of the Pacific.

Jonathan B. Wiener is the William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law at Duke Law School, Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, at Duke University. He is the director of the JD-LLM Program in International and Comparative Law at Duke Law School.

In 2008, Jonathan Wiener served as President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). He is the first law professor or lawyer to hold this post. In 2003 he received the Chauncey Starr Young Risk Analyst Award from the SRA for the most exceptional contributions to the field of risk analysis by a scholar aged 40 or under. In July 2012 he co-chaired the SRA's World Congress on Risk in Sydney Australia. Since 2002 he has also been a University Fellow of Resources for the Future (RFF), the environmental economics think tank.

Dr. Hua Wang is Lead Research Fellow and Department Director in the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, Ministry of Environmental Protection, China, and Senior Environmental Economist at the World Bank’s Development Research Group (on external service). He has conducted extensive research in the areas of environmental economics, management and policy, economic valuation of public goods and services, and institutions for sustainable development. His research topics include economic policies and social policies for environmental protection, environmental monitoring and enforcement, benefit-cost analysis, industrial pollution control economics and policy, water supply and pollution control, air pollution control, solid waste management, information disclosure, public participation, as well as relations between economic development and environmental protection. He published extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Ecological Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Environment and Development Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, Applied Economics, and China Economic Review.

Dr. Wang has conducted extensive policy work in environmental information disclosure and public participation. He helped China, and other countries including Indonesia, Ghana, Ukraine, develop a series of policies and draft a number of government directives, and helped develop a community environmental roundtable stakeholder dialogue program that has been practiced in more than 25 Chinese municipalities. Dr. Wang was leader of several China-related non-profit organizations, including the Professional Association for China’s Environment, the Union of Chinese-American Professional Organizations and the World Bank - IMF Chinese Staff Association. In 2014, Dr. Wang was elected into the Earth Charter International Council, a 14 member committee that directs the worldwide activities of Earth Charter Initiative. Dr. Wang holds Ph.D. in Environmental Management and Policy and M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the United States of America, and M.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering and B.S. in Astronomy from Nanjing University, China, and used to be Lecturer of Environmental Planning and Management in Nanjing University.

WU Libo is professor in the School of Economics at Fudan University. She is now serving as the executive director of Center for Energy Economics and Strategy Studies and also the deputy director of the Center for BRICS Studies at Fudan University. She is also the chairman of Shanghai Energy Economics Association in Shanghai. Prof. Wu had been the senior consultant of energy technology perspective (ETP) group of International Energy Agency and Member of the expert committee for Chinese government review on IPCC AR5 WGIII. She is now acting as the senior consultant for Shanghai Government‘s 2030 Visions and member of Scientific Steering Committee of Global Carbon Project (GCP). Her main research field is energy economics and Climate economics, mainly focuses on energy and carbon market mechanisms and economic evaluation of energy and low carbon policies.

Mr. Xu is Economics Professor and Associate Dean, and Director of China Center for Energy and Development at the National School of Development, Peking University. He also holds joint appointment at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University. Before joining Peking University in 2006 he worked as Deputy Director and professor at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences for six years. In 2000 and 2004 he led studies in the socio-economic impacts of China’s ecological programs (i.e. the Sloping Land Conversion Program and Natural Forest Protection Program). Currently his research focuses on surveys and analyses of forest tenure and regulatory reform, as well as energy and development issues of China. His papers have been published in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, World Development, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental and Development Economics, etc.

Mr. Zha is a professor of international political economy at the School of International Studies, and the Rio Tinto China Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy of Peking University. He specializes in non-traditional security issues such as energy, food, and water and is active in consultations with a wide range of government, business, and academic bodies interested in how China relates to the rest of the world.

