APCEL - Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law

APCEL Post-Doctoral Fellow

Fang Meng (Mandy)
Post-Doctoral Fellow








Mandy holds a PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, LLM from University College London, Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Chongqing University.

Her thesis “Green Economy: Renewable Energy Support Measures and WTO Rules” analysed the interactions between green economy policies, mainly in the form of government support in the renewable energy sector, and WTO rules. Mandy advanced some significant legal policy recommendations to improve the WTO-compatibility of green economy measures, which are very timely in the current global trade climate.

Research Interests

» International Economic Law
» International environmental law
» Climate change law
» International energy law


Representative publications:

» 'Shades of Green: Mapping the Parameters of the GATT Article III:8(a) Government Procurement Derogation in the Renewable Energy Transition' (2019) Journal of World Investment and Trade (forthcoming)
» 'The Rise of Trade Remedies on Renewable Energy Sector and the Need of a Bilateral Agreement between the EU and China' in Peter Hefele, Michael Palocz-Andresen and Maximilian Rech (eds) Climate and Energy Protection in the EU and China (Springer Verlag Germany, 2018)
» 'Analysis of Panel Report, Indonesia — Importation of Horticultural Products, Animals and Animal Products' in Jan Wouters and Geert Van Calster (eds) Oxford Reports on International Trade Decisions (Oxford University Press, 2018)
» 'The Contribution of State-Owned Enterprises to Climate Change Mitigation in China' (2017) 7 Climate Law 97-124 (with Benoit Mayer and Mikko Rajavuori)