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Born in 1964, Dr. Chen Jining is Professor of Environmental System Analysis. He became a student in Tsinghua University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1981, obtained his bachelor's degree from Tsinghua in 1986 and his Ph.D degree from Imperial College London, UK in 1993. He worked as a research associate at Imperial College London in 1994. He joined Tsinghua University in 1998 as Vice Dean of the Department of Environmental Science & Engineering and became Dean of the Department in 1999. Dr. Chen was appointed as Tsinghua University Vice President in 2006, Deputy President in 2007, and President in January 2012. He became Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of Ministry of Environmental Protection in January 2015. Dr. Chen was appointed as Minister of Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China in February 2015.
  Dr. Chen's research interests include environmental system analysis and integrated assessment, with focus on uncertainty analysis, applied to environmental engineering, planning and management as well as policies. He has published over 200 papers and has been an author or co-editor to a number of books. He is an owner to over a dozen of registered environmental software and patents, and has won several scientific prizes for his distinguished work.

Advance the reforms on local environmental management framework in an orderly, forceful, and effective approach
Over more than three decades since the reform and opening up, China has made significant progress in the economic and social dimensions, but at massive environmental costs. Environmental pollution ...
Centering on improving environmental quality and making up the short board of eco environment —— Speech at the “Seminar on Projecting the “13th Five-Year Plan Period”
Today, I would like talk about the following three issues: 1) Foundation. Status, situation and challenges of eco environment protection of our country in the “13th Five-Year Plan” period; 2) Wha...
Reforming Eco-environmental Protection Institutional Setup and Upgrading Environmental Treatment Capacity Remarks made at the 2015 Annual General Meeting of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development
As Beijing is turning from golden autumn to sliver winter, we are reaping the achievements of this year with joy and making plans for the next year at the same time. As we gather together here toda...
Exercising "Three Stricts and Three Steadies" to Build a Beautiful China of Sound Environment
The CPC Central Committee led by Secretary-General Xi Jinping has endeavored to exercise comprehensive self-discipline and further deepen the construction of the Party's style of work.
CHEN Jining
Minister of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People's Republic of China

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