Mr. Zha is editor of Managing Regional Energy Vulnerabilities in East Asia (Routledge, 2012), first author of Building a Neighborly Community: Post Cold War China, Japan, and Southeast Asia (Manchester University Press, 2006), author of The Political Economy of China's Oil Security (China Modern World Press, 2005), and editor of Chinese Scholars View the World: Non-traditional Security (China New World Press, 2006). Professor Zha has also published dozens of refereed articles. He obtained his PhD in political science from the University of Hawaii and has held teaching and research positions in Japan, the United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Dr. Zhang holds a Ph.D. of Engineering from Tsinghua University. Dr. Zhang is currently a professor of Management Science and Engineering and director of Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University. Prof. Zhang has conducted research on sustainable energy technology innovation and diffusion, markets, policies, and futures for China. Prof. Zhang is currently the principle investigator for the 4-year research project “China’s mid-and long-term low carbon development strategy” which is sponsored by Ministry of Science and Technology with the support of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). He is also leading a study which assists NDRC in designing China's national carbon emission trading system. Prof. Zhang has been a lead author of the 4th and 5th IPCC Climate Change Assessment Report. Dr. Zhang has been the vice chair of the New Energy Committee of China Energy Research Society since 2014, and vice president of China Renewable Energy Industry Association since 2011.

Professor Jinhua Zhao holds joint tenure system appointments in the Department of Economics and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. He is also the Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the US EPA’s Science Advisory Board. He was a co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and served on the editorial councils of JEEM the Review of Development Economics, and is on the editorial committees of Annual Review of Resource Economics and Frontier of Economics in China.

Professor Zhao conducts research in the broad area of environmental and resource economics, with special interests in global climate change, energy economics, technology adoption, dynamic decision making under uncertainty, and applied microeconomics in general. He has conducted research on climate change adaptation, international climate negotiations, emissions trading, soil carbon sequestration, renewable energies, and the long-run relationship between international trade and the environment. His publications have appeared in, among others, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, JEEM and American Journal of Agricultural Economics. His research projects have been funded by NSF, USDA and US EPA.

Professor Xinye Zheng joined the School of Economics, Renmin University of China in 2006 after he received his Ph. D. degree in Economics, at Georgia State University, Georgia, USA in the same year. He has been the Associate Dean of School of Economics and Chair of Energy Economics Department, Renmin University of China since 2008. Professor Zheng’s research interests are Energy Economics and Public Finance. He has published papers in journals such as Environmental and Development Economics, Energy Policy, Regional Environmental Change, etc. His current research focuses on the evaluation of effects of environmental policy on emission reduction at power plant level and analysis of the determinants of energy demand using household survey data. Professor Zheng also serves as non-residential Fellow at Brookings Institution. He has been very often serving as panelist in CCTV to talk about important energy or fiscal issues. He has also contributed columns regularly to national newspapers.

 

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Organizing Committee

CAO Jing
Tsinghua University

Ms. Cao is an associate professor at the Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. Her research interests include Environmental and Energy Economics, such as China’s environmental tax reform, economic instrument for mitigating climate change, computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling, and green productivity. Her research projects include Chinese National Science Function Project, Social Science Funding from Department of Education, IDRC-EEPSEA project, Environmental for Development (EFD) project, Tsinghua Self-Research Project, Tsinghua-K.U. Leuven research collaboration project, and also involved in the 973 climate change project led by NDRC and Tsinghua Low-carbon economic institute project. Her papers were published on Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Review of Income and Wealth, Asian Economic Policy Review, Asian Economic Journal, and Chinese journals such as Economic Research, Financial Research and etc. She receives McKinsey China Economics Award in 2011, Gregory Chow Best Paper Award in 2005 and East Asian Economic Association Best Paper Award in 2004.

Richard NEWELL
Duke University

Mr. Richard G. Newell is the Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University and Director of the Duke University Energy Initiative. In 2009, he was confirmed by the Senate as the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the agency responsible for official U.S. government energy statistics and analysis, where he served until 2011. Mr. Newell has also served as the Senior Economist for energy and environment on the President's Council of Economic Advisors. He is on the Board of Directors and is a University Fellow of Resources for the Future, where he was previously a Senior Fellow. He is a Research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has provided expert advice and consulted with many private, governmental, non-governmental, and international institutions.

