Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate
- fossil fuel value chains
- energy transitions
- energy sector reforms
- climate change
Kevin Jianjun Tu is an Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Center for Energy & Climate. He is also a senior advisor at Agora Energiewende, an adjunct professor at the School of Environment of Beijing Normal University, and a non-resident fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy of Columbia University. Prior to September 2018, Kevin Tu had served various positions including China program manager at Paris-based International Energy Agency, director of China Energy & Climate Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC., partner at a Vancouver-based premier energy consulting firm, director of marine operations at China’s largest LPG importer and distributor, and construction project manager at Sinopec, a Chinese national oil company.
Kevin Tu has more than two decades of solid experience in the energy and environmental fields in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, his research interests cover the full spectrum of energy issues including fossil fuel value chains, energy transitions, energy sector reforms as well as climate change, with a focus on EU-China relations and U.S.-China relations, and their implications for China’s energy & climate policies. Kevin Tu obtained a master of resource & environmental management from Simon Fraser University in Canada, and a bachelor of chemical & mechanical engineering from Zhejiang University in China.
Can the Biggest Emitters Set Up a Climate Club? A Review of International Carbon Pricing Debates Études de l'Ifri, June 2021
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