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Phillip M. Hannam, Science, Technology and Environmental Policy

Phil Hannam

Phil Hannam is a PhD candidate in the Science, Technology & Environmental Policy program at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. In Spring 2015 Phil was a research scholar at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi, India. A mechanical engineer who jumped into the world of game theory and international politics, Phil’s dissertation examines China’s growing involvement in the power sectors of developing countries (particularly coal finance in Asia), and implications for climate change policy and global energy governance. From 2009-2011, Phil studied energy policy as a Chinese Government Scholar in Shanghai. Phil has worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Beijing office, the U.N. Environment Program’s South-South Cooperation Unit in Nairobi, the Joint Global Change Research Institute in Maryland, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC. He has his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Masters degree from Tongji University, China.

Relevant Publications

Hannam, P., Liao, Z., Davis. S. & Oppenheimer, M. (2015) “Developing country finance in a post-2020 global climate agreement” Nature Climate Change, 5(11), pp.983-987.

Hannam, P., Vasconcelos, V., Levin, S. & Pacheco, J. (September 2015) “Incomplete cooperation and co-benefits: Deepening climate cooperation with a proliferation of small agreements” Climatic Change, pp.1-15: DOI 10.1007/s10584-015-1511-2.

Hannam, P. (2015) “Will China’s Coal Boom Continue in India?” India in Transition. Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania.  Re-published by The Hindu: Business Line. URL:

Hannam, P., Kyle, P. & Smith, S. (2009). “Global Deployment of Geothermal Energy Using a New Characterization in GCAM 1.0”.  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Richmond, WA, PNNL-19231. URL: