Lucie Qian Xia
Lucie is a China Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute. Her work lies at the intersection of climate change, development and diplomacy.
Lucie previously served the UN Representation Office to the EU in Brussels, contributing to UN-EU climate cooperation. She has also worked at the EU Delegation to China in Beijing, fostering China-EU climate and trade relations.
Lucie holds a doctorate in International Development from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree in International Relations from the LSE, and an undergraduate degree in French Studies from Renmin University of China.
Key research interests
- China-Europe climate diplomacy
- International climate negotiations
- Sustainable development
- Climate change and trade
- Climate security
Policy - 2022
This paper examines China’s domestic and foreign policymaking for the energy transition, and its role in promoting multilateralism and international collaboration on building a sustainable world, making recommendations in the areas of renewable energy, finance and research, development and innovation. Read more
News - 2022
China’s climate diplomacy cannot be fully appreciated without recognising its dual identity of both a developing country and a great... Read more
Following the 23rd EU-China Summit in April 2022, Lucie Xia presents three recommendations for the EU and China to further climate action, now that Track 1 diplomacy has resumed between the two powers. Read more
For China, further integrating its research, development and innovation policy with climate action would contribute to the country’s leadership in raising climate ambition and accelerating climate diplomacy, says Lucie Xia, summarising the progress being made and where China’s next moves should lie. Read more
China faces a golden opportunity to strengthen its climate leadership internationally in the areas of renewable energy, sustainable finance and innovation. Having already made important steps towards its climate goals domestically, the time is right for China to look globally, argues a new paper by leading policy advisors. Read more