Residency: Jan. 24 – Feb. 3, 2012
Public Talk: Jan. 26, 2012 on "Methodology and Practice in Blueprint Development for Building Up Low Carbon Cities in China”
Ji Zou presented a public talk, “Methodology and Practice in Blueprint Development for Building Up Low Carbon Cities in China” as well as participated in the 21st Century China Program's "Renewable Energies" conference as a featured speaker. He also guest lectured in professor Junjie Zhang’s class, “International Environmental Policy and Politics” and connected with student leaders. During his residency he met with leading UC San Diego academics and Qualcomm, Inc. senior staff.
He is the World Resources Institute's China Country director and professor of Environmental Economics and Management at Renmin University. From 2000 through 2009, he served as a negotiator for China in the UN Climate Talks concentrating on such issues as development and transfer of environmentally sound technologies and capacity building in developing countries. He received his B.S. degree in environmental engineering, M.S. in engineering economics from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in environmental economics from Renmin University.