Ye Qi Keynote Speaker

  • Professor of Public Policy at Hong Kong University Science and Technology
  • Led China's first low-carbon development plan for the city of Baoding
  • Leading expert on China's environmental policy

Ye Qi's Biography

Ye Qi is Professor of Public Policy and Director of Institute of Public Policy at Hong Kong University Science and Technology. He is an expert on governance and policy concerning environmental matters and led China’s first low-carbon development plan for the city of Baoding.

Prior to joining HKUST in January 2019, he was the Cheung Kong Professor of Environmental Policy and Management at Tsinghua University’s School of Public Policy and Management, and the Volkswagen Professor of Sustainability at Schwarzman College. From April 2014 to January 2019, he was Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Director of Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy. He was appointed as Cheung Kong Professor of Environmental Science at Beijing Normal University from 2002-2005. Before returning to China in 2003, he taught ecosystem management and climate change science at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at University of California, Berkeley from 1996 through 2003. Ye Qi received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science in 1994 jointly awarded by the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and Syracuse University.

Ye’s research areas include the governance and policy of the environment, energy, climate change and urbanization. His current research focuses on the energy transition and low-carbon development in a rapidly urbanizing world.

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