Course Title: Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Instructor: DAI Hancheng

Dr. Dai is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Department of Environmental Management in the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Peking University. He is also a joint appointment research fellow of the Institute for Global Health and Development at Peking University. Dr. Dai’s research focuses on green & low-carbon transformation and human & planetary health at the local, national and global scales. By developing and applying the state-of-the-art integrated assessment model, key questions are explored on the mitigation costs of achieving ambitious climate targets and their co-benefits on improvements in air pollution, human health and resource efficiency. Dr. Dai ranked as the World’s Top 2% most-cited scientists released by Stanford University from 2020 to 2022. Due to his academic excellence, Dr. Dai was awarded the Outstanding Young Scholars by the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2022. His main publications, including 13 ESI 1% highly cited papers, are on energy economics and policy related journals such as One Earth (Cell Sister Journal). Dr. Dai is active in multiple international and domestic science programs by serving as the Lead Author of the Global Environment Outlook Sixth Edition (GEO-6) for Cities, Contributing Author of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report, Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Collaborator. He is also the Standing Committee Member of Branch of Ecological and Environmental Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering Society of China, as well as Committee Member of Branch of Climate Change of Chinese Society for Sustainable Development. He has also provided professional consulting services frequently to various well-known Non-Governmental Organizations such as the Energy Foundation China (EFC), Environmental Defense Foundation (EDF) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).