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Professor and Director, Institute of Energy, Environment, and Economy, Tsinghua University

Zhang Xiliang is the Director of Tsinghua-CTG Joint Center for Climate Governance and Low-Carbon Transformation. He is also the Director and Professor of the Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy at Tsinghua University.

He served as the Co-Leader of the expert group for drafting China Renewable Energy Law during 2004 -2005, and was an Energy Expert of the expert group for drafting China Circular Economy Law in 2007. Both works were organised by Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation Committee of National People’s Congress.

Zhang is has been leading a national carbon market research project which aims at assisting National Development and Reform Commission in design China’s national Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

He has been a lead author of the 4th and 5th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Climate Change Assessment Report. He has also been the Secretary General of the New Energy Committee of China Energy Research Society since 2006, and Vice Chair of China Renewable Energy Industry Association since 2011.

Zhang holds a PhD in Systems Engineering from Tsinghua University. He has conducted research on sustainable energy technology innovation and diffusion, markets, policies and futures for China.