ADB appoints Dr. Jonassen to lead low carbon transformation project in China

July 15, 2019

Dr. Rachael Jonassen (director, Climate Change EEMI) has been appointed by the Asian Development Bank to lead a project in Hunan Province, China designing a roughly $500 million low carbon transformation for the city of Xiangtan. Xiangtan is a heavily polluted industrial city whose emissions have doubled in the past 10 years. The ADB team consists of 42 international and national experts in fields such as distributed energy, district heating, waste-to-energy, intelligent transport systems, smart energy building design, and green public finance.