LEWI Research


Led by Dr. Kevin Lo, the Environment, Health and Sustainability Working Group aims to tackle environmental and sustainability challenges at regional and global scales, such as climate change, water scarcity, pollution, and biodiversity loss.


  • Global and regional environmental governance
  • Just transition
  • Eco-urbanism
  • Environmental health
  • Climate change and sustainability


  • Dr Kevin Lo, Hong Kong Baptist University




  • Professor Vanesa CASTAN BROTO, University of Sheffield
  • Professor GAO Xiang, Lanzhou University
  • Dr HAN Xiao, Hohai University
  • Dr LI He, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dr Kevin LO Tek-sheng, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Dr Sarah ROGERS, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Mark WANG, University of Melbourne
  • Professor ZHANG Pingyu, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Hossain, M. L., & LI, J. (2021). Disentangling the effects of climatic variability and climate extremes on the belowground biomass of C3- and C4-dominated grasslands across five ecoregions. Science of the Total Environment, 760, [143894]
Lai, Y., Li, Q., Li, J., Zhou, Q., Zhang, X., & Wu, G. (2021). Evolution of Frequency and Intensity of Concurrent Heavy Precipitation and Storm Surge at the Global Scale: Implications for Compound Floods. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9, [660359].
9 Hydrological drought measurement
Cui, A., LI, J., ZHOU, Q., Wu, G., & Li, Q. (2019). Hydrological drought measurement using GRACE terrestrial water storage anomaly.
Gao, X., Wang, K., LO, T. S. K., Wen, R., Mi, X., Liu, K., & Huang, X. (2021). An evaluation of coupling coordination between rural development and water environment in northwestern china. Land, 10(4), [405].
Yang, S., Wang, D., & Lo, K. (2021). An inverted-U relationship between house prices and migrant integration. Cities, 118, [103375]
8 Practicing policy mobility of payment for ecosystem services
Sheng, J., Han X. (2021). Practicing policy mobility of payment for ecosystem services through assemblage and performativity: Lessons from China's Xin'an River Basin Eco-compensation Pilot
Sheng, J., Qiu, W., Han, X. (2019). China’s PES-like horizontal eco-compensation program: Combining market-oriented mechanisms and government interventions
7 Vegetation responses to climate change in the Qilian Mountain Nature Reserve, Northwest China
Gao, X., Huang, X., Lo, K., Dang, Q., & Wen, R. (2021). Vegetation responses to climate change in the Qilian Mountain Nature Reserve, Northwest China.
Xiang, G. (2017). Urban Development with the Constraint of Water Resources
6 Urban health challenges Lessons from COVID19 responses
Ruszczyk H, Castán Broto V & McFarlane C (2022) Urban Health Challenges: Lessons from COVID-19 Responses. Geoforum.
Westman L & Castán Broto V (2022) Urban transformations to keep all the same : the power of ivy discourses. Antipode.
Castan Broto V & Westman L (2019) Urban Sustainability and Justice Just Sustainabilities and Environmental Planning. Zed Books Ltd..