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.
Climate Change and Carbon Cycle
To reach the Dual Carbon Goals, the Institute aims to investigate the feedbacks between climate change and carbon cycle, quantitively evaluate the historical contribution of each country and region to climate change, estimate remaining carbon budget and ecosystem carbon uptake potential, and provide scientific support for the carbon neutrality strategy.
The responses of climate systems to variations ofgreenhouse gases
Formation and maintenance mechanisms ofnatural carbon sinksSynergistic effects ofgreenhouse gases
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.
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.
Hydrogen storage and transportation technology
Photovoltaic new material technology
High efficiency heat exchange technology
Geothermal energy exploration and utilization technology
Energy System Engineering
Explore power source-grid-load-storage integration and multi-energy complementary integration, accelerate distributed energy development, carry out comprehensive energy service innovation and policy research, and provide theoretical and technological support to energy transition, contributing to the establishment of a modernized energy system under the “Dual Carbon” targets.
Energy transition pathway & key technology integration platform
Distributed energy and microgrid development
Natural gas market planning and design
Modernized energy system optimization
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.
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
Climate Legislation & Global Climate Governance
Conduct research on China's strategic pathway to modernize its governance system and governance capabilities in the field of ”Dual Carbon" from four dimensions: climate governance, climate diplomacy, climate security, and climate communication. Propose China solutions for a fair, reasonable, and win-win global climate governance system, and provide intellectual support for the smooth realization of the "dual carbon" goals.
Climate Change Legislation
Multi Scale Collaborative Carbon Governance System
Building a United Front Strategy for Global Climate Governance
The Interaction Mechanism between Global Climate Governance and Global Governance