Residency: Jan. 9–13, 2012
Public Talk: Jan. 10, 2012 on "The Outcome and Implications of the UN Conference on Climate Change in Durban”
Lu Xuedu's public talk highlighted the Durban climate change conference conclusions and its implications. He introduced Asian Development Bank's (ADB) climate change strategy, carbon market program and activities to support the efforts of developing member countries in the Asia-Pacific region. He gave a guest lecture on carbon market to students and held two lunch talks with them to provide insight information on climate change. In addition, he met with two center directors at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography along with several scholars on furthering the exchange of knowledge and research, and on exploring potential cooperation.
Lu Xuedu is an advisor on climate change at the ADB providing advice on climate change, carbon market and climate technologies. He holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Tsinghua University. He is the adjunct professor at both Tongji and Tianjin universities. Prior to joining ADB, he worked as deputy director general of the National Climate Center of China, responsible for research, policy and international negotiations on climate change. On the international front, he is one of the inaugural members of the CDM Executive Board established under the Kyoto Protocol and served on the board for 8 years.