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Ji Chen

  • China Program

Dr. Chen Ji is a Principal in RMI’s China Program, working on enabling policy makers, investors and cooperates to act on energy transition towards net-zero-carbon 2050, particularly in harder-to-abate sectors. He has been working in the field of energy and climate change for more than 10 years.


Before joining RMI, he respectively worked in the climate change department of the National Development Reform Commission, the National Centre for Climate Change Strategy, and International Cooperation and Centre for Industrial Energy Efficiency. He was a senior member of the Chinese delegation for UN climate change negotiation and negotiated the Paris Agreement. He also either led or participated in numerous consulting projects for China’s national and local governments and companies as well as international agencies.


PhD, Energy and Environment Economics, Dundee University

MSc, Environmental Economics and Management, York University

BEng, Building Environment and Equipment Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.



Why I Love Working At RMI

“I can be empowered to connect China with international expertise and markets in low-carbon solutions.”

Authored Works
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Achieving a Green Recovery for China

The report articulates four core principles of strategic stimulus and recovery for global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn that can simultaneously benefit the economy, the environment, and our communities. These principles provide an important framework for planning and evaluating future stimulus efforts.


Op-ed: Clean Energy Tipping Points

Editor’s note: The following op-ed was posted in Mandarin in Caijing Magazine, an influential Chinese publication that covers social, political and economic topics. On April 20, 2020, for the first time ever, the price of oil—specifically the price on the futures contract for West Texas crude oil—was negative. COVID-19…