Ruyi Li (Hazel) is a research assistant for the China Environment Forum. Her recent focuses are plastic waste management in Southeast Asia and sustainable seafood consumption in China. Her upcoming publication dives into China’s electric vehicle industry, especially the policy transition from a subsidy to a credit-based market mechanism and its potential contribution to China’s 2060 carbon neutrality goal.
Hazel has three years experience in researching and analyzing renewable energy policies, climate policies, and conducting infrastructure finance modeling. She recently graduated from the Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a Master of Arts degree. She double majored in energy, resources, and environment; and international economics. She also holds a bachelor's degree from Renmin University of China (RUC), where she studied journalism and international relations.