Craig A. Hart
School of Environment and Natural Resources, People's University of China
Craig’s research concentrates on the intersection of carbon management, competitiveness and economic development, and law and policy. His research interests and recent work include energy efficiency, biomass, forest carbon sequestration, and carbon capture and storage technologies, with particular focus on China and developing countries in Southeast Asia.
In addition to his academic research, Craig is an attorney practicing in the fields of project finance, carbon management and capital markets. He has represented project developers, lenders, and investors in energy and infrastructure project finance, carbon finance, and private and public offerings of debt and equity. He has substantial experience representing developers and lenders in clean and conventional energy infrastructure projects in China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, including under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). He previously was associated with a leading international law firm in the Middle East and New York, acted as legal counsel to the Asian Development Bank’s Future Carbon Fund (which invests in post-2012 carbon credits under the CDM) and served as the Climate Law Fellow at the Center for International Environmental Law in Washington, D.C.
Craig holds a B.A. and J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.A. from New York University, and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Craig has lived and worked in the Soviet Union, Saudi Arabia, China and Southeast Asia.