Haibing Ma is Manager of the Worldwatch Institute’s China Program. A native Chinese, Ma’s primary focus is on China-related topics. His priority research and management areas at Worldwatch are clean energy and climate change, including an initiative to explore green economy potentials and impacts in China. Ma is also working closely with Worldwatch’s partners in China to explore the role of unconventional gas and to initiate renewable energy mapping programs at the provincial and local levels. Ma is the main point of contact between the Institute and key stakeholders in China, including energy and climate officials and industry experts.
Before coming to Worldwatch, Ma was an International Policy Associate at the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP), where he played an indispensable role in managing several China-related projects. He was involved in developing mitigation scenarios and implementation plans for China’s electricity, iron and steel, and cement sectors; power-sector modeling; and drafting a low-carbon development plan for the transportation sector.
Ma holds a B.A. in Public Administration from Zhejiang University in China and an M.A. in Public Policy Analysis from Beijing University. He is currently completing his doctoral degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, where his primary research focus is on waste electric and electronic equipment management issues in China.
Book Chapters and Reports:
- Climate Change Policies in the Asia-Pacific Region: Trends of Actions and Implications. Asian Development Bank. Manila, Philippines (scheduled to be published in Fall 2011)
- Green Economy and Green Jobs in China: Current Status and Potentials for 2020, Worldwatch Paper 185, co-authored with Dr. Jiahua Pan. July 2011.
- “Clean Energy: A Greener and Stronger Economic Engine for China,” co-authored with Christopher Flavin. Chapter of the book China in the Next 30 Years. Central Compilation and Translation Press of China (CCTP). Beijing, January 2011.
- Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in China: Current Status and Prospects for 2020, Worldwatch Paper 182, co-authored. October 2010.
- Technology-based Sectoral NAMAs: a Preliminary Case Study of China’s Cement and Iron & Steel Sectors, co-authored with Dan Klein, et al. Center for Clean Air Policy. October 2009.
- Utilizing Payments for Environmental Services for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) in Developing Countries: Challenges and Policy Options, co-authored with Matthew Ogonowski, et al. Center for Clean Air Policy. May 2009.
- “Cloud of Uncertainty Hovers Over China’s New Emissions Trading Plans.” February 10, 2012.
- ”China Unleashes New Initiatives in its Push to Secure a Sustainable Future.” January 20, 2012.
- ”Friendly Meetings Bring More Green Opportunities.” November 4, 2011.
- “China is on its Way to Capping its Total Energy Consumption.” September 9, 2011.
- “Worldwatch Report Focuses on China’s Green Future.” August 19, 2011.
- “Small-scale farming holds key to cleaner future,” co-authored with Danielle Nierenberg. Sacramento Bee, August 14, 2011.
- “Data Challenges in Green Economy and Green Jobs Research in China.” June 29, 2011.
- “China’s New Solar Goal: Does a Doubled Target Mean Double Trouble?” June 8, 2011.
- “China’s Statistical Challenges Stymie Accountable Development.” May 20, 2011.
- “In China, Clean Energy Transition Brings Jobs and Lessons for the World.” April 13, 2011.
- “China, Set to Add 220 Million Vehicles, Aims to Green Transportation Sector.” April 1, 2011.
- “Nourishing China’s Forests Can Create Millions of Green Jobs.” March 23, 2011.
- “Beyond the Numbers: A Closer Look at China’s Wind Power Success.” February 28, 2011.
- “Practical Steps for Developing Renewable Energy in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan.” February 7, 2011.
- “Green Design Faces Gray Reality for China’s “Eco-Cities.” January 27, 2011.
- “Can China Do a Better Job Delegating Its 2015 Energy and Emission Targets?” January 14, 2011.
- “One Small Step for UN Climate Talks, One Giant Leap for China.” December 27, 2010.
- “China may cap-and-trade before US,” co-authored with Alexander Ochs, China Dialogue, September 6, 2010.
- “China Nears its 2010 Energy Intensity Goal but is Not There Yet.” July 12, 2010.
- “Enter the Dragon: China’s Growing Presence in Unconventional Gas and Oil Markets,” co-authored with Saya Kitasei. June 30, 2010.
- “The Republic of Green Growth: South Korea Wants to Lead in Building an Sustainable Economy.” June 18, 2010.
In the News:
- Quoted in Sweetening the Dragon’s Breath, Anna Petherick, Nature Climate Change, 2, 309–311 (2012). Published online April 26, 2012.
- Quoted in “China Begins to Tap its Shale Gas, Despite Daunting Technological, Environmental Hurdles.” Joel Kirkland, ClimateWire. October 14, 2011.
- “China Solar Scandal”. Guest speaker at the Asia Pacific Forum Radio. Aired on September 26, 2011.
- “Global Energy Intensity Rising”. EE Times-India, September 26, 2011.
- Amid Paeans to Energy Efficiency, the World is Getting Less Efficient. Bryan Walsh, Time.com, September 21, 2011.
- “China’s New Urban Plan – Buy a Car, but Don’t Use It.” Coco Liu, New York Times, February 9, 2011
- “Shanghai’s World Expo: a Vision for the Future?” Stuart Kurtz, TravelMag, November 26, 2010.
- Clean Technology May Trump Tough Emission Controls, Joint U.S.-China Study Says. Annie Jia, New York Times, August 17, 2009.
- Media interview: “Toxic ‘E-waste’ Gets Cached in Poor Nations, Report Says.” National Geographic News, November 8, 2005.