Xianli Zhu´s work focuses on analysing and designing enabling policies and programmes for energy efficiency improvement and climate change mitigation. Her work focus has shifted to energy efficiency since 2015. Currently, she works on improving the transparency of climate actions in China, the monitoring, reporting and verification of district energy projects, as well as efficient cooling. She has coordinated the preparation of multiple reports and publications on best practices for energy efficiency improvement in different sectors and countries, high-impact opportunities for energy efficiency, as well as policies and potential for energy efficiency improvement in Africa. Xianli holds a PhD in Economics, and she has been working at UNEP DTU Partnership since 2006, first as an economist and then as a senior researcher.