Global Summer/Winter School
S023 China’s Policy on Climate Change, Energy, and Environment

Session A


Title: S023China’s Policy on Climate Change, Energy, and Environment

Duration: 2020.7.9-2020.7.24 (2 weeks)

Campus:  Xuhui


Course Description

This course explores the challenges associated with climate change, energy and environmental policies from multiple perspectives, disciplines and scales. It provides an in-depth insight into what in the world and particularly in China is happening after Trump’s retreat from the Paris Agreement. Students will be trained to examine the evolving science and policy of climate change, tussles among big global emitters regarding commitments and responsibility, the conflicts between energy giants and interest groups in China. Parallel to that, China’s energy and environmental policies will be scrutinized in a context of global and domestic politics. Through various case studies, students are encouraged to grasp the nature of China’s national development strategies and the risks and challenges the country is facing in implementing its “green policies”. At the same time, students will be expected to apply theories of IPE while conducting analysis.



  • Understand the interaction between politics and economics, especially in a Chinese context.

  • Understand the economic dimension of foreign policy and international politics regarding energy and environmental issues.

  • Understand the interaction between mitigation, energy efficiency and technology innovation.

  • Integrate different stakeholder perspectives, disciplines, scales and geographic contexts in evaluating China’s mitigation efforts, energy and environmental policies.

  • Understand China’s developmental approach and the shift from a GDP-orientation to a more balanced development.

  • Develop both oral and written communication skills to facilitate systematic analysis and effective consideration of these complex issues



Prof. Yong GENG

Prof. Dr. Geng is currently a chair associate of the School of International and Public Affairs at SJTU. He serves as a lead author for both IPCC AR5 and AR6. He is a national consultant for UNIDO. He has published over 240 papers in international journals, including Science, Nature, Nature-Climate Change, Science Advances. His research fields are circular economy, low carbon development policy, environmental management.


Prof. Haitao YIN

Professor Yin Haitao is vice dean of Antai College of Economics and Management at SJTU. Graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Yin is an expert on environmental economics. He has received several grants from Natural Science Foundation of China and published his research outcomes in top journals, such as Production and Operation Management, The Energy Journal, Energy Policy, etc. His research interests include resource and environmental economics, climate policy, etc.


Pro. Ziyang LOU


Pro.Lou Ziyang graduated from Tongji University with a doctorate in environmental engineering. He is an expert on methane related emissions and has published papers in many international journals, such as Science Advance, Journal of Cleaner Production, Waste Management. He won the second class price of Shanghai’s science and technology advancement in 2018 and is a principle investigator of a key project funded by Ministry of Science and Technology.


Dr. Jin LI

LI Jin, has a Ph.D. in economics and acts as a senior economist, with 10 years of experience in the carbon market, environmental and low-carbon market mechanism design, carbon financial products development, green financial products and business innovation. She was a founding member Shanghai Environment & Energy Exchange, and has been deeply involved in the Shanghai ETS pilot scheme policy framework design, ETS management regulation, the construction of the trading platform and other work. She designed carbon pledge loans, carbon repo, carbon lending trading and other innovative business models of carbon finance, and promoted the implementation and promotion among enterprises.



Attendance: 30%

Participation in discussion: 20%

Group presentation: 50%



Program Director: Prof. Yong GENG (

Program Coordinator: Ms. Lin HE (

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