Keynote speakers : 2014-05-28 update



Professor Jiang Yaodong, deputy president of China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, is also the member of the 12th National Political Consultation Committee on Population, Resources and Environment as well as the member of the 13th Beijing Municipal People's Congress.

Professor Jiang Yaodong got his Ph.D. degree, Master degree and Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering, Solid Mechanics and Mechanics respectively from China University of Mining and Technology. He worked in Australian mining field during 1994-1997. He is the principal scientist and project leader for many key and important projects such as Natural Science Foundation of Australia (LARC), China national "973 Project", the National Foundation of Natural Science (NFSC), and National Science and Technology Support Program. Besides these, Professor Jiang has successfully completed more than 40 scientific research projects.

Professor Jiang has also hosted some big international conferences such as the 29th APCOM Conference and 1999 International Mining Science and Technology Symposium in China. He is the editorial board of the international academic journal Mineral Resources Engineering (MRE) and Geo-mechanics and Engineering. Professor Jiang Yaodong has been engaging in senior personnel training and international exchanges and cooperation in the field of mining science and technology.

Dr. Bob van der Zwaan, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) 

Dr. Bob van der Zwaan is senior scientist at the Policy Studies department of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) in Amsterdam and at Columbia University's Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy (Earth Institute) in New York, and is adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna. He is a member of the Council of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs and lead author for Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 4th and 5th Assessment Reports). He has been visiting professor at several universities, most recently at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm, 2010), and held research positions at Harvard University (2002-2005), the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1999-2001), Stanford University (1999-2000), and theInstitut Français des Relations Internationales (1997-1999). He was trained in economics (MPhil, 1997, University of Cambridge, King’s College), physics (PhD, 1995, CERN and University of Nijmegen; MSc, 1991, University of Utrecht) and international relations (Certificate, 1994, IUHEI, University of Geneva). His research interest covers the fields of energy and environmental economics, integrated assessment and long-term energy scenario modeling, climate change and technological innovation. He is (co-)author of around 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and contributor to, or author/editor of, a dozen books or book chapters.


Dr. Elmar Kriegler is deputy chair of the Research Domain “Sustainable Solutions” at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He is coordinator of the EU funded projects AMPERE and ADVANCE, and a lead author for the Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group 3 of the IPCC. His research focuses on the integrated assessment of climate change mitigation policies, scenario analysis and decision making under uncertainty. Dr. Kriegler earned a diploma in Physics at University of Freiburg, and a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Potsdam, Germany. He was a Marie Curie Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University before returning to PIK as a senior scientist.


Dr. H-Holger Rogner holds a MSc in industrial engineering (1975) and a PhD in energy economics (1981). For most of his career, he has been engaged in comprehensive energy system analysis, energy modelling and integrated resource planning. Until his retirement from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2012, he directed the IAEA programme on Capacity Building and Nuclear Knowledge Maintenance for Sustainable Energy Development.  He contributed in various functions to IPCC assessment reports as well as to numerous global energy assessments such as the Global Energy Assessment (GEA). Dr Rogner holds positions of Affiliate Professor, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden and Guest Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria.


Shilpa Rao is a researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. She works in the area of energy, climate change and air pollution. Her special interests include systems modeling and analysis of policy relevant analysis of development related issues related to air pollution and health. She has published extensively in various international journals including Energy, Nature Climate Change and Global Environmental Change and has been a key participant and leader in   a number of international projects and collaborations. She has previously worked at the Indian Institute of Management,  Ahmedabad, India;  Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo ; and the World Bank; Washington DC.


