#40 – China’s Low Carbon Dream

event #40 December 1st, 2014

Dr. Mao Ziwei 毛紫薇
Research Analyst to Energy Programme, Word Resources Institute (China)

Discussant: Paolo Farah
West Virginia University (USA), gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (UK)  & EPSEI Scientific Coordinator EU commission Research Project


Mao Ziwei is a research analyst to the City Program at the World Resources Institute before she joined the Energy Program. She dedicates herself to China urban energy issues, including city-level energy consumption and carbon emissions status and trend in the context of urbanization, with a deeper dive into urban sectors.  As a member of Research Center for International Energy Policy at Tsinghua University before joining WRI, her research focused on reducing sectoral carbon emissions, especially in the sectors of power and cement, by using modeling tools, like LEAP, GAMS and MATLAB. Based on her research, several academic papers have been published in English and Chinese. She developed the research interest in climate change during the visit to Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Impact for academic exchange and the study of sustainable development in Venice International University. In addition, she did some initial research in the application of LCA for the evaluation of sustainability of CDM. She used to participate in the Copenhagen Climate Conference in 2009, and contributed to the organization of International Youth Summit on Energy and Climate Change 2009 held in Beijing. She got the bachelor and master degrees from the School of Environment, Tsinghua University, majoring in environmental science and engineering.


This event is organized in partnership with:
gLAWcal (Global Law Initiative for Sustainable Development).

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