Ronald hails from Hong Kong and focuses on research and engagements related to the water-energy-climate nexus and coastal threats. He joined the team upon graduation from the Master of Global Political Economy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as he believes that climate change, despite being one of the most pressing challenges of our times, lacks political urgency and societal attention. Since joining he has co-authored the CWR Coastal Capital Threat Series which benchmarks 20 APAC capitals and key cities for chronic risks from coastal threats. He is currently working on the Re-IMAGINE HK project to catalyse a path toward a regenerative roadmap for a climate ready and resilient Hong Kong as well as a water-energy-climate nexus project to fast-track decabonisation by leveraging water risks to strand coal-fired power assets in Asia. Ronald is also one of the main editors of CWR’s monthly newsletter and helps manage and expand our network of contributors.
Prior to joining CWR, Ronald focused on market and competitor research in a property conglomerate, as well as conducted country research and co-published geopolitical analysis with his professor in CUHK. He hopes to leverage his experiences as a debate team captain in the University of Hong Kong (where he obtained a Bachelor in Accounting & Finance) to raise public awareness towards climate change in Hong Kong.
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