Mission & Vision

The Institute of Carbon Neutrality at Peking University is committed to finding solutions to the climate crisis by accelerating the transition to a carbon-free future. We conduct interdisciplinary research that addresses the scientific, technological, economic, and political challenges of achieving carbon neutrality.

Building on Peking University's historic strengths in the fields such as engineering, economics and public policy, we can develop groundbreaking technologies, policy proposals, and economic systems that will facilitate the transition to carbon-neutral economies. Our institute fosters collaboration among researchers, policymakers, and public stakeholders to develop practical solutions that can be implemented at a local, national, and global level.

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Synergistic Effects of Carbon Neutrality on the Climate and the Environment

To meet the Chinese demand for comprehensive ecological and environmental governance, it is necessary to clarify the mutual feedback relationship among air pollution, climate change, health effects, and socio-economic impacts, and to construct a collaborative technical system and supporting platform for pollution reduction and carbon reduction in national land space. This will provide a scientific basis for the implementation of the Chinese “Dual Carbon” strategy.

Key Topics

The evolution pattern of pollutants, greenhouse gases, and climate factors under the “Dual Carbon” path

The interaction mechanisms and quantitative modeling of multi-pollutants in various mediums of the geosphere

Health effects assessment of key pollutants under climate change

Collaborative mechanism and regulation path for pollution reduction and carbon reduction with multiple objectives.

Key Technology of Zero-emission & Negative-emission

In view of the technical bottlenecks in new energy and carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCUS), we will adopt demand-oriented, soft-hard and cross-innovation approaches, and carry out integrated technological breakthroughs in new energy and carbon reduction technologies for the goal of reducing carbon emissions and increasing carbon sink.

Key Topics

Hydrogen storage and transportation technology

Photovoltaic new material technology

High efficiency heat exchange technology

Geothermal energy exploration and utilization technology

Economic Policy & Management

We aim to uncover the impact transmission mechanism of relevant policies on the realization of carbon neutrality and economic development, coordinate the carbon pricing mechanism of all market factors, optimize the design of the economic policy system to promote carbon neutrality, and propose coordinated emission reduction schemes for regions and key industries.

Key Topics

Economic model transformation in the context of carbon neutrality

Carbon market design and carbon price formation

Carbon neutrality and new business models

Public policies to promote low-carbon lifestyle