Ping Jiang started his JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) in September 2010. His research focuses on comprehensive low carbon sustainable strategy for the urban community, which covers multidisciplinary aspects such as policies in climate change, economics, management, energy saving technologies and social behaviour. He is also looking at the cost-effective approach to establish low carbon community through adopting a sound, low carbon management system.
Before coming to UNU-IAS, Ping Jiang received his PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia (UK) and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Beijing Science & Technology University (China). During that time, he undertook his PhD research in the UK, and worked for the Carbon Connections Programme as a part-time project coordinator, responsible for the collaboration projects and activities between the University of East Anglia and Chinese universities/organizations.
Prior to his PhD research in the UK, Ping Jiang worked in China for ten years. He was a project manager for H.W.W. Enterprise Co., which is a consulting company in Beijing, China, where he was responsible for the investigation, assessment, market development, contract management and execution of projects in the environmental protection field for almost five years. Before that, he was the department manager of Kunming Yeyan New-Material Co., Ltd. in Beijing China. He also worked for Kunming Metallurgy Researching Institute (China) as an engineer before he took his jobs in Beijing.