Associate Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate
China’s energy & climate policies
energy efficiency strategy
Thibaud Voïta is a consultant, working on Chinese energy policies, sustainable energy issues and climate change. Since November 2017, Thibaud Voïta is Associate Research Fellow at the Ifri Center for Energy & Climate. His experience includes work with various international organisations, including as an expert seconded by the French government to the United Nations. He spent two years and a half there, working on the preparation and implementation of both the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goal 7 on energy. He also coordinated G20 energy efficiency activities during the three years he spent with the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation. Prior to that, he conducted projects in China, where he has lived more than four years, working for a consulting company and a research centre. Finally, he has worked with number of governments on the establishment of sustainable energy policies, and has conducted number of projects with private companies (including EDF, Danfoss, Johnson Controls, Philips Lighting, and Total).
Thibaud is a PhD in political science, and his thesis focused on China’s high-tech energy policies. He has published many articles on China’s energy policies and on energy efficiency. In addition to French and English, he speaks Mandarin and Spanish.
The Missing Guest: Energy Efficiency in the Multilateral Energy Arena Briefings de l'Ifri, October 12, 2021
Since the 1970s, energy efficiency has gained visibility as a low hanging fruit – its potential impact on critical issues such as climate change, energy security, or competitiveness is now widely acknowledged, even more so in times of higher energy prices.
European buildings are old and too often inefficient, past policies have not delivered and the amount of investment into energy efficiency must be scaled up dramatically to meet the 2030 targets and ultimately, the carbon neutrality objective.
Going Green: Are Chinese Cities Planting the Seeds for Sustainable Energy Systems? Etudes de l'Ifri, February 2019
The Global Climate Action Summit held in September 2018 in California has highlighted the importance of cities for promoting clean energy solutions and for combatting climate change. While energy policies in most countries depend primarily on national governments, cities have the...
During its two sessions (lianghui) in March 2018, the National People’s Congress (NPC) announced China’s most important institutional reforms in the last 30 years. These changes occurred right after Xi Jinping consolidated his power and at a time when stakeholders working in the energy field...
In just a few years, China has gained the status of an energy efficiency champion.
As 2017 drew to close, China officially approved plans for its long-awaited national Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) outlined some of the implementation details. Though it will be limited...