Mr. Newell has published widely on the economics of markets and policies for energy, the environment, and related technologies, including incentives for technological innovation and adoption. He has served on numerous boards and National Academy of Sciences (NAS) expert committees related to energy, environment, and innovation, including NAS committees on Energy R&D, Innovation Inducement Prizes, Energy Externalities, and Energy Efficiency. He has also participated in the National Petroleum Council (NPC) studies on the Future of Transportation Fuels, the North American Resource Base, and Global Oil and Gas. Mr. Newell holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, a M.P.A. from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a B.S. and B.A. from Rutgers University.

Billy PIZER
Duke University

Billy Pizer holds joint appointments as professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and as a faculty fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. 

His current research examines how public policies to promote clean energy can effectively leverage private sector investments, how environmental regulation and climate policy can affect production costs and competitiveness, and how the design of market-based environmental policies can be improved.  From 2008 until 2011, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Energy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, overseeing Treasury’s role in the domestic and international environment and energy agenda of the United States. Prior to that, he was a researcher at Resources for the Future for more than a decade. He has written more than two dozen peer-reviewed publications, books, and articles, and holds a Ph.D. and Master's degree in economics from Harvard University and Bachelor's degree in physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tim PROFETA
Duke University

Tim Profeta is the director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University. Profeta’s areas of expertise include climate change and energy policy, the Clean Air Act, and adaptive use of current environmental laws to address evolving environmental challenges. His work at the Institute has included numerous legislative and executive branch proposals to mitigate climate change.

Prior to his arrival at Duke, Profeta served as counsel for the environment to Sen. Joseph Lieberman. As Lieberman’s counsel, he was a principal architect of the Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act of 2003. He also represented Lieberman in legislative negotiations pertaining to environmental and energy issues, as well as coordinating the senator’s energy and environmental portfolio during his runs for national office. In addition to his role at the Institute, Profeta serves as Chairman of the Board for 8 Rivers Capital, is a member of the Climate Action Reserve Board of Directors, and is a member of The American Law Institute. Profeta also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of the Practice at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

Jonathan WIENER
Duke University

Jonathan B. Wiener is the William R. and Thomas L. Perkins Professor of Law at Duke Law School, Professor of Environmental Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and Professor of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, at Duke University.  He is the co-director of the “Rethinking Regulation” program at Duke.  His books include “Risk vs. Risk” (1995), “Reconstructing Climate Policy” (2003), and “The Reality of Precaution” (2011).

In 1990-92, Jonathan Wiener helped negotiate the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC).  In 2012-14, he was a chapter lead author in the IPCC, 5th Assessment Report, WG III, chapter 13 on “International Cooperation.”  He is currently (2015) a member of the CCICED special study team on “:Environmental Risk Management” for China.  In 2008 he served as President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), and in 2012 he co-chaired the SRA's World Congress on Risk in Sydney Australia.  Since 2002 he has also been a University Fellow of Resources for the Future (RFF).

XU Jintao
Peking University

Mr. Xu is Economics Professor and Associate Dean, and Director of China Center for Energy and Development at the National School of Development, Peking University. He also holds joint appointment at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University. Before joining Peking University in 2006 he worked as Deputy Director and professor at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Chinese Academy of Sciences for six years. In 2000 and 2004 he led studies in the socio-economic impacts of China’s ecological programs (i.e. the Sloping Land Conversion Program and Natural Forest Protection Program). Currently his research focuses on surveys and analyses of forest tenure and regulatory reform, as well as energy and development issues of China. His papers have been published in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, World Development, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental and Development Economics, etc.

ZHAO Jinhua
Michigan State University

Professor Jinhua Zhao holds joint tenure system appointments in the Department of Economics and the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. He is also the Director of the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Environmental Economics Advisory Committee of the US EPA’s Science Advisory Board. He was a co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and served on the editorial councils of JEEM the Review of Development Economics, and is on the editorial committees of Annual Review of Resource Economics and Frontier of Economics in China.

