Ye (Agnes) Li

Agnes is a former manager working on green hydrogen development and heavy industry zero-carbon transition under the China Energy Transition team, in partnership with the Energy Transitions Commission. She is one of the core authors of China 2050: A Fully Developed Rich Zero-Carbon Economy. Agnes has participated in global projects on green steel, hydrogen roadmap, zero-carbon investment, and more. Prior to working in Energy Transition team, Agnes also worked on helping cities develop carbon peaking strategies and actions. She joined RMI in June 2017.


In 2016, Agnes interned in RMI’s Beijing office where she supported the early carbon-emissions peaking project work. She helped write the Best Practice of Emission Reduction and Early Peaking of Cities report and helped organize the second US-China Climate Summit in Beijing. Agnes has also worked with several non-governmental organizations such as NRDC and WRI on sustainable city topics in China.


Master of Environmental Policy & Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

BEc, Environmental Economics, Peking University

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