Dr Aslam’s areas of expertise include natural resource management, ecosystem services assessment and valuations, energy, climate change, water resource management and governance and public-private partnerships. She conducts evidence-based analyses of policy and strategies in energy sector, including on issues of climate change, sustainable models for rural electrification, renewable energy and energy efficiency. At China Study Center, her work focuses on mainstreaming environmental and climate change aspects of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Using her theoretical and practical expertise in research, she provides technical, operational and administrative assistance to the government in developing and implementing CPEC-related projects. Dr Aslam did her PhD in ecology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and obtained her master’s degree in environmental engineering and sciences from Beijing Institute of technology, China.