Feng Hu

Feng is a PlanAdapt Fellow, based in Hong Kong.

Feng is an environmental practitioner with over 11 years of experience in climate change, water risks and sustainable finance, including extensive on-site project experiences across Asia and Africa. He is passionate about climate and water issues, especially the nexus between these risks and economic development. He is interested in solutions that bridge science, policy and finance to promote holistic decision making and to move towards a sustainable and resilient economy.

Feng currently works as Sustainable Finance Research Manager APAC at V.E, an ESG research and rating agency. Prior to V.E, Feng led water-nomics work at CWR (China Water Risk), an initiative specialised in water and climate risks analysis. He was the lead author of CWR’s landmark report “No Water, No Growth: Does Asia Have Enough Water To Develop?”(https://www.chinawaterrisk.org/resources/analysis-reviews/no-water-no-growth-does-asia-have-enough-water-to-develop/), which highlights the importance of managing climate and water risks in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region for the people and economy in Asia. He initiated and led joint projects on the Yangzte River Economic Belt with the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China. He also researched and co-authored water risk reports commissioned by financial institutions on key sectors such as power, mining, agriculture, electronics, and textiles. Prior to CWR, Feng worked as a senior carbon auditor at TÜV Rheinland on climate change mitigation projects in developing countries, ranging from wind power, hydropower, solar PV, energy efficiency, to waste management.

Feng holds two master’s degrees, one in Finance (Economic Policy) from SOAS University of London and the other in Sustainable Resource Management from Technische Universität München, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Zhejiang University in China.