Global Director, Climate

Hongpeng joined CIFF in 2015. Currently he leads CIFF’s climate strategy and programme portfolio in East and South East Asia as Regional Director, and overseas CIFF’s China office and team as the Country Director for China. The portfolio he runs includes energy transition, carbon pricing, sustainable cities and urbanization, improving air quality, low carbon transportation, green finance, climate and environmental governance, food and land use, strategic climate communication, and green development of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Hongpeng’s career spans government, think tank, NGOs and philanthropies. Prior to joining CIFF, he was the Director of the Energy Program in China for the World Resources Institute, and led the strategic planning, designing and implementing of the program with a focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. He also led the energy pillar of the China Sustainable Cities Initiative focusing on low carbon city planning and demonstration.

Previously, Hongpeng led WWF China’s climate and energy team and its Low Carbon City Initiative. He authored “Low Carbon Cities: Why and How” in 2010, which provides a systematic methodology and criteria for the development of low carbon cities in China. He also worked on building energy efficiency and green buildings at China’s Ministry of Construction, where he gained extensive experiences on building sector.

Hongpeng sits on the Board of Energy Foundation China, a China-based strategic re-granter of international philanthropies pursuing in clean energy, safe climate and sustainable prosperity.

Hongpeng has both an engineering and a management degree.