Dr. Fan Dai

Dr. Fan
Dai
Director of California-China Climate Institute

Biography

Dr. Fan Dai is the director of California-China Climate Institute, and adjunct faculty at Energy and Resource Group, University of California, Berkeley. She previously served as special advisor on China to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., where she chaired the state’s China Interagency Working Group and acted as the state’s liaison on its critical climate and environment initiatives with China. Dr. Dai received her BS in law from Beijing Forestry University, her master of law from Berkeley Law, University of California, and her doctoral degree on environmental policy and economics from State University of New York at Syracuse.

Worker at port
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Noah Kaufman, John Larsen, Ben King, and Peter Marsters reintroduce output-based rebates as an alternative to border carbon adjustment, analyze US industries that could be compensated with OBRs, and estimate the costs of doing so.

Electricity supply
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Dr. Melissa C. Lott and Dr. Julio Friedmann discuss the role of electricity in deep decarbonization efforts, and how zero-carbon oversupplies might be deployed.

Global sanctions
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Richard Nephew explores the last four years of new sanctions, policies, and approaches around the world.

An indigenous man holds a flag at Plaza de Bolivar during a general strike against social and economic policies.
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In an op-ed for Americas Quarterly, Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas explains why, amid the Covid-19 crisis, political leaders in Latin America should pursue policy changes that extend beyond the short-term crisis to their countries’ long-term health.

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In a new commentary co-authored by the Center on Global Energy Policy and TNO, Jonathan Elkind, Erin Blanton, Hugo Denier van der Gon, Robert L. Kleinberg and Anton Leemhuis explore detection and response to oil and gas methane emissions, including the significance of detecting these emissions for the climate, and the changing landscape of satellite-based methane detection for industry, finance and investment, and public policy.

NYC skyline
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Noah Kaufman and Yu Ann Tan explain the importance of electrification to deep decarbonization and the failure of building regulations to encourage it, focusing on New York City’s Local Law 97.

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Mauricio Cárdenas and Juan José Guzmán Ayala look at the challenges confronted by Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and propose a series of actions to structure a recovery plan that minimizes potential moral hazard effects while aligning fiscal, social, and environmental sustainability priorities.

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In a new commentary, Matt Bowen examines the geopolitical and national security implications of the United States and its traditional allies effectively ceding the international nuclear energy marketplace to the Chinese and Russians.

China Sinopec
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Dr. Erica Downs and Sheng Yan explore the implications of the establishment of the China Oil & Gas Piping Network Corporation (PipeChina) on global gas markets.

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