Head of Risk Valuation, China Water Risk
Hubert Thieriot leads China Water Risk’s work on water risk valuation for industries in China, as well as CWR’s research on water and energy challenges.
Prior to joining CWR, Hubert spent several years in Beijing working on low-carbon development policies at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. In a previous life, Hubert researched and lectured on energy in European and Chinese institutions, including Mines ParisTech, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
He holds various degrees in mechanical engineering, philosophy and public policy.
Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center
Jennifer Turner has been the director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center for 18 years where she creates meetings, exchanges and publications focusing on a variety of energy and environmental challenges facing China, particularly on water, energy and green civil society issues.
She leads the Wilson Center’s Global Choke Point Initiative, which together with Circle of Blue, has produced multimedia reports, films, and convening on water-energy-food confrontations in China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and the United States.
She received a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Comparative Politics in 1997 from Indiana University, Bloomington. Her dissertation examined local government innovation in implementing water policies in China.
Founder, F2N Market
F2N MARKET is a community of local people in Beijing who are passionate about making nourishing food, supporting sustainable agriculture and continuing handmade traditions. Together, they strive to create a local movement that educates the public about sustainable eating and builds trust between consumers and producers in Beijing and throughout China.
F2N MARKET’s founder, Erica Huang, was born in Taiwan and raised in the U.S. After moving to Beijing for work, she developed severe skin issues and on a quest for clean eating in China, she started Farm to Neighbors, a mini-farmers’ market, in July 2014 in a friend’s hutong bar. The first market featured an organic vegetable farm, a pasture-raised pig and chicken farm, a cheese maker, a Tibetan yak yogurt maker and a handmade rice wine maker. Slowly, the market gained support and many more hand-selected, local vendors began to join.
Farm to Neighbors farmers’ market, now known as F2N MARKET has become the go-to place to discover quality food and ingredients and local handcraft talents in Beijing. Their weekly market takes place on Saturday & Sunday at The Grand Summit in Liangmaqiao, and features more than 45 local vendors.
Director, Low Carbon Economic Growth Program
Energy Foundation China
Ms. Liu Shuang is the Director of the Low Carbon Economic Growth Program at Energy Foundation China. She develops and implements strategies on mainstreaming green economic growth, increasing carbon emission ambition, enhancing pricing, taxation and other market-based instruments, and promoting climate and green finance.
Prior to joining Energy Foundation China, Ms. Liu worked at environmental consulting firms, where she conducted due diligence and developed climate and environmental strategies for public and private companies. She also worked at Greenpeace East Asia, leading its True Cost of Coal campaign and communications, as well as other climate and energy policies.
Ms. Liu Shuang holds a MSC in Environmental Economics from University College London and a BA in Economics from Peking University.
Eric Wu has had five years of work experience at top international organizations, leading research institutes and government agencies in both the U.S. and China. He is a key founder of KEDAO, a global network of young professionals who inspire to address pressing and complex sustainable development issues in China by leveraging various resources.
解洪兴 tonny xie
Director, ICCS / BCAA Secretariat
MPhil, BEng, CEM
With a Bachelor degree in environmental engineering, Mr. XIE obtained a degree of Master of Philosophy in sustainable development at University of Cambridge with a full scholarship from the British Chevening Program. Mr. XIE is a certified energy manager (CEM) by the Association of Energy Engineers of the US, and is also a certified auditor for both ISO14001 and cleaner production.
Mr. Xie is the director and founder of a leading Chinese environmental think-tank, Innovation Center for Clean-air Solutions (ICCS). Mr. Xie is also the director-general of Bluetech Clean Air Alliance (BCAA), a non-profit organization evolved from the Clean Air Aliance of China (CAAC). ICCS works with the alliance members and partners to provide integrated technical support on clean air policy making and implementation, cleantech assessment, demonstration & promotion, and innovative investment. Before joining in ICCS, Mr. Xie served varied posts, including senior consultant, technical director, program manager, at environmental consultancies and development agencies in the field of environmental protection and curbing climate change.
Head of Sustainable Finance, Greenpeace East Asia
Calvin Quek is head of Greenpeace East Asia’s Sustainable Finance Program and leads its engagement of the financial community. Calvin is also a Visiting Fellow at the Tsinghua University Finance and Development Center, focusing on green finance development in developing countries.
In the past, Calvin served on the Board of the China Carbon Forum, and was the first Executive Director of the Beijing Energy Network. Prior to coming to China, Calvin worked at Citigroup for close to a decade, with the investment research team in Singapore. Calvin has an MBA from Peking University, and an MSc in Wealth Management from Singapore Management University.
Irene Xiangying Shi
Manager, Nature Watch Program, Shan Shui Conservation Center
Xiangying Shi is the Manager of the Nature Watch Program at Shan Shui Conservation Center in China. Shan Shui Conservation Center is a local Non-Profit Organization engaged in Wildlife and Ecosystem conservation in China.
Before joining Shan Shui, Xiangying finished her master's in Environmental Economics at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. China Nature Watch Program aims to provide wildlife observation and conservation through citizen science in China, and to build a network to share biodiversity information.
