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Dr Jing Meng

Dr Jing Meng

Centre Fellow


Jing is a Research Associate at C-EENRG, working in the project “Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe. Prior to joining C-EENGR, Jing is a Senior Research Associate at School of Environmental Sciences and a Research Fellow at Tyndall Center, University of East Anglia (UEA). Jing has a PhD degree in Environmental Geography from Peking University, her doctorate dissertation mainly focused on the trade influences by combining an economic-emission analysis on international trade and atmospheric chemical transport modeling.

Jing is an interdisciplinary researcher, specializing in the economic-environment-health nexus. Jing has a broad experience in climate change mitigation, air pollution, theories and modeling of environmental economics.  With current research area in sustainability science, climate change science and policy, Jing studies on global, national and regional air emission footprints, and related health and climate effect of air pollution, with Community Earth System Model (CESM) and atmospheric model (WRF-Chem, MOZART-4). On the basis of Material Flow Analysis (MFA), Life-cycle Analysis (LCA) and Environmental Extended Input-output Analysis (EEIO), her research sheds light on the social-economic driving forces of the temporal and spatial emission and resource consumption changes with strong policy implications for the low-carbon development and pollution mitigation.

Jing has a proven track record of high-quality publications (over 30 articles) in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature Communication, Nature Climate Change, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T), and Applied Energy.

Research Interests

Climate change mitigation

Air pollution 

Energy technological innovation

Theories and modelling of environmental economics

Key Publications

Mi, Z, Meng, J, Guan, D, Shan, Y, Song M, Wei Y, et al. Chinese CO2 emission flows have reversed since the global financial crisis. 2017. Nature Communication 8:1712. (Mi, Z. and Meng, J. Contributed equally).

Chen, L., Meng, J., Liang, S., Zhang, H., Zhang, W., Liu M., Tong, Y., Wang, H., Wang, W., Wang, X. and Shu, J. 2018. Trade-induced atmospheric mercury deposition over China and implications for demand-side controls. Environ. Sci. Tech. In Press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b04607. (SCI, IF=6.198)

Shan, Y., Guan, D., Zheng, H., Ou, J., Li, Y., Meng, J., ... & Zhang, Q. 2018. China CO2 emission accounts 1997–2015. Scientific Data, 5, 170201.

Meng, J., Liu, J., Xu, Y., Guan, D., Liu, Z., Huang, Y., Tao,S. 2016. Globalization and Pollution: Tele-connecting Local Primary PM2.5 Emissions to Global Consumption. Proc. Royal Soc. A. p 20160380. (SCI, IF=2.146)

Wiedenhofer, D., Guan, D., Liu, Z., Meng, J., Zhang, N., Wei, Y. Unequal household carbon footprints in China. 2016. Nature climate change. 7, 75-80. (SCI, IF=19.304)

Meng, J., Mi, Z., Yang,H., Shan, Y., Guan, D., Liu, J. 2017. The consumption-based black carbon emissions of China's megacities. J Clean. Prod. 161, 1275-1282. (SCI, IF=5.715).

Zhang, B., Zhang., Y., Zhao. X. Meng, J. *, 2017. Non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in China 2012: Inventory and supply chain analysis. Earth's Future. In press. (Corresponding author)

Zhang, B., Qu, X., Meng, J. *, Sun, X., 2017. Identifying primary energy requirements in structural path analysis: A case study of China 2012. Appl. Energy 191, 425-435. (SCI, IF=7.182) (Corresponding author)

Meng, J., Liu, J., Fan, S., Kang, C., Yi, K., Cheng, Y., Shen, X., Tao, S., 2016. Potential health benefits of controlling dust emissions in Beijing. Environ. Pollut. 213, 850-859. (SCI, IF=5.099)

Li, Y.*, Meng, J.*, Liu, J., Xu, Y., Guan, D., Tao, W., Huang, Y., Tao, S. 2016. Inter-provincial Reliance for Improving Air Quality in China: A Case Study on Black Carbon Aerosol. Environ. Sci. Tech. 50 (7), pp 4118–4126. (SCI, IF=6.198) (Li, Y. and Meng, J. Contributed equally)

Meng, J., Liu, J., Guo, S., Huang, Y. and Tao, S. 2016. The impact of domestic and foreign trade on energy-related PM emissions in Beijing. Appl. Energy. 184, 853-862. (SCI, IF=7.182)

