Hu Qin

Senior Director of Research, EDF Beijing Representative Office


Areas of expertise:
Climate and energy policy, environmental enforcement, emission trading and carbon market, green supply chain, green finance, ecosystems.

Hu Qin leads a team in our Beijing office that conducts cross-cutting research to explore opportunities for improving the environment in China while bringing global climate benefits. He is responsible for developing the strategies and approaches needed for the China team to fulfill EDF’s mission in China. He is instrumental in the collaboration between EDF, key research institutes affiliated under governments, and universities. He also acts as a coordinator of the China Energy Modeling Forum (CEMF), jointly established by EDF and Tsinghua University, which aims to enhance integrated modeling capacity to support China’s policy making.


Hu Qin joined EDF’s Beijing office in 2005.

He received a PhD in Public Administration from Renmin University of China and a master’s degree in Public Policy from Tsinghua University.


  • Zhang, Jianyu; Yan, Houfu;, Qin, Hu; “U.S. Environmental Enforcement Cases”, China Environmental Science Press, 2013.
  • Zhang, Jianyu; Qin, Hu; “Environmental Law Enforcement in U.S.”, “Environmental Monitoring (Second Edition)”, China Environmental Science Press, 2008.
  • Zhang, Jianyu; Qin, Hu; “An Effective Way of Environmental Protection: Market Mechanism”, “China’s Environmental and Developmental Issues - Century Challenges and Strategic Choice” Chapter 9, China Environmental Science Press, 2007.