Yuan Peng is a PhD Candidate at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Her PhD research focuses on urban sustainability experimentation and transition, supervised by Prof Xuemei Bai (ANU), Prof Frank Jotzo (ANU), and Dr. Tim Baynes (CSIRO)
Yuan Peng has a MA degree in urban ecology from East China Normal University (ECNU) with a research project regarding the ecological benefits of near‐nature forests. She also has a BS degree in Environmental Science. From 2008‐2013, she worked as a policy consultant at a think‐tank institute in Shanghai, participating in several policy-consulting projects related to urban economics, energy management, and low-carbon development. From 2013 to 2014, she worked as a Business Development at Cities Centre of Competence Asia, Siemens. Her role involved the analytical works of strategic development of cities to identify the business opportunities for Siemens low‐carbon solutions.
Yuan Peng has over 17-years' experience in the domain of urban environment and climate governance, with multiple experiences across academia, government, and industry. Her interested research areas include cities and climate change, urban environmental management, urban sustainability transition, regional development and environmental/climate policies in China.
Peng, Y. and Bai, X. (2018). "Experimenting towards a low‐carbon city: Policy evolution and nested structure of innovation." Journal of Cleaner Production 174: 201‐212
Peng, Y. and Bai, X. (2015). Low carbon city experiments in China. Earth System Governance. Conference. Canberra
Yin, J., Peng, Y., Zhang, J., Da, L. (2009). “Study on Ecological Benefits of Urban Near‐natural Forests.” Journal of East China Normal University (Natural Science). 5:63‐74
Da, L., Peng, Y. (2007). “Chapter 21 The Fast Construction of the Evergreen Broadleaved Forest in Urban Area, Shanghai.” Degradation Mechanism and Ecological Restoration of Evergreen Broadleaved. Forest Ecosystem in East China. Science Press (China). 460‐467
Peng, Y., Da, L. (2006). “Primary Investigation on Ecological Benefits of Urban Near‐natural Forests.” The Theory and Practice of Construction of Urban Forest in China. China Forestry Press. 218‐224
Participation in policy formulation:
The MRV* for Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Shanghai (for Trial Implementation) (SH/MRV‐001‐2012)
The MRV for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Generation and Heat Production Industries in Shanghai (for Trial Implementation) (SH/MRV‐002‐2012)
The MRV for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Iron and Steel Industry in Shanghai (for Trial Implementation) (SH/MRV‐003‐2012)
The MRV for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Nonferrous Metal Industry in Shanghai (for Trial Implementation) (SH/MRV‐005‐2012)
*MRV refers to Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification