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Sebastian Ibold is Project Director of the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT). Before joining GIZ in 2017, Sebastian worked as urban planner and urban designer for American Aecom and German ISA and AS+P. His professional work experience covers projects in the fields of strategic and master planning, new town and urban redevelopment as well as policy advisory in the field of low carbon transportation in China, Germany, Vietnam and the Middle East. Sebastian holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus.

Lauri Myllyvirta

Lead Analyst at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air


Lauri has over 10 years experience as an air pollution and climate expert. He has led numerous research projects on air pollution, assessing air quality and health impacts of energy policies, including more than a dozen modeling studies of the air quality and health impacts of coal-fired power plants. This research has been published and utilized in numerous countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Europe, Turkey, South Africa and others. Lauri has also contributed to numerous publications around energy solutions and air pollution and is asked frequently to attend seminars and conferences as an expert speaker. He served as a member of the Technical Working Group on regulating emissions from large combustion plants in the EU and currently serves as a member of the expert panel on regulating SO2 emissions in South Africa.


Wu Yixiu


Wu Yixiu is team leader of Chinadialogue's Strategic Climate Communication Initiatives.  Before joining the team she was campaign manager with Greenpeace East Asia covering water pollution, corporate
campaign, and international policies. She also worked as a reporter at the English Service of China Radio International.

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Wu Yixiu

Michal Meidan

Director of the China Energy Programme at Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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Dr. Michal Meidan is Director of the China Energy Programme at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies. Before joining OIES in July 2019, she headed cross-commodity China research at Energy Aspects. Prior to that, she headed China Matters, an independent research consultancy providing analysis on the politics of energy in China. Michal also held senior analytical roles at Eurasia Group in New York and London, and at Asia Centre-Sciences Po, Paris. She taught undergraduate courses on China’s political economy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has authored numerous academic articles. Michal also regularly provides comments for a wide variety of media outlets and is featured as a speaker at industry conferences.

Michal holds a PhD in Political Science and East Asian studies from Sciences Po, Paris. She is fluent in Mandarin and French.

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