Meng, J., Liu, J., Xu Y., Tao S. Tracing Primary PM2. 5 emissions via Chinese supply chains. 2015. Environ. Research Letters. 10:054005. (SCI, IF=4.134)

Meng, J., Liu, J., Guo, S., Li, J., Li, Z. and Tao, S. 2015. Trend and driving forces of Beijing’s black carbon emissions from sectoral perspectives. J Clean. Prod. 112, Part 2, 1272-1281. (SCI, IF=5.715)

Meng, J., Chen, G., Shao, L., Li, J., Tang, H., Hayat, T., et al. 2014. Virtual water accounting for building: case study for E-town, Beijing. J Clean. Prod. 68:7-15. (SCI, IF=5.715)

Mi, Z., Meng, J., Guan, D., Shan, Y., Liu, Z., Wang, Y., ... & Wei, Y. M. (2017). Pattern changes in determinants of Chinese emissions. Environ. Research Letters. (SCI, IF=4.134)

Ou, J., Meng, J., Guan, D., Zheng, J. Bian, Y, Liu, J., Mi, Z. 2017. Demand-driven air pollutant emissions for a fast developing region in China. Appl. Energy. 204, 131-142. (SCI, IF=7.182).

Shan, Y., Zheng, H., Guan, D., Li, C., Mi, Z., Meng, J., ... & Ma, Z. 2017. Energy consumption and CO2 emissions in Tibet and its cities in 2014. Earth's Future. 5(8): 854-864

Mi, Z., Wei, Y., Wang, B., Meng, J., Liu, Z., Shan, Y., Liu, J., Guan, D. 2017. Socioeconomic impact assessment of China's CO2 emissions peak prior to 2030. J Clean. Prod. 142, 2227-2236. (SCI, IF=5.715).

Meng, J., Li, Z., Li, J., Shao, L., Han, M. and Guo, S. Embodied exergy-based assessment of energy and resource consumption of buildings. Frontiers of Earth Science. 2013:1-13. (SCI, IF=1.051)

Meng, J., Yang, Q., Li, Z., Wu, X., Chen, G. 2014. A Comparative Study on CCS and Renewable Energy in China: Challenges and Policy Choices. Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management. 2(2):133-143.

Meng, J., Xiong, J. and Zhao, H.B. 2013. Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Process Simulation and Performance Analysis. Journal of Engineering Thermophysics. 34(1): 40-44. (in Chinese)

Chen, H., Meng, J. 2015. Emissions inventory and scenario analyses of air pollutants in Guangdong Province, China. Frontiers of Earth Science. 1-17. (SCI, IF=1.051)

Han, M., Chen, G., Meng, J., Wu, X., Alsaedi A., Ahmad B. 2016. Virtual water accounting for a building construction engineering project with nine sub-projects: a case in E-town, Beijing. J Clean. Prod. 112, 4691-4700. (SCI, IF=5.715)     

Duan, N., Lin, C.*, Wang, P., Meng J. *, Chen, H., Li, X. 2014. Ecological analysis of a typical farm-scale biogas plant in China. Frontiers of Earth Science. 8:375-384. (SCI, IF=1.051) (Corresponding author)

Han, M., Shao L., Li J., Guo, S., Meng J., Ahmad B., et al. 2014. Emergy-based hybrid evaluation for commercial construction engineering: a case study in BDA. Ecol. Indic. 47:179-88. (SCI, IF=3.898)

Gao R., Shao L., Li J., Guo S., Han M., Meng J., et al. 2012. Comparison of greenhouse gas emission accounting for a constructed wetland wastewater treatment system. Ecol. Inform. 12:85-92. (SCI, IF=2.02)

Li, J., Duan N., Guo S., Shao, L., Lin, C., Wang, J., Hou, J., Hou, Y., Meng, J., Han, M., 2012. Renewable resource for agricultural ecosystem in China: ecological benefit for biogas by-product for planting. Ecol. Inform.12:101-10. (SCI, IF=2.02)

Guo, S., Shao, L., Chen, H., Li, Z., Liu, J., Xu, F., Li, J., Han, M., Meng, J., Chen, Z., Li, S. 2012. Inventory and input-output analysis of CO2 emissions by fossil fuel consumption in Beijing 2007. Ecol. Inform 12:93-100. (SCI, IF=2.02)