Dabo Guan

University of East Anglia



Professor Dabo Guan works for the School of International Development, at the University of East Anglia from October 2014. He is also a senior member of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. He specialises in environmental economics for international climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, scenario analysis on environmental impacts, water resources accounting and management, input-output modelling and their applications in both developed and developing countries. He was a Lead Author for the Working Group III of the 5th Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Chapter 14 on Regional Development and Cooperation. He has authored over 50 publications, including articles published ScienceNature, Nature Climate Change, Science and PNAS. He has received Leontief Prize 3 times and recently award for the Philip Leverhulme Prize (to award to outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level).

Dabo Guan was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds for 3 years and formerly a Senior Research Associate at Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy and a Research Associate at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Earlier, he worked for World Wide Fund (WWF) as an Economist. For more details, please visit Dabo's homepage: http://www.guandabo.com/ - See more at: https://www.uea.ac.uk/devresearch/people/profile/dabo-guan#sthash.w42YEm...

Selected Publications

Reduced carbon emission estimates from fossil fuel combustion and cement production in China. Nature 2015. See media coverage samples: New York Times, CNN, BBC, Financial Times and Scientific Americans

 Steps to China’s carbon peak. Nature 2015 See media coverage samples: Wall Street Jounral and China Dialogue Physical and virtual water transfers for regional water stress alleviation in China. PNAS 2015. See media samples: Bloomberg and Yaoo Determinants of Stagnating Carbon Intensity in China. Nature Climate Change 2014. See media coverage samples: China Dialogue and Living on Earth Radio 

Lifting China’s Water Spell. Environmental Science & Technology 2014. See media coverage samples: Economic Voice

 China’s international trade and air pollution in the United States. PNAS 2014. See media coverage samples: New York Times and CNN The Socioeconomic drivers of China’s primary PM2.5 emissions. Environmental Research Letters, 2014. Energy Policy: A low-carbon roadmap for China. Nature 2013. 

Outsourcing CO2 within China. PNAS Volume 110, Issue 28, Page 11654–11659. 2013. See media coverage samples: BBC, Guardian and Washington Post

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