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Wenjia Cai

Associate Professor

TEL:010-62792509

E-mail: wcai@tsinghua.edu.cn

Education Background
Ph.D., School of Environment, Tsinghua University(2010)
BA, Renmin University of China(2005)
Work Experience
Post-doctoral associate, School of Environment, Tsinghua University (2012),
Assistant Professor (2012) and Associate Professor (2015), Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University
Research Interests
The economic, environmental and social impacts assessment of carbon mitigation
Energy-environment-economy system modeling and analysis
Energy and climate policy
Awards & Honors
“Ten thousand Plan” - National High Level Talents Special Support Plan
“Outstanding Young Scholars Award”, Tsinghua University (Top honor for faculty members under 35 years old; 10 award winners every year)
“Young Researcher Award” winner in the field of climate change science by Scopus China (2010)

Community Service
Associate Editor of Planetary Health in Frontiers in Public Health
Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Research Letters
Member of Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Urban and Environmental Studies
Corresponding Lead Author for Chapter 13 Volume 3 – Addressing climate change and achieving sustainable development, China Climate and Ecological Changes Report 2021
Lead Author for the Special Report for Technologies to Address Climate Change in the Fourth National Assessment Report of Climate Change in China
Head of Lab, Urban Economy and Human Health Laboratory, Institute of China Sustainable Urbanization of Tsinghua University
Vice Director, Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Research Center for Resources, Energy and Sustainable Development
Specialized Committee Member of Energy Systems Engineering, CHINA ENERGY RESEARCH SOCIETY
research situation
职称 Associate Professor 办公电话 010-62792509
电子邮件 wcai@tsinghua.edu.cn 研究组主页
教育背景 Ph.D., School of  Environment, Tsinghua University(2010)
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BA, Renmin University of China(2005)
工作经历 Post-doctoral associate, School of  Environment, Tsinghua University (2012),
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Assistant Professor (2012) and Associate Professor (2015), Department of Earth System Science, Tsinghua University
研究兴趣 The economic, environmental and social impacts assessment of carbon mitigation<br>

Energy-environment-economy system modeling and analysis
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Energy and climate policy
奖励荣誉  “Ten thousand Plan” - National High Level Talents Special Support Plan
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“Outstanding Young Scholars Award”, Tsinghua University (Top honor for faculty members under 35 years old; 10 award winners every year)<br>

“Young Researcher Award” winner in the field of climate change science by Scopus China (2010)
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Community Service<br>

Associate Editor of Planetary Health in Frontiers in Public Health<br>

Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Research Letters<br>

Member of Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Urban and Environmental Studies<br>

Corresponding Lead Author for Chapter 13 Volume 3 – Addressing climate change and achieving sustainable development, China Climate and Ecological Changes Report 2021<br>

Lead Author for the Special Report for Technologies to Address Climate Change in the Fourth National Assessment Report of Climate Change in China<br>

Head of Lab, Urban Economy and Human Health Laboratory, Institute of China Sustainable Urbanization of Tsinghua University<br>

Vice Director, Tsinghua-Rio Tinto Research Center for Resources, Energy and Sustainable Development<br>

Specialized Committee Member of Energy Systems Engineering, CHINA ENERGY RESEARCH SOCIETY

(1)The National Natural Science Foundation of Youth Science Foundation,71303133,Research on the impact of international industry emission reduction scheme on China's employment based on dynamic CGE model,2014.01-2016.12

(2)Clean Development Mechanism(CDM)of China, The impact of shale gas development on China's response to climate change strategy,2013.9-2016.12

(3)Clean Development Mechanism(CDM)of China, Research on market mechanism scheme based on industry method supporting Durban platform negotiation,2012.9-2016.12

(4)Clean Development Mechanism(CDM)of China, The research on the impact of international industry emission reduction scheme and China's Countermeasures,2011.9-2015.12

(5)China Postdoctoral Science Foundation,20100480304,Carbon tariff response strategy based on carbon leakage simulation and implicit carbon tax accounting,2011.8-2012.8

(6)China Postdoctoral Science Foundation,201104110,Research on symbiotic effect of environmental and society of clean development mechanism in China Electric Power Industry,2011.4-2012.8

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal papers (in English)

[44] Can Wang*, Dabo Guan, Wenjia Cai (2019). Grand challenges cannot be treated in isolation. One Earth, 1(1), 24-26.

[43] Chaoji Cao, Xueqin Cui, Wenjia Cai*, et al (2019). Incorporating health co-benefits into regional carbon emission reduction policy making: a case study of China's power sector. Applied Energy, 253, 113498.

[42] Chaoqing Yu, Xiao Huang, Han Chen, …, Wenjia Cai,… James Taylor (2019). Managing nitrogen to restore water quality in China, 567, 516-520.

[41] Wenjia Cai*, Jinxuan Hui, Can Wang*, Yixuan Zheng, Xin Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Peng Gong(2018). The Lancet Countdown on PM2.5 pollution-related health impacts of China's projected carbon dioxide mitigation in the electric power generation sector under the Paris Agreement: a modeling study. The Lancet Planetary Health, 2, e151-161.

[40] Jun Yang, José G Siri, Justin V Remais, Qu Cheng, Han Zhang, Karen K Y Chan, Zhe Sun, Yuanyuan Zhao, Na Cong, Xueyan Li, Wei Zhang, Yuqi Bai, Jun Bi, Wenjia Cai, Emily Y Y Chan, Wanqing Chen, Weicheng Fan, Hua Fu, et al. (2018). Healthy Cities: unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China, The Lancet, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30486-0.

[39] Watts N*, Amann M, Ayeb-Karlsson S, Belesova, K, Bouley T, Boykoff M, Byass P, Cai W, et al.(2018). The 2017 Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change From 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. The Lancet. 391(10120), 581-630.

[38] Shiyuan Liu, Can Wang, Lei Shi, Wenjia Cai, Lixiao Zhang (2018). Water conservation implications for decarbonizing non-electric energy supply: A hybrid life-cycle analysis. Journal of Environmental Management. 219, 208-217.

[37] Huadong Chen, Can Wang, Wenjia Cai, Jianhui Wang (2018). Simulating the impact of investment preference on low-carbon transition in power sector. Applied Energy, 217, 440-455.

[36] Shangwei Liu, Xin Tian*, Wenjia Cai, Weiqiang Chen, Yafei Wang (2018). How the transitions in iron and steel and construction industries impact China's CO2 emissions: Comprehensive analysis from an inter-sector linked perspective. Applied Energy, 211:64-75.

[35] Yaqian Mu, Wenjia Cai*, Samuel Evans, Can Wang, David Roland-Holst (2018). Employment impacts of renewable energy policies in China-a decomposition analysis based on a CGE modeling framework. Applied Energy,210, 256-267

[34] Qun Ding, Wenjia Cai*, Can Wang, Mukul Sanwal, 2017. The relationships between household consumption activities and energy consumption in china—An input-output analysis from the lifestyle perspective. Applied Energy (in press).

[33] Jingxuan Hui, Wenjia Cai*, Can Wang*, Minhua Ye. 2017. Analyzing the penetration barriers of clean generation technologies in China’s power sector using a multi-region optimization model. Applied Energy, 185, 1809-1820.

[32] Can Wang, Xinzhu Zheng, Wenjia Cai*, Xue Gao 2017. Unexpected Water Impacts of Energy-saving Measures in the Iron and Steel Sector: Tradeoffs or Synergies? Applied Energy 205, 1119-1127

[31] Noppol Arunrat, Can Wang*, Nathsud Pumijumnong, Sukanya Sereenonchai, Wenjia Cai, 2017. Farmers' intention and decision to adapt to climate change: A case study in the Yom and Nan basins, Phichit province of Thailand. Journal of Cleaner Production, 143:672-685.

[30] N. Watts*, M. Amann, S. Ayeb-Karlsson, K. Belesova, T. Bouley, M. Boykoff, P. Byass, Wenjia Cai, et al. 2017. The 2017 Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change From 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Lancet (in press).

[29] Yaqian Mu, Samuel Evans, Can Wang*, Wenjia Cai. 2017. How will sectoral coverage affect the efficiency of an emissions trading system? A CGE-based case study of China. Applied Energy (in press).

[28] Mu, Y., Wang, C.*, & Cai, W. (2017). The economic impact of China's INDC: Distinguishing the roles of the renewable energy quota and the carbon market. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 81, 2955-2966

[27] Liyang Wan, Wenjia Cai, Yongkai Jiang, Can Wang*, 2016. Impacts on quality-induced water scarcity: drivers of nitrogen-related water pollution transfer under globalization from 1995 to 2009. Environmental Research Letters, 11(7): 074017.

[26]Wan, Liyang, Can Wang, and Wenjia Cai. "Impacts on water consumption of power sector in major emitting economies under INDC and longer term mitigation scenarios: An input-output based hybrid approach." Applied Energy 184 (2016): 26-39.

[25]Xinzhu Zheng, Can Wang, Wenjia Cai, Matti Kummuc, Olli Varisc. "The vulnerability of thermoelectric power generation to water scarcity in China: Current status and future scenarios for power planning and climate change." Applied Energy 171 (2016): 444-455.

[24]Liyang Wan, Wenjia Cai, Yongkai Jiang and Can Wang. "Impacts on quality-induced water scarcity: drivers of nitrogen-related water pollution transfer under globalization from 1995 to 2009." Environmental Research Letters 11.7 (2016): 074017.

[23]Jingxuan Hui,Wenjia Cai, Can Wang, Minhua Ye. (2016). Analyzing the penetration barriers of clean generation technologies in china’s power sector using a multi-region optimization model. Applied Energy. 185(2): 1809–1820

[22]Wenjia Cai, Liyang Wan, Yongkai Jiang, Can Wang*, Lishen Lin, 2015. The Short-lived Buildings in China: Impacts on water, energy and carbon emissions. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(24): 13921-13928.

[21]Shuai Gao, Can Wang*, Wenling Liu, Wenjia Cai, Zhongxiang Zhang, 2015. Corporate Preferences for Domestic Policy Instruments under a Sectoral Market Mechanism: A Case Study of Shanxi Province in China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 108, 613-624.

[20] Yongkai Jiang, Wenjia Cai, Pengfei Du, Wenqing Pan, Can Wang. Virtual water in interprovincial trade with implications for China's water policy[J]. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2015, 87: 655-665.

[19]Nick Watts*, W Neil Adger, Paolo Agnolucci, Jason Blackstock, Peter Byass, Wenjia Cai, et al., 2015. Health and Climate Change: Policy Responses to Protect Public Health. Lancet. 386(10006): 1861-1914. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60854-6

[18]Xi Xie, Wenjia Cai*, Yongkai Jiang, Weihua Zeng, 2015. Carbon Footprints and Embodied Carbon Flows Analysis for China’s Eight Regions: A New Perspective for Mitigation Solutions. Sustainability, 7(8), 10098-10114.

[17]Wenjia Cai, Yaqian Mu, Can Wang*, Jining Chen, 2014. Distributional employment impacts of renewable and new energy – The case of China. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 39: 1155-1163.

[16]Yongkai Jiang, Wenjia Cai*, Liyang Wan, Can Wang, 2014. An Index Decomposition Analysis of China's Interregional Embodied Carbon Flows. Journal of Cleaner Production. 88, 289-296.

[15]Can Wang*, Minhua Ye, Wenjia Cai, Jining Chen, 2014. The Value of a Clear, Long-term Climate Policy Agenda: A Case Study of China's Power Sector Using a Multi-Region Optimization Model. Applied Energy, 125, 276-288.

[14]Yuan Yang, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, 2014. Industrial CO2 Intensity, Indigenous Innovation and R&D Spillovers in China’s Provinces. Applied Energy, 131, 117-127.

[13]Can Wang, Jie Lin, Wenjia Cai*, Hua Liao, 2014. China's Carbon Mitigation Strategies: Enough? Energy Policy. 73, 47-56.

[12]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Zhugang Jin, Jining Chen, 2013. Quantifying Baseline Emission Factors of Air Pollutants in China's Regional Power Grids. Environmental Science & Technology , 47: 3590-3597.

[11]Minhua Ye, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, 2013. A Multi-period Multi-region Optimization Model of China’s Power Sector Considering Synergetic CO2 and Air Pollutants Control. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 18: 397-403

[10]Can Wang, Jie Lin, Wenjia Cai, Zhongxiang Zhang*, 2013. Policies and Practices of Low Carbon City Development in China. Energy & Environment, 24(7&8): 1347-1372.

[9]Can Wang*, Weishi Zhang, Wenjia Cai, Xi Xie, 2013. Employment Impacts of CDM Projects in China's Power Sector. Energy Policy, 59: 481-491.

[8]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Jining Chen, Siqiang Wang, 2012. Sectoral Crediting Mechanism: How Far China Has to Go. Energy Policy, 48: 770-778.

[7]Yuan Yang*, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang, Siqiang Wang, 2012. Regional Allocation of CO2 Intensity Reduction Targets Based on Cluster Analysis. Advances in Climate Change Research, 3(4): 220-228.

[6]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Jining Chen, 2011. Green Economy and Green Jobs: Myth or Reality? The Case of China’s Power Generation Sector. Energy, 36: 5994-6003.

[5]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Jining Chen, 2010. Revisiting CO2 Mitigation Potential and Costs in China’s Electricity Sector. Energy Policy, 38: 4209-4213.

[4]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Wenling Liu, et al., 2009. Sectoral Analysis for International Technology Development and Transfer: Cases of Power Generation, Cement and Aluminium in China. Energy Policy, 2009, 37: 2283-2291.

[3]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Jining Chen, et al., 2008. Comparison of CO2 Emission Scenarios and Mitigation Opportunities in China’s Five Sectors in 2020. Energy Policy, 36(3): 1181-1194.

[2]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Ke Wang, Ying Zhang, Jining Chen, 2007. Scenario Analysis on CO2 Emission Reduction in China’s Electricity sector. Energy Policy, 35: 6445-6456.

[1]Can Wang*, Wenjia Cai, Xuedu Lu, Jining Chen, 2007. CO2 Mitigation Scenarios in China’s Road Transport Sector. Energy Conversion and Management, 48: 2110-2118.

Peer-reviewed journal papers (in Chinese)

[8]Can Wang, Zhugang Jin, Wenjia Cai. Game theory model of climate negotiation based on Utility Theory [J]. Journal of Tsinghua University(Science and Technology), 2015(9):1017-1022. (in Chinese)

[7]Minxiao Guo, Wenjia Cai. Current status and related policies of global carbon capture, utilization and sequestration technologies [J]. Chinese Energy, 2013, 35(3):39-42. (in Chinese)

[6]Zhugang Jin, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang. Simulation of Sino US climate negotiation strategy based on game model [J]. Advances in Climate Change Research, 2013, 9(5). (in Chinese)

[5]Minxiao Guo, Wenjia Cai*, Can Wang, Jining Chen, 2012. Quantifying CO2 emissions of One Wind Farm Using Life Cycle Assessment and Uncertainty Analysis. China Environmental Science, 32(4): 742-747. (in Chinese)

[4]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Jining Chen, 2010. A review and analysis of advances in sectoral approaches. Advances in Climate Change Research, 6(1): 47-52. (in Chinese)

[3]Can Wang, Wenjia Cai, Shuyi Li, et al. Sectoral Approach and International Technology Development and Transfer. Beijing: Economic Science Press, 2009. (in Chinese)

[2]Can Wang, Wenjia Cai. “Sectoral Approach and the Negotiation Progress”, in: Annual Report on Climate Change Actions (2009). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2009:165-181. (in Chinese)

[1]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Jining Chen, 2007. CO2 emission and mitigation opportunities in China’s road transport sector. Journal of Tsinghua University (Science & Technology), 47(12): 2142-2145. (in Chinese)

Conference papers

[9]Jingxuan Hui, Wenjia Cai, Minhua Ye, Can Wang*, 2015. Clean Generation Technologies in Chinese Power Sector: Penetration Thresholds and Supporting Policies. Energy Procedia, 75, 2807-2812. (Best student paper award in PACE 2015 International Symposium on Environmental Economics and Policy)

[8]Xinzhu Zheng, Can Wang*, Wenjia Cai, 2014. Identifying Current and Future Water Stress from Power Plants in China. The 4th International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) Asian Conference, September 19-21, Beijing, China.

[7]Yaqian Mu, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Jining Chen, 2014. Involving China into the International Sectoral Reduction: An Analysis Based on GTAP-E Model. The 4th International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE) Asian Conference, September 19-21, Beijing, China.

[6]Liyang Wan, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, 2013. Carbon Footprint Accounts Among World Regions: Consumption and Displacements Through Global Supply Chains. Proceedings of the Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 22-27 Sep, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

[5]Yongkai Jiang, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, 2013. Regional Carbon Footprint Accounting for China Based on a Multi-Region Input-Output Framework: a Consumption Based Approach. Proceedings of the Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 22-27 Sep, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

[4]Yongkai Jiang, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, 2013. Analysing the Water Footprints and Virtual Water Flows of the Northwest Region of China Using a Multi-Regional Input-Output Framework. PACE 2013 International symposium on environmental economics and policy in China, 14-18 Jul., Dalian, China.

[3]Liyang Wan, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, 2013. World's demand on China's water resources in 2007: A multi-region input-output approach. PACE 2013 International symposium on environmental economics and policy in China. 14-18 Jul., Dalian, China.

[2]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Jining Chen, 2009. CO2 Emission Reduction Efforts Made by China’s Electricity Sector and the International Comparison. 2009 International Conference on Energy and Environment Technology, Vol 3: 24-27.

[1]Wenjia Cai, Can Wang*, Xuedu Lu, Jining Chen, 2006. Scenario analysis of CO2 emissions from China's Road Transportation, Twelfth International Conference on Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century, Prague, Czech Republic. 12 - 14 July, 2006. in: Urban Transport XII: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century, WIT Transactions on Build Environment, Vol 89, WIT Press, 2006. p669-678.

Books

[2]Can Wang, Wenjia Cai. “Sectoral Approach and the Negotiation Progress”, in: Annual Report on Climate Change Actions (2009). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2009:165-181.

[1] Wang Can, Cai Wenjia, Li Shuyi, Zhang Weishi, Gao Liangying, Sectoral Approach and International Technology Development and Transfer. Beijing: Economic Science Press, 2009.