CHEN Wenying, Ph.D., Professor, deputy director, Institute of Energy Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University, China. Her research activities have focused on energy system modeling, sustainable energy development and climate change mitigation strategies. She has been the leader for over 30 projects and the author of 25 book sections and over 100 journal papers. She was the coordinating lead author for the Second National Assessment on Climate Change. She is a Review Editor of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report WGIII: Climate Change Mitigation, and a Review Editor of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report.

artt de zeeuw
Aart de Zeeuw (1952) studied mathematics at the University of Groningen and received his PhD in economics at Tilburg University, both in the Netherlands. He has been professor in quantitative economics from 1989 until 1993 and since then professor of environmental economics at Tilburg University. From 2006 until 2009 he has been co-director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics in Stockholm, Sweden. Aart de Zeeuw served as president of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists from 1998 until 2000, and as co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management from 2004 until 2008. At Tilburg University he held a number of other positions such as dean of the Faculty of Economics from 1992 until 1994, director of graduate studies from 1998 until 2001, scientific director of CentER from 2005 until 2007, and scientific director of the Tilburg Sustainability Center from 2009 until 2013. He has been a member of the Netherlands Advisory Council for Research on Nature and Environment and an advisor to the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Aart de Zeeuw published in a wide range of scientific economic journals. His current research interests focus on international environmental agreements  and the economics of dynamical ecological systems.


Prof. Dr. Xu Xiangyang, Director of Center for Resources and Environmental Policy Research, China University of Mining and Technology,Beijing. Xu majors in Resources Management and Environment Policy. She have supervised 6 Ph D students in the field of resources management, energy and environment policy decision making.
As the project leader, Professor Xu Xiangyang have finished 19 research projects from National Foundation of Natural Science(NSFC), Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science, Technology(MOST) and industry field.
Prof. Xu got ASIA Fellows Award by Asia Scholarship Foundation (ASF) for the year 2007-2008. She worked as visiting researcher in Energy modeling program of TERI(The Energy and Resources Institute of India)(July.2008-Dec.2008). Worked as post doctor in EEG of TU-Wien(Vienna University of Technology),Vienna, Austria (2004.Feb-March 2005) and part-time research scholar in IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria(2004.Feb-2005).


Wang Zheng

1990-1993 East China Normal University,Ph.D. in Geography, June 1990

Professor(1994-), Institute of Policy and Management, CAS, Chief scientist on Economics of climate change, China 973 project.


Jing Cao


Ph.D. in Public Policy  Harvard University
Master in Environmental Sciences  Peking University
Bachelor in Economics and Geology  Peking University

Jing Cao is an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington D.C., and a research fellow at the Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE) and National Institute of Fiscal Studies, Tsinghua University, and affiliated researcher at the Harvard China Project. With trainings in both environmental sciences and economics, she is especially interested on integrated modeling of economic and environment system, computable general equilibrium modeling on climate policies, in particular China’s environmental tax reform, cap-and-trade policies, green productivity measurement, household and firm behaviors on energy conservation, and energy rebound effects. Her research has been funded by National Science Foundation of China, Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), the Environment for Development (EfD) and Energy Foundation. She has published in the Management Science, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Review of Income and Wealth, Asian Economic Policy Review, and Asian Economic Journal, and other journals. She is a 2010 recipient of McKinsey China Economics Award, 2005 recipient of Gregory Chow Best Paper Award, and 2004 recipient of East Asian Economic Association Best Paper Award.


Kejun jiang, Senior Researcher, Energy Research Institute

From 1993, Kejun Jiang began the research on climate change relative to energy policy analysis, which focus on energy technology policy assessment, energy supply policy assessment, renewable energy development and energy conservation. Started from 1994, have worked on Integrated Assessment Model(IAM) development for energy and GHG emission scenarios, policies, focusing on China and global analysis. At present He is mainly working on policy assessment for energy and environment policy assessment by leading Integrated Policy Assessment Model for China(IPAC) team. Major focus includes energy and emission scenarios, energy policy, energy system,. energy market analysis, and climate change, local environment policies and international negotiation. Started from 1997, worked with IPCC for Special Report on Emission Scenario and Working Group III Third Assessment Report, leader author for IPCC WGIII AR4 Chapter 3, and leader author for GEO-4 Chapter 2. Now he is CLA in WGIII of IPCC AR5, LA for IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report, and author for UNEP Emission Gaps. His recent research projects include energy and emission scenarios for 2030, low carbon emission scenarios up to 2050, roadmap for air pollution control, 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.



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