The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Dr Jing Meng

Dr Jing Meng

Associate Professor

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
18th Mar 2019

Research summary

Topic 1: Energy transitions and Technology Innovation

Comparing expert elicitation and model-based probabilistic technology cost forecasts for the energy transition. Proceedings of the national academy of Sciences, 2021,118(27).

Structural decline in China's CO2emissions through transitions in industry and energy systems. NatureGeoscience. 2018,11(8): 551. 

Topic 2: Climate Change Mitigation Opportunities Behind Global Trade

Zhang,Z., Guan, D., Wang, R., Meng, J.,Zheng, H., Zhu, K., & Du, H. (2020).Embodied carbon emissions in the supply chains of multinational enterprises. Nature Climate Change, 10(12),1096-1101.

The rise of South-South trade and its effect on global CO2 emissions. NatureCommunications. 2018,9(1),1871. 

ChineseCO2 emission flows have reversed since the global financial crisis. NatureCommunications 2017, 8:1712.

Topic 3: Integrated assessment of the emission-health-socioeconomics nexus

TheSlowdown in Global Air PollutantEmission Growth and Driving Factors. OneEarth. 2019, 1, 138 - 148

A psychophysical measurement on subjective well-being and air pollution. NatureCommunications,2019, 10(1), 1-8.

Assessment of the pollution–health–economics nexus in China, Atmos. Chem. Phys.,2018,14433-14443.


Jing receives her PhD degree in Environmental Geography from Peking University. Her research focus is climate change and energy policies, including theories and modeling of environmental economics, energy innovation and sustainable consumption and trade policies. Jing also holds a bachelor’s degree in Building Environment and Energy Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Jing is an associate editor of the Journal of Cleaner Production. She is also a fellow of Cambridge center for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance at the University of Cambridge.