Alex Lo is an environmental social scientist specializing in the study of public and policy response to climate change. He is recipient of the World Social Science Fellowship, Endeavour Research Fellowship, Universitas 21 Fellowship. Pete Hay Prize, Li Ka Shing Prize, Dr. Stephen S.F. Hui Prizes, and Ada and Arthur Hill Prize. He was an invited plenary speaker at the International Conference on Regional Development (2016). He has been an editorial board member for Environmental Values (White Horse Press) since 2014, and Associate Editor of Geographical Research (Wiley), the journal of the Institute of Australian Geographers, since 2019.
Lo played a lead role in a number of successful external grant applications. His projects were supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, University Grants Committee (Hong Kong Government), the Regional Studies Association (UK), and Hui Oi Chow Trust Fund. He is commissioned by the Hong Kong Government’s Environment and Conservation Fund to assess the impacts of its flagship funding programme, and involved in a collaborative applied research project funded by Australia’s National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. Previously he led several other research projects on climate change governance and politics, which were supported by and Australia’s Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia with co-funding from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Lo received his PhD from the Australian National University in 2011, followed by a permanent lectureship at the Griffith University in Australia, a position he held until 2015. Previously, he held a research appointment at Vienna, Austria, and coordinated environmental education projects for the Hong Kong Government. Since 2018, he has been and Adjunct Professor at the Guangzhou University, China.
Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington
Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong
Lecturer, Griffith University
Teaching and Research Associate, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Australian National University, Doctor of Philosophy
University of Hong Kong, Master of Philosophy
University of Hong Kong, Master of Science in Environmental Management
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Business Administration
After CDM: Domestic carbon offsetting in China, Journal of Cleaner Production 141, 1391–1399
Emission trading and carbon market performance in Shenzhen, China, Applied Energy 193, 414-425
Carbon Trading in China: Environmental Discourse and Politics, Palgrave Macmillan
Challenges to the development of carbon markets in China, Climate Policy 16 (1), 109-124
Political Ambiguity in the Chinese Climate Change Discourses, Environmental Values 24 (6), 755-776
Power and Carbon Sovereignty in a Non-Traditional Capitalist State: Discourses of Carbon Trading in China, Global Environmental Politics, 15 (1)
Carbon finance and the carbon market in China, Nature Climate Change, 5 (1), 15-16
National Development and Carbon Trading: The Symbolism of Chinese Climate Capitalism , Eurasian Geography and Economics
National Development and Carbon Trading: The Symbolism of Chinese Climate Capitalism, Eurasian Geography and Economics 56 (2), 111-126
Climate for Business: Opportunities for Financial Institutions and Sustainable Development in the Chinese Carbon Market, Sustainable Development 23 (6), 369-380
Powered by the State or Finance? The Organization of China’s Carbon Markets, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 54(4), pp. 386-408
Carbon trading in a socialist market economy: Can China make a difference?, Ecological Economics, 87, pp. 72-74
Australia's carbon tax: A sheep in wolf's clothing?, Economic and Labour Relations Review, 23(1), pp. 67-86
Carbon Emission Trading in China, Nature Climate Change, 2(11), pp. 765-766.
How Green is your scheme? Greenhouse gas control the Australian way, Energy Policy, 50, pp. 150-153
Active conflict or passive coherence: The political economy of climate change in China, Environmental Politics.19 (6), pp. 1012-1017
China’s Response to Climate Change, Environmental Science and Technology. 44 (15), pp. 5689-5690.