Prof. Can Wang

Department of Environmental Planning and Management

School of Environment

Tsinghua University, China



2003 Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, china

1998 M.Sc., Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

1998 B.Sc., Economics, Tsinghua University, China

Publications (Selected)

Books, Book Chapters, Dissertation

  1. Wang Shuping, Wang Can, Xu Yimin, “Intellectual Property Right and Climate Change”, Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2013.
  2. Wang Can, Cai Wenjia, Li Shuyi, Zhang Weishi, Gao Liangying, “Sectoral Approach and International Technology Development and Transfer”, Beijing: Economic Science Press, 2009. (ISBN 978-7-5058-8833-3)
  3. Wang, C. and W. Cai, “Sectoral approach and its negotiation progress, in Wang, W. and G. Zheng, eds: Annual Report on Climate Change Actions (2009)”, Social Sciences Academic Press (China), Beijing, pp. 165-181, 2009.
  4. Wang, C. and K. Wang, “Promoting low carbon economy via technology innovation, in Zhang, K., Pan, J. and D. Peng, eds: Low Corban Economy”, China Environmental Science Press, Beijing, pp. 418-434, 2008. (In Chinese)
  5. Cai, W., C. Wang, X. Lu, J. Chen, “Scenario analysis of CO2 emissions from China’s Road Transportation, in: Urban Transport XII: Urban Transport and the Environment in the 21st Century”, WIT Transactions on Build Environment, Vol. 89, WIT Press, pp. 669-678, 2006.
  6. Wang, C., Cai, W., “China: The CDM giant rises”, Environmental Finance, pp. 24-25, 2006.
  7. Wang C., Zhang K., “International Coordination of Scientific Efforts in Support of Environmental and Ecological Sustainable Development, the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, United Nations Educational”, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 2003.
  8. Zhang, K. and Wang, C., “China’s Urban Environmental Problems and Regional Cooperation, in: Zhang, K., Policies and Actions on Sustainable Development in China”, Beijing: China Environmental Science Press, pp. 154-164, 2001.


  1. Y Liu, C Wang, M Chen, “Carbon flow analysis of China's agro-ecosystem from 1980 to 2013: A perspective from substance flow analysis”, Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2016.
  2. Jingxuan Hui, Wenjia Cai, Can Wang, “Minhua Ye, Analyzing the penetration barriers of clean generation technologies in China's power sector using a multi-region optimization model”, Applied Energy, 2016.
  3. Shuai Gao, Mattijs Smits, Can Wang, “A conjoint analysis of corporate preferences for the sectoral crediting mechanism: a case study of Shanxi Province in China”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 131: 259-269, 2016.
  4. Shuai Gao, Mattijs Smits, Arthur P.J.Mol, Can Wang, “New market mechanism and its implication for carbon reduction in China”, Energy Policy, 98: 221-231, 2016.
  5. Noppol Arunrat, Can Wang, Nathsuda Pumijumnong, “Alternative cropping systems for greenhouse gases mitigation in rice field: a case study in Phichit province of Thailand”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 133: 657-671, 2016.
  6. Liyang Wan, Wenjia Cai, Yongkai Jiang and Can Wang, “Impacts on quality-induced water scarcity: drivers of nitrogen-related water pollution transfer under globalization from 1995 to 2009”, Environmental Research Letters, 11: 074017, 2016.
  7. Huadong Chen, Can Wang, Minhua Ye, “An uncertainty analysis of subsidy for carbon capture and storage (CCS) retrofitting investment in China's coal power plants using a real-options approach”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 137: 200-212, 2016.
  8. Shuai Gao, Can Wang, “Sectoral Crediting Mechanism: How to Work in China”, Energy Procedia, 88: 187–192, 2016.
  9. Xinzhu Zheng, Can Wang, Wenjia Cai, Matti Kummu, Olli Varis, “The vulnerability of thermoelectric power generation to water scarcity in China: Current status and future scenarios for power planning and climate change”, Applied Energy, 171: 444-455, 2016.
  10. Shuai Gao, Can Wang, Wenling Liu, Wenjia Cai, Zhongxiang Zhang, “Corporate preferences for domestic policy instruments under a sectoral market mechanism: a case study of Shanxi Province in China”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 108: 613-624, 2015.
  11. Wenjia Cai, Liyang Wan, Yongkai Jiang, Can Wang, and Lishen Lin, “Short-Lived Buildings in China: Impacts on Water, Energy, and Carbon Emissions”, Environ. Sci. Technol, 49, 13921-13928, 2015.
  12. C. Wang, Y. Yang, and J. Zhang, “China's sectoral strategies in energy conservation and carbon mitigation”, Climate Policy, S60-S80, 2015.
  13. Wenling Liu, Jinyun Zhang, Bettina Bluemling, Arthur P.J. Mol, Can Wang, “Public participation in energy saving retrofitting of residential buildings in China”, Applied Energy, 147(1): 287-296, 2015.
  14. Yongkai Jiang, Wenjia Cai, Liyang Wan, Can Wang, “An index decomposition analysis of China's interregional embodied carbon flows”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 88: 289-296, 2015.
  15. Yongkai Jiang, Wenjia Cai, Pengfei Du, Wenqing Pan, Can Wang, “Virtual water in interprovincial trade with implications for China's water policy”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 87: 655-665, 2015.
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