About Hongming Liu

Hongming Liu

Director, Carbon Market


Areas of expertise:

Carbon pricing (both compliance and voluntary carbon market, especially Chinese carbon markets and offsetting program), industry decarbonization (including international aviation and shipping green development) and international climate policy


Hongming Liu is an expert on addressing climate change with carbon pricing globally. Based out of EDF’s Beijing office, he manages work related to reducing emissions from international aviation and shipping. Hongming is also responsible for project and research development, management, and implementation related to carbon pricing and international cooperation to address climate change, focusing on China’s carbon markets, offsetting mechanisms, carbon market linkage, industry and cooperation emission reductions, as well as maintaining relationships with key partners and communication between domestic and international stakeholders.


Before joining EDF, Hongming worked for China National Chemical Information Center, and was responsible for chemical industry benchmark analysis of China’s national Emissions Trading System and China’s Cleaner Production evaluation standard development for chemical products.

Prior to that, Hongming had more than five years working experience with voluntary carbon emission reduction programs, which makes him familiar with most of the major voluntary emission reduction programs.

Hongming received his MS in Green Technology at the University of Southern California and his BS in Chemical Engineering (Environmental Protection) at Beijing Union University.


Analytical Report on the Status of the China GHG Voluntary Emission Reduction Program, with Xiaolu Zhao (EDF), Zhibin Chen (SinoCarbon), and Dan Li (SinoCarbon). 2020.

2018-2019: The Progress of China’s Carbon Market, with Xiaolu Zhao (EDF), Xiaoping Xiong (ERI), and Meng Zhao (ERI). 2019.

2017: The Progress of China’s Carbon Market, with Xiaolu Zhao (EDF), Xiaoping Xiong (ERI), and Meng Zhao (ERI). 2017.

Selection of articles in Chinese only:

CORSIA is about to start, CCER needs to be reformed and restarted accordingly, Mar 17th, 2020

UNFCCC COP25 Observation: Carbon market is still the hope among the disappointments, Dec 17th, 2019

Our Ocean: Shipping has more potential on emission reduction, Oct 30th, 2019

Nature based solutions attracted attentions during 2019’s UN Climate Summit, Sep 28th, 2019