Dr Ren Yong is Deputy Director-General, PhD, Senior Research Fellow Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), China. Dr Yong is a recognized expert who has led a large number of environmental policy studies sponsored by national governments, MEP, CCICED, and international organizations such as UNEP, the World Bank, GTZ, and US EPA. With a solid basis of studies, he has been directly involved in policy-making and legislation process in several related areas in China. Main research experiences have covered national strategies for environmental protection, economic instruments, circular economy and green economy policies, and international environmental policies. Dr Yong has received seven Scientific and Technological Progress Awards in areas such as circular economy, eco-compensation policies, CDM policies, and economic analysis on pollution abatement. Dr Yong has also published and contributed to several books and academic papers.
As a member of the Panel, Dr Yong was actively involved in the whole process of the Panel studies and other activities. He made contributions and provided essential ideas on all working groups, coordinated Chinese experts’ contributions to the bio-fuels, metals and water working groups, and in particular as a member of the decoupling group, he prepared a Chinese case study report - decoupling in China.