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Director for Strategy and Planning, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation

Dr. Chai Qimin is Director of the International Cooperation Department at the National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and adjunct professor at the Research Center for Contemporary Management (RCCM) at Tsinghua University and Guizhou Institute of Technology.

He previously worked at Tsinghua University from 2005, primarily in charge of the energy, environment and economy modelling development for the Integrated Assessment Model for Global Change (IAMC). He was formerly the assistant professor of management science and engineering at the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, the co-director of the Tsinghua-MIT Program on Energy and Climate Change Modeling, and the fellow of the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, China Automotive Energy Research Center and the Laboratory of Low Carbon Energy, Tsinghua University.

He was also a visiting professor in the College of Engineering, Energy Modeling Forum at Stanford University, and the Joint Global Change Research Institute of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland under Department of Energy (DOE) from 2008 to 2009.

He came to NCSC as deputy director of the Strategy and Planning Department since it was founded in 2012. He was the deputy mayor of a western city in China, and also the deputy director of the Development and Reform Commission in local governments from 2013 to 2014 on secondment.

He currently serves as the delegate of the Chinese Government Delegation of UN Climate Negotiations, and adviser of local governments for Low Carbon City and Emission Trading Scheme Pilots, columnist of China Daily and Caixin Finance.

He graduated with academic degrees in Engineering, Management and Finance, and his professional activities and publications focus on green finance and investment; new energy and climate change economics; carbon factor and market theory; and climate equity and security integrated assessment.