21 September 2019

ThinkChina Video: Sino-Danish collaboration on energy policies and the critical policy challenges in China’s energy transition

Watch or re-watch the ThinkChina seminar with Professor Jørgen Delman, China Studies, University of Copenhagen and Professor Xia Jianjun, Tsinghua University, discussing how policy learning, policy transfer and policy translation helps address the policy problems associated with China’s energy transition.

Professor Jørgen Delman, China Studies, University of Copenhagen

Tackling ‘wicked’ policy problems in China's energy transition: The role of policy learning and policy translation in Sino-Danish energy policy collaboration. 

Bio: Works on China's politics, primarily energy and climate change politics, on China's urban climate governance, and more generally on political change in China. Recently, he winded up a research project on policy learning, policy transfer and policy translation with Sino-Danish collaboration in energy as a case. He has just submitted an article for review with the title: “Tackling ‘wicked’ policy problems in China's energy transition: The role of international policy transfer and policy translation”

Professor Xia Jianjun, Tsinghua University

The Sino-Danish demonstration project on district heating in Tongchuan, Shaanxi Province: Why is it needed and what can it tell us?

Bio: Prof. Jianjun Xia’s areas of expertise include national policy study, energy planning, utilization of industry waste heat for heating, and building energy systems. He is the deputy director of Tsinghua Building Energy research center. He is the member of the Executive Committee (ExCo) and representative for China of IEA District Heating and Cooling TCP (IEA-DHC). He is also the member of Scientific Committee of China District Heating Association. He serves as associate editor for international journal “Building Simulation”. He is author or co-author of five books and more than 100 scientific papers.

Watch to the seminar: