Experts' profiles - Chia-Chin Cheng
Chia-Chin Cheng
Dr. Cheng has been working as an Energy Scientist with UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (URC) in Roskilde, Denmark since September 2006. She holds a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA. She has been working on energy efficiency and sustainability related issues in China and India throughout her PhD studies, and her previous work with TERI, India. Her research interests mainly focus on integrating energy efficiency into development strategies in developing countries. She specializes in programmatic CDM, CDM for end-use energy efficiency, energy efficiency technology assessment, and energy demand-side management (DSM) policies.

Her current projects and research interests focus on energy efficiency in buildings, financing for renewable energy in rural areas, and scaling up energy efficiency projects in the future Climate Change Regime. She recently completed a review study on building-sector CDM projects for UNEPs Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative (SBCI). The results of this study have been published by UNEP in the report The Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism and the Building and Construction Sector. The report also includes recommendations to improve CDM on baseline, methodologies and additionality issues, as well as a post-2012 crediting mechanism to foster a full-scale adoption of energy efficiency technologies in the building sector in developing countries.
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