Inter-disciplinary Studies in Energy Policy Research

3:00pm - 4:30pm

This talk aims to explore key issues identified in conducting energy policy analysis, which has a distinctive inter-disciplinary feature. Cases will be provided highlighting how best to generate impacts from research, including both in academia and policy sphere and beyond. It will also touch upon key renewable energy policy developments in the Europe, US and SE Asia.

讲者/ 表演者:
Dr. Lei XIE
China Director/Energy Policy Manager at International Hydropower Association

Dr.Lei Xie is China Director/Energy Policy Manager at International Hydropower Association. Before joining the IHA, she was Professor in Governance working in Shandong University.

Lei obtained her PhD in Environmental Science from Wageningen University. Previous to that she received a MPhil in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Lei also holds a double-major bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from Peking University. Lei has published in leading peer-review journals in areas of environmental sciences, development studies, area studies and international politics. She has authored books including China’s International Transboundary Rivers: Politics, Security and Diplomacy of Shared Water Resources (Routledge, 2018) and a monograph Environmental Activism in China (Routledge, 2009).

Lei has rich experiences promoting the understandings and practices of sustainable water resource governance. Before joining IHA in 2022, she has researched and lectured on cross-disciplinary subjects in relation to sustainable development in HE institutions in China and the UK. Lei has also lectured in UNEP organised capacity building course on climate change and water security to diplomats. Her previous experiences also demonstrate her ability to act as strategic leader in project management and facilitating global partnership and cooperation.

Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change Thrust, HKUST(GZ)