In the News

Blogs, Articles & Interviews

Reducing China’s CO2 Emissions Would Curb Deadly Air Pollution in the U.S. (Scientific American E&E News, July 26, 2019)

On the environment, China steps up while the US retreats (Hong Kong Economic Journal’s EJ Insight, Oct. 4, 2018) (Opinion Piece)

The coal habit is hard to kick (MIT Sloan Experts Blog, February 20, 2018)

Big Steps, High Stakes: Preparing to Trade Carbon Dioxide in China (Resources for the Future, Oct. 16, 2017)

Has China’s coal use peaked? Here’s how to read the tea leaves (The Conversation, April 12, 2016)

Engaging Civil Society Will Help Ensure Transparent and Credible Review of Climate Pledges (with Michael Davidson, The Conversation, Dec. 2015)

Where Wai (Outer) Meets Nei (Inner): How China’s international and domestic policy positions reinforce each other (with Michael Davidson, ChinaFAQs, Dec. 2015)

For carbon pricing in China, the question is not “if” but “how” – with lessons for the United States (Carbon Pulse, Dec. 2015)

Double Impact: Why China Needs Coordinated Air Quality and Climate Strategies (中国治理大气污染和应对气候变化为什么需要单独但要协调的政策) Paulson Institute (Feb. 2015)

Is the US-China Climate Change Deal a Game-Changer? (Dec. 2014)

The case for a higher gasoline tax (New York Times, February 2013) (Opinion Piece)

Media Coverage

Curbing Emissions: Can Satellites Help Keep China on Track? (Knowledge@Wharton, July 2, 2018)

Health Benefits of Chinese Climate Goals Could Offset Costs by 2030 (Clean Technica, April 27, 2018)

How China Can Recoup Costs of Climate Goals (Xinhua, April 25, 2017)

China’s pledge to cut pollution could avoid 94,000 deaths – MIT (China Daily, April 24, 2018)

This is how China can live up to its huge wind energy potential (Washington Post, June 20, 2016)

China to Generate a Quarter of Electricity from Wind Power by 2030 (The Guardian, June 20, 2016)

Study suggests China’s new policies will lower CO2 emissions faster, without preventing economic growth (Physics Today, February 9, 2016)

On the Paris Climate Talks (Dec. 2015)

New insights into carbon emissions in China (June 2015)

MIT-China team offers approach for addressing distributional equity alongside economic efficiency in a national emissions trading system

China’s About-Face in Climate Talks (Wall Street Journal)

It’s Official: China Pledges Ambitious Goal Toward UN Climate Deal (Christian Science Monitor)

Watch Live: Local and Global Action on the Path to Paris (Christian Science Monitor)

From Boston to Beijing, signs of climate momentum (Christian Science Monitor)

On the U.S.-China Climate Agreement (Nov. 2015)

What the big U.S.-China climate announcement means

Everything You Need to Know about the U.S.-China Climate Change Agreement

On Chinese Energy, Climate, and Air Pollution Policy

CO2 Pollution Holds Steady as China’s Economy Cools

Research examines whether policies can curtail the growth of greenhouse gases

On U.S. Climate and Energy Policy

U.S. Leaves the Markets Out in the Fight Against Carbon Emissions

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MIT News

An interdisciplinary approach to sustainable PPE (October 29, 2020)

MIT team draws on supply chain expertise to help protect health workers from Covid-19 (April 21, 2020)

Tracking emissions in China (December 29, 2019)

Health effects of China’s climate policy extend across Pacific (July 29, 2019)

Lowering emissions without breaking the bank (July 31, 2019)

Checking China’s pollution, by satellite (June 18, 2018)

Study: Health benefits will offset costs of China’s climate policy (April 23, 2018)

Projects make inroads on global food and water challenges (Sept. 21, 2017)

What’s the best way for Europe to curb greenhouse emissions from cars? (Nov. 8, 2016)

Winds of change? Study: China could go big on wind power — if it adjusts its grid operations. (June 20, 2016)

MIT on Climate = Science + Action (Jan. 22, 2016)

Sharing Climate Research and Strategies in Paris (Dec. 2015)

Will the Paris climate summit lead to a cooler planet? (Nov. 2015)

New insights into carbon emissions in China (June 2015)

Press Releases

MIT-China Team Offers Approach for Addressing Distributional Equity alongside Economic Efficiency in a National Emissions Trading System

Citations in Research Articles

Understanding China’s Non-Fossil Energy Targets (Science, Nov. 2014)

A Tandem Production (Nature Climate Change, Dec. 2014)