About ICF

Huw Slater

Lead Specialist, Climate
Huw specializes in carbon pricing, low-carbon development, and power sector reform.

Based in China since 2011, Huw specializes in carbon pricing, low-carbon development, and power sector reform. He provides technical backstopping for the EU-China ETS Platform. Huw was previously research and projects manager for China Carbon Forum (CCF), a Beijing-based non-profit fostering cooperation among China’s stakeholders for climate action. He has spoken on behalf of CCF at forums around China and internationally, as well as managing regular expert panel discussions on low-carbon topics.

Huw is the co-author of the 2015, 2017, and 2018 China Carbon Pricing Surveys, the most in-depth and extensive summaries of stakeholder views on China’s carbon market development. The surveys are complemented by industry roundtables, providing valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by China’s significant emitters. Huw has also published on China's ‘war on pollution,’ its emission reduction targets, coal power overcapacity, and carbon market development. He previously worked with the Chinese NGO Institute for Environment and Development, co-authoring a scoping assessment for climate change adaptation in China.

Areas of expertise
Education
  • M.S., Asia Pacific Studies, Australian National University
  • M.S., Climate Change, Australian National University

Insights

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The role of carbon pricing in achieving carbon neutrality
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How carbon offsetting can help achieve carbon neutrality
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Greening Chinese cities for a sustainable future: What's next?
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What can other emerging economies learn from China's ETS experience?
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How China's rising carbon price impacts the market
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