Please visit “chinanaturewatch.org” for further information, or search “自然观察” in the app store for the mobile application.
Project Manager, German Energy Transition Expertise, GIZ
Anders Hove is Project Manager at GIZ for the BMWi-funded project German Energy Transition Expertise for China. He has worked in Beijing since 2010 and has more than 18 years of public and private sector experience related to energy policy and markets, including nine years on Wall Street and four years in China.
He began his career as an energy policy analyst with the Rand Corporation in Washington, DC, then performed equity research in the electric utilities and oil services sectors with Deutsche Bank AG and Jefferies and Co. In 2007, at the initial stages of the solar boom, Anders worked for a hedge fund making private equity investments in clean energy technologies and projects, particularly solar. In 2010, Anders relocated to Beijing, where he became director of research analytics at the China Greentech Initiative. In 2012, Anders went to Azure International where he managed the Cleantech Advisory team, working on advisory projects focused on energy storage, solar, wind and smart grid technologies. From 2014 to 2017 he was Associate Director for China Research at the Paulson Institute, where he guided the Institute’s research related to China air quality and climate change, and developed insights related to policy, market and technology solutions.
Hove has both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from MIT, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is the author of numerous reports and articles related to the energy sector in China.
Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project
Christopher A. James advises regulators, advocates, and businesses on how to reduce greenhouse gas, criteria, and toxic pollutants to meet existing and new air standards, improve water quality, and protect consumers. His projects span the areas of air quality, energy efficiency, distributed resources, demand response, and linking energy and the environment in air quality and energy planning processes. Recent projects include working with national- and provincial-level air agencies in China to develop plans to implement the State Council requirements to improve ambient air quality 25 percent by 2017, working with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state air regulators to develop strategies to reduce greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions from the power sector, and working with the City of Krakow and the Malapolska Region in Poland to develop an air quality plan that will meet European pollution standards.
Mr. James has 30 years of experience working in air quality, covering nearly every facet of this topic, from developing ambient monitoring networks, emissions inventories, and control measures, to implementing and enforcing such measures. He champions multi-pollutant air quality planning and qualifying energy efficiency as both a reliability resource and an air quality control measure.
Prior to joining RAP, Mr. James was director of air planning and manager of climate change and energy programs for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), where he served as staff lead for the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Mr. James was also the DEP representative to the Connecticut Energy Conservation Management Board, which provided advice and oversight for utility energy efficiency programs.
Mr. James also worked in the Seattle regional office of the EPA, where he received two “gold medals” for his work to enforce air quality regulations. At one point, he had one-third of all such cases in the United States. Mr. James also worked in the private sector for Synapse Energy Economics and for consultants to the utility and biomass energy industries.
He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a master’s in environmental studies from Brown University, where his thesis focused on mercury emissions from biomedical waste incinerators.
Director, Global Initiative for Distributed and Local Energy
Eric Martinot is director of the Global Initiative for Distributed and Local Energy. He is also professor of management and economics at the Beijing Institute of Technology, senior fellow with the World Resources Institute China, senior fellow with the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, and visiting fellow with the California Public Utilities Commission. He is based in Beijing and also spends parts of the year in San Francisco. He has written over 70 publications on sustainable energy, including the 2013 REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report, and the REN21 Renewables Global Status Report (2005–2010), a highly regarded annual compilation of progress with renewable energy worldwide.
You can learn more about Eric and his work on his website, at http://www.martinot.info/index.htm
Dr. Peng Kui
Manager, Ecosystem Conservation & Community Development
Global Environment Institute
Peng Kui, Ph.D., is the manager for Global Environment Institute (GEI)’s Ecosystem Conservation & Community Development Program. Currently, the team is conducting the groundbreaking research and pilot projects for community agreement protection, ecosystem-service-oriented economic development and national park system in the western regions of China such as Sanjiangyuan, Ningxia, Sichuan and Inner Mongolia, and Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries.
He received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Sichuan Agricultural University in 1998 and a master’s degree in agronomy from the Chengdu Institute of Mountain Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001. He earned his PhD degree in ecology from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2005, and conducted postdoctoral research in landscape ecology at the University of Maryland in the United States. In 2007, he returned to China to enter full-time teaching and research work in the Department of Ecology, University of Science and Technology Beijing. In 2013, he made the transition to the non-profit sector and joined GEI.
Dr. Peng has extensive experience in ecological and environmental science, regional sustainable development planning, GIS and remote sensing applications and other aspects of specialized research. Eager to share insight and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders, Dr. Peng served as an assistant researcher at the University of Maryland, Berkshire, technical consultant of the United States Global Mining Survey Operations Center, Associate Professor and other professional positions of Beijing University of Science and Technology. Widely published, Dr. Peng has participated in the preparation of 3 monographs, published more than 20 academic papers in China and abroad, including 10 theses for SCI and EI.
Under his leadership, GEI’s conservation work has won the Ford Motor Environmental Awards 2008 and 2013, the 2008 World Bank China Development Market Lenovo Innovation Award and the 2017 SEE Ecology Award. He has spoken at World Bank, Woodrow Wilson Center, Conservation International, Yale University, and other world-class institutions.
