The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Dr Jing Meng

Dr Jing Meng

Lecturer in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment

The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
18th Mar 2019

Research summary

Topic 1: Climate Change Mitigation Opportunities Behind Global Trade

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

The cascade of global trade to large climate forcing over the Tibetan Plateau glaciers. Nature Communications. 2019,10, 3281.
Chinese CO2 emission flows have reversed since the global financial crisis. Nature Communications 2017, 8:1712.
The role of intermediate trade in the change of carbon flows within China. Energy Economics. 2018, 76, 303-312.

Topic 2: Integrated assessment of the emission-health-socioeconomics nexus

The Slowdown in Global Air Pollutant Emission Growth and Driving Factors. One Earth. 2019, 1, 138 - 148

Origin and radiative forcing of black carbon aerosol: production and consumption perspectives. Environ. Sci. Tech. 52(11), 2018, 6380-6389.
A psychophysical measurement on subjective well-being and air pollution. Nature Communications, 2019, 10(1), 1-8.

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

Topic 3: Energy transitions and uncertainty

Structural decline in China's CO2 emissions through transitions in industry and energy systems. Nature Geoscience. 2018,11(8): 551. 
Initial Declines in China’s Provincial Energy Consumption and Their Drivers. Joule. 2019. doi:10.1016/j.joule.2019.03.007.


Dr Jing Meng is a Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London (UCL). Her research focus is climate change and air pollution policies, including theories and modelling of environmental economics, energy innovation and sustainable consumption and trade policies. Jing receives her PhD degree in Environmental Geography from Peking University. 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 and a guest editor of Journal of Environmental Management. She is also a fellow of Cambridge center for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance at the University of Cambridge.