HU, Jianxin

HU, Jianxin

Department: Environmental Science
Research interests: Ozone Depleting Substances, Greenhouse Gases (HFCs) and Persistent Organic Pollutants; Strategies for implementing international environmental conventions
Tel/fax: +86-10-62756593


M.S., Chemistry, Department of Technical Physics, Peking University, 1986
B.S., Chemistry, Department of Technical Physics, Peking University, 1983


1986–Present, Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Centre for Environmental Sciences/ College of Environmental Sciences/College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
1993–1995, Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA


Undergraduate course: Global environmental changes


Source, emission, and management (technical and economic assessment of controlling) of Halocarbons including Ozone Depleting Substances and greenhouse gases (HFCs and PFCs ) which under the Montreal Protocol and Kyoto Protocol and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which under the Stockholm Convention.


1.Li, Jianhua Xu, Jianxin Hu, and Jiarui Han; Reducing nitrous oxide emissions to mitigate climate change and protect the ozone layer; Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es404728s (2014)

2. Jiarui Han, Li Li, Shenshen Su, Jing Wu, Xuekun Fang, Shenglan Jia, Jianbo Zhang, Jianxin Hu; Estimated HCFC-142b emissions in China: 2000–2050; Chin. Sci. Bull. DOI 10.1007/s11434-014-0337-z (2014)

3. 胡建信,方雪坤,吴婧,张剑波. 中国控制和管理氢氟碳化物的机遇与挑战[J]. 气候变化研究进展, 2014,V10(2): 142-148

[Hu Jianxin, Fang Xuekun, Wu Jing, Zhang Jianbo .Control and Management of HFCs in China: Opportunities and Challenges[J]. Advances in Climate Change Research, 2014,V10(2): 142-148]

4. Xuekun Fang, Benjamin R. Miller, Shenshen Su, Jing Wu, Jianbo Zhang, and Jianxin Hu,Historical emissions of HFC-23 (CHF3) in China and projections upon policy options by 2050, DOI: 10.1021/es404995f (2014)

5. Jing Wu, Jonathan W. Martin, Zihan Zhai, Keding Lu, Li Li, Xuekun Fang, Hangbiao Jin, Jianxin Hu, and Jianbo Zhang, Airborne Trifluoroacetic Acid and Its Fraction from the Degradation of HFC-134a in Beijing, China, (2014)

6. Yian Dong, Li Li, Pengju Bie, Shenglan Jia, Qiang Wang, Zhi Huang, Xinghua Qiu, Jianbo Zhang, Jianxin Hu Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in farmland soils: Source characterization, deposition contribution and apportionment. Science of the Total Environment 466–467 (2014) 524–532

7. Jing Wu, Xuekun Fang, Jonathan W. Martin, Zihan Zhai, Shenshen Su, Xia Hu, Jiarui Han, Sihua Lu, Chen Wang, Jianbo Zhang, Jianxin Hu, Estimated emissions of chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and hydrofluorocarbons based on an interspecies correlation method in the Pearl River Delta region, China, Science of the Total Environment 470–471 (2014) 829–834

8. Qiang Wang, Lijuan Zhao, Xuekun Fang, Jianhua Xu, Yifan Li, Yehong Shi, Jianxin Hu, Gridded usage inventories of chlordane in China, Front. Environ. Sci. Eng. (2013), 7(1): 10–18

9. Jing Wu, Xuekun Fang, Wanyun Xu, Dan Wan, Yehong Shi, Shenshen Su, Jianxin Hu, Jianbo Zhang, Chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and hydrofluorocarbons in the atmosphere of four Chinese cities,Atmospheric Environment 75 (2013) 83-91

10. Xuekun Fang, Xia Hu, Greet Janssens-Maenhout, Jing Wu, Jiarui Han, Shenshen Su, Jianbo Zhang, and Jianxin Hu, Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) emission estimates for China: an inventory for 1990–2010 and a projection to 2020, Environ. Sci. Technol., (2013), 47, 38483855

11. 刘建国, 李力, 胡建信,高关注物质(SVHCs): 中国化学品风险管理体制、能力和基础研究挑战,科学通报,2013 9, 58, 26

12. Xuekun Fang, Jing Wu, Shenshen Su, Jiarui Han, Yusheng Wu, Yehong Shi, Dan Wan, Xuezhi Sun, Jianbo Zhang, Jianxin Hu Estimates of major anthropogenic halocarbon emissions from China based on interspecies correlationsAtmospheric Environment 62 (2012) 26-33

13. Xuekun Fang, Jing Wu, Jianhua Xu, Daikuan Huang, Yehong Shi, Dan Wan, Hai Wu, Min Shao, Jianxin Hu*Ambient mixing ratios of chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons in 46 Chinese citiesAtmospheric Environment 54 (2012) 387-392

14. WANG Qiang, SHI YeHong, HU JianXin*, YAO ZiWei, FANG XueKun & DONG YiAn, Determination of dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls in soil and moss from Fildes Peninsula, Antarctica, Environmental Chemistry, (2012) Vol.57 No.9: 992-996