Research Fellow, Conservation X Labs
Elizabeth is currently a Research Fellow with Conservation X Labs, an organization dedicated to harnessing open innovation to prevent human-induced extinction. Prior to CXL she was a Program Associate in the Science and Technology Innovation Program with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and conducted original research, hosted strategic workshops and conducted outreach to support citizen science and crowdsourcing in the U.S., Europe and China. Her research and programmatic interests are citizen science, civic participation, crowdsourcing, inter-cultural communications, environmental peace-building, resilience, design, technology and innovation.
Elizabeth completed a dual-degree M.S. in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chiapas, Mexico, and a B.A. in Religious Studies and Environmental Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her thesis work studied the application of a mobile data collection system for community based natural resource monitoring and carbon accounting on coffee farms buffering El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve in the Sierra Madre, Chiapas.
Sustainable Commodity Trade Program Manager, Solidaridad Network
Isabel Nepstad is the Program Manager for Solidaridad China’s Sustainable Commodity Trade program. Her team works directly with China’s soy and palm oil industry actors to develop consensus and find solutions for sustainability. The aim of the program is to encourage Chinese agri-commodity traders to transition from business-as-usual to sustainable climate-resilient businesses, starting with the elimination of deforestation from supply chains.
Isabel grew up in the Amazonian region of Brazil, having graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Politics, and studied Chinese Language and Economics at Beijing Foreign Studies University and Yunnan University. Isabel has worked for agriculture-related NGOs in Brazil and China.
PhD Candidate, University of Hong Kong
Ma Rongzhen is a former public interest lawyer on the legal advocacy team at Friends of Nature, which is one of China's oldest and largest grassroots environmental NGO. Rongzhen joined Friends of Nature after graduating from Peking University. She is now pursuing her PhD in Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong.
Deputy Bureau Chief, Financial Times
Lucy Hornby is the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Financial Times in Beijing, where she covers politics, the economy and the environment. Prior to FT, Lucy began reporting on energy markets in Southeast Asia and Latin America, before joining Reuters in Shanghai.
Chief Scientist, College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University
Prof. John C. Moore, British, Chief Scientist, GCESS, Beijing Normal University & Research Professor at University of Lapland, Finland
Member Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
Chinese Academy of Sciences Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences
Guest professor, Polar Research Institute of China.
Awarded China Friendship medal 2014.
China "1000 talent" awardee 2010.
Chief scientist on 2007-2009 International Polar Year project: Kinnvika.
Member of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) advisory panel on Geoengineering. Steering committee member World Climate Research Program (WCRP), Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP).
Finnish representative on International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) Glaciology Network.
Member/leader of 6 Antarctic, 4 Greenland and 20 Svalbard expeditions.
Authored 190 SCI articles ~10000 citations, H-index=47
Research Activities: Geoengineering. Sea level rise prediction. Earth System Models. Atlantic hurricanes. Advanced computer modelling ice sheet dynamics.
Read more at John's website.
Read a general article on
glacio-geoengineering at Nature,
with audio clip.
China Project Coordinator, Cities Development Initiative for Asia, GIZ
Chenzi is currently working on an urban infrastructure project preparation program where she coordinate and manage its activities in China. Prior to this, she has worked as an urban policy research analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in Beijing and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, covering topics such as land use efficiency, non-motorized transport, and financing green urban infrastructure, among others.
She holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Sciences Po Paris and a bachelor’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.
Research Director, Energy Innovation
Chris Busch is Energy Innovation’s Research Director. He leads the firm’s California climate policy and urban sustainability programs.
In California, Chris works to spread awareness of the state’s achievement of strong economic growth with steadily reducing emissions. As much as the first phase of California’s decarbonization has been a striking success, serious work remains ahead to hit the state’s ambitious 2030 emissions reduction target, and the bulk of his time involves original policy analysis on effective policy design.
His recent research shed light on the surplus of tradable permits under the cap-and-trade program linking California, Ontario, and Quebec under the Western Climate Initiative. Chris’ current work focuses on developing a California-version of EI’s Energy Policy Simulator.
For urban sustainability, Chris contributed to the 12 Green Guidelines for China Development Bank Capital, which served as an input to the recently released Emerald Cities guidebook, a deepening of EI’s efforts to provide specific design guidance for sustainable urbanization in China.
Prior to Energy Innovation, Chris was Policy Director for the BlueGreen Alliance, where he testified before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Power and Energy Subcommittee, and was appointed to California’s Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee. Chris served as a Climate Economist for the Union of Concerned Scientists and as a Senior Research Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Chris holds a PhD in environmental economics from the University of California, Berkeley and has published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Electricity Journal, Energy Policy, and Land Economics.
To learn more about Chris's work, check out the following reading:
An Introduction to Cap-and-Trade Policy, Environmental Defense Fund
Emission Trading in Practice, World Bank
Overview of California Cap-and-Trade Program (pre-AB 398), California Air Resources Board
Statement on Passage of AB 398, California Governor Jerry