I am an Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. My research interests are on sustainable development with focus on rapid mitigation of climate change and accelerating sustainable and just energy transitions. I am the sole author of more than thirty journal articles on these topics and four books on climate action and energy transition, including Covid and Climate Emergencies in the Majority World (Cambridge University Press, 2022). I am an associate editor of Energy Research & Social Science journal and had served as a consultant on energy issues for the United Nations, Oxfam, and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. I was a Rachel Carson Fellow, and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and was interviewed by Fortune, Al Jazeera, and ABS-CBN News, among other news outlets on climate and energy issues. I received my PhD from the University of New South Wales Sydney.