15. Hongliang JIA, Liyan LIU, Yeqing SUN, Daoji CAI, Jianxin HU, Nanqi REN, Yifan LIEndosulfan in the Chinese environment: monitoring and modeling Front. Environ. Sci. Engin. 2012, 6(1): 3244 DOI 10.1007/s11783-011-0375-6

16. Lai Zhang, Jianguo Liu,*, Jianxin Hu, Chao Liu, Weiguang Guo, Qiang Wang, Hong Wang, The inventory of sources, environmental releases and risk assessment for perfluorooctane sulfonate in China, Environmental Pollution 165 (2012) 193-198

17. Tingting Wan, Yanwei Dou, Lei Wang, Lirong Yang, Xiaofang Zhou, Dan Wan, Jianxin Hu, Environmental Benefits for Phase-Out HCFC-22 in the Residential Air-Conditioner Sector in China, ADVANCES IN CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH 2(2): 86–92, 2011 DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1248.2011.00086

18. 胡建信 廖虹云 韩文亚 丁琼,新增POPs及其控制对策,环境保护,2011

19. Jianxin Hu, Dan Wan, Chunmei Li, Jianbo Zhang, Xu Yi, Forecast of Consumption and Emission of HFC-134a Used in the Mobile Air-conditioner Sector in China, ADVANCES IN CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH 1(1): 20-26, 2010 DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1248.2010.00020

20. Xinghua Qiu, Tong Zhu, Jianxin Hu, Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and other flame retardants in the atmosphere and water from Taihu Lake, East China Chemosphere, Volume 80, Issue 10, August 2010, Pages 1207-1212

21. 万婷婷 万丹 王雷 窦艳伟 孙学志 胡建信, 中国冰箱行业淘汰 CFCs 的环境效益分析,北京大学学报(自然科学版) , 2010

22. Dan Wan, Jianhua Xu, Jianbo Zhang, Xuanchang Tong, Jianxin Hu * , Historical and projected emissions of major halocarbons in China, Atmospheric Environment 43 (2009) 5822–5829


1. Jianxin Hu, Guotai Zhuan, etc., China’s National Plan for Implementation the Stockholm Convention on POPs, 2008, Publishers: No. 16 Guangqumen Avenue, Beijing Chongwen District. Total pages 134.


1. As one of team members, he was awarded the 2004 “Special Gold Award of Ozone Layer Protection contribution Award of China” by Chinese government (Chinese EPA);
2. Awarded United State EPA Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards for Leadership in ODS Phaseout in Developing Countries in 2005;
3. As one of leading authors for IPCC report, he received a copy of Nobel Peace Prize for IPCC Nobel Peace Prize and the letter from UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner for recognizing his contributing the IPCC.


During 2009-2013, he is the team lead for drafting China’s HCFCs phaseout management plan (HPMP) funded by Multilateral fund of UNEP; the Chinese HPMP which includes an integrated strategy, action plan, and policies framework based on scenario analysis was approved by Multilateral fund of UNEP with total funding 370 million US$ and more than 50000 tons consumption and 60000 tons production phaseout.

During 2007, as the team leader of domestic experts, cooperated with the international experts finished the report “Major Issues and Policy Framework for Environmentally Sound and Strategic Management of Chemicals in China” which is one of fundament reports for the Ministry of Environmental Protection to establish a chemical division in the beginning of 2009.

During 2004-2007, he was the team leader for the Sino-German project to develop long-term management strategy for controlling HCFCs in China that is one of the key supporting documents for the UN agreed with the accelerated phaseout schedule of HCFCs in 2007 during the 20 anniversary of Montreal Protocol for Protection Ozone Lay. 

During 2000-2003, as team leader finished the government project ”Strategy for protection the Ozone Layer”, as one of key recommendations, HFC-23 was identified as GHGs should be taken actions with international society.

He was the team leader for the project to develop China’s National Plan (NIP) for Implementation the Stockholm Convention on POPs that indorsed by the Chinese State Council in April 2007. The NIP was published in both Chinese and English and also submitted to the Conference of the Parties of Stockholm Convention.

During 2001-2004, as the team leader, he was in charged for developed the Strategy for Phaseout POPs Pesticides in China for Implementation the Stockholm Convention. The strategy is the first strategy for dealing with POPs controlling under the Stockholm Convention in China. The implementation of this strategy already bought on the elimination of production and consumption of all POPs Pesticides including DDT, chlordane, mirex and HCB in China by 2009.

During 1995-2004, as a team leader or a key expert, he contributed to drafting more than ten sector plans or strategies for phaseout ODS in China, such as Phaseout Plan for Halon in China Fire Fighting Sector, Sector Plan for Phaseout CFC Production in China, Sector Plan for Phaseout CFC-11 in China Foam Sector, Strategy for ODS Substitute Development in China, Updated Country Program for ODS Phaseout in China and so no. These sector plans were implemented and brought on elimination of 91,433 ODP-tonnes of production and 64,326 ODP-tonnes of consumption in China.

During 1993-1999, as a key member of the PKU team was responsible for the development of “Country Program for Phaseout ozone depletion substances (ODS) in China” (CP), it developed an integrated strategy, action plan, and policies framework. As the first CP for the Article (5) country, it was approved by the State Council of China and implemented formally in 1993, and since then serves as the guiding documents for China’s implementation of Montreal Protocol.