Chunyu Pan

PhD Student 2022-

Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia
2401-2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4

Research Interests

My research interests are the global carbon market, forestry and bamboo carbon offset projects, and their relationships with climate change. I graduated with a BSc of Science, majoring in Environmental Sciences, from UBC. I started to work with Dr. Guangyu Wang in the fourth year of my bachelor’s. We worked on the potential linkage of global carbon markets, especially linking with China National ETS, based on the experts’ insights and experience. We also investigated the barriers and challenges for developing carbon forestry projects based on a systematic review and sought solutions based on globally-renowned offset standards. My current research focuses on the additionality and effectiveness of forestry carbon offset projects, with a particular focus on applying this knowledge to China. Additionally, I will investigate a valid, credible, and internationally recognized carbon accounting methodology for bamboo forest carbon offset projects.


Pan, C., Li, C., An, A., Deng, G., Lin, J. K., He, J., … & Wang, G. (2023). Canada’s Green Gold: Unveiling Challenges, Opportunities, and Pathways for Sustainable Forestry Offsets. Forests, 14(11), 2206.

Pan, C., Chen, J., Shrestha, A., Kozak, R. A., Zhou, G., Li, N., … & Wang, G. (2023). Bamboo as a Nature-based Solution (NbS) for Climate Change Mitigation: Biomass, Products, and Carbon Credits. Climate, 11(9), 175.

Pan, C., Shrestha, A., Innes, J. L., Zhou, G., Li, N., Li, J., … & Wang, G. (2022). Key Challenges and Approaches to Addressing Barriers in Forest Carbon Offset Projects. Journal of Forestry Research33(4), 1109-1122.

Pan, C., Shrestha, A. K., Wang, G., Innes, J. L., Wang, K. X., Li, N., … & Niles, J. O. (2021). A Linkage Framework for the China National Emission Trading System (CETS): Insight from Key Global Carbon Markets. Sustainability13(13), 7459.