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Dr. Kevin Lo is Assistant Professor of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Acting Director of David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI), and Distinguished Overseas Professor at the Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Kevin is a political and urban geographer with expertise in the field of environmental governance in China. He has won several major competitive grants from the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, including the Early Career Scheme (ECS) and the General Research Fund (GRF), and has published in many leading journals, including Global Environmental ChangePolitical GeographyRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy PolicyEnergy for Sustainable DevelopmentEnvironmental Science & PolicyCitiesHabitat International, and Journal of Rural Studies. In 2017, he found the Journal of Asian Energy Studies, an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinary research on all aspects of energy studies in Asia. 

Research Interests

environmental governance, political geography, urban geography, political economy, China

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 10 Dec 2014


  • G Geography (General)
  • Political Geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Environmental Politics


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