Dr. Jiahua Pan (潘家华) is currently the director-general of the Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and professor of economics at the CASS Graduate School. He received his PhD at Cambridge University in 1992. His research areas of interest include the economics of sustainable development, energy and climate policy, world economy and environmental and natural resource economics. He worked for the UNDP Beijing Office as an advisor on environment and development and was the lead author of the IPCC Working Group III 3rd, 4th and 5th Assessment Report on Mitigation. He currently serves as a member of China National Expert Panel on Climate Change, a member of National Foreign Policy Advisory Group, and an advisor to the Ministry of Environment Protection. He is also the vice president of the Chinese Society of Ecological Economists, the vice president of Chinese Association of Urban Economy, the vice president of the Chinese Energy Association as well as the Editor-In-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Urban & Environmental Studies. He is the co-editor of Climate Change 2007: mitigation published by Cambridge University Press and author of a dozens books and more than 300 articles in both English journals such as Science, Nature, Oxford Review of Economic Policy) and Chinese ones including Journal of Economic Research and China Social Sciences. He has won the First and Second prizes of the best research works at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (2003, 2005, 2013). He is also the Winner of Sun Yefang Economic Sciences Prize in 2011 and China Green Person of the Year 2010/2011.