Hu Min is the Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for Global Decarbonization Progress. She develops iGDP’s strategy, builds its teams, and engages with stakeholders to achieve the organization’s mission. 

Hu Min was the China Advisor and the Head for Access to Cooling in LDCs for the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program, a global philanthropic program supporting the transition to clean and efficient cooling technologies. For over 12 years, she was the Program Director for the Low Carbon Economic Growth and Environmental Management programs at Energy Foundation China.

Hu Min has almost 20 years of research and advocacy experience in clean energy and sustainable development. Her projects and research have ranged from climate policy and green finance to cooling efficiency and air quality management. She was involved in efforts to assist China in initiating its carbon market pilots and low carbon economic growth pilots in 2010.  She has published articles and co-edited books on low-carbon cities and environmental governance, and spoken at numerous international climate and energy forums.

Hu Min received a BA in Economics from Renmin University, where she studied part-time in the Environmental Economics doctoral program. She received her first MPA from Tsinghua University and a Mid-Career MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a Mason Fellow. She is a Senior Fellow at Energy Innovation, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Tsinghua Brookings Center, and a member of the World Economy Forum’s Global Future Council for Clean Air.

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