Professor Zhao conducts research in the broad area of environmental and resource economics, with special interests in global climate change, energy economics, technology adoption, dynamic decision making under uncertainty, and applied microeconomics in general. He has conducted research on climate change adaptation, international climate negotiations, emissions trading, soil carbon sequestration, renewable energies, and the long-run relationship between international trade and the environment. His publications have appeared in, among others, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, JEEM and American Journal of Agricultural Economics. His research projects have been funded by NSF, USDA and US EPA.

 

 

Travel & Logistic

FORUM VENUE

Duke Kunshan University
No. 8 Duke Avenue, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China 215316
Tel: +86 512 5777 9988
www.dukekunshan.edu.cn

How to get to Duke Kunshan University

Bordering Shanghai to its east and Suzhou its west, Duke Kunshan University is well connected to major cities in China and can be easily reached by air, car and train.

By Air

Pudong Airport

Take a Taxi - 100mins, Cost USD 65

Hongqiao Airport

Two options: 

  1. Take a Taxi directly to DKU (60mins, Cost USD 50)
  2. Walk to Hongqiao Railway Station (20mins), then take a High Speed Train to Kunshan South Station (20mins, Cost USD 5). From Kunshan South Station either take Taxi to DKU (25mins, Cost USD 10) or wait for the free DKU Shuttle to DKU

By Car

From Shanghai

Highway G2 – Highway S5 Bacheng Exit – Turn left toward Bacheng – Turn left at Zuchongzhi Road, then left again at Chuan Shi Road.  At Wuhan Daxue Road, turn right. The West Entrance to DKU is on your left

From Suzhou

Highway G312 – To Bacheng Direction Exit, onto Gucheng Road. Turn right on Xiaolin Road then left onto Zuchongzhi Road.  Turn right at Chuan Shi Road and right again at Wuhan Daxue Road. The West Entrance to DKU is on your left.

By Train

From Shanghai

High Speed Train to Kunshan South Station (20mins, Cost USD 5). Then either take a taxi to DKU (25mins, Cost USD 10) or take the free DKU Shuttle to DKU (25mins)

From Beijing

High Speed Train to Kunshan South Station (5 hours 30mins, Cost USD 90) Then either take a taxi to DKU (25mins, Cost USD 10) or take the free DKU Shuttle to DKU (25mins)

Taxi Driver Introduction Card

Click here to download taxi card with our address in Chinese

DKU Map

Click here to download a DKU campus map

ACCOMODATION

Fairmont Yangcheng Lake and Tonino Lamborghini City Center Hotel Kunshan is providing special room rates for conference attendees. A shuttle bus running between two hotels and DKU will be running during the conference to help you get to and from your hotel. 

Tonino Lamborghini City Center Hotel Kunshan

287 Zhongshan road, Kunshan city, Jiangsu Province, China

Tel:+86 512 5711 9999

Email:reservation.kunshan@tlhotelsgroup.com

Click here to download the reservation form

Fairmont Yangcheng Lake  

No. 3668 West Ma'anshan Road, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China 215300

Tel: +86 512 5780 0888

Email: reservation.kun@fairmont.com

Click here to download the reservation form

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE 

A shuttle bus will be running between Kunshan South Train Station and two hotels on September 9th, 2015

 

KS South

Lamborghini Hotel

Fairmont Hotel

09 - Sep

13:30

14:00

14:40

 

15:30

16:00

16:40

 

17:30

18:00

18:40

 

19:30

20:00

20:40

A shuttle bus will be running between Kunshan South Train Station, two hotels and Duke Kunshan University (DKU) on September 10th & 11th to help attendees to attend the workshop.

 

Fairmont Hotel – DKU

Lamborghini Hotel – DKU

Kunshan South - DKU

10 - Sep

08:30

08:15

08:15

11 - Sep

08:30

08:15

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DKU – Fairmont Hotel

DKU – Lamborghini Hotel

DKU – Kunshan South

10 - Sep

20:15

20:15

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11 - Sep

14:00

14:00

13:30

 

 

Contact us

Thank you for your interest in the China-US Climate Change Action and Cooperation Workshop, for conference details, please contact

Yifei Qian
Research Analyst
Duke University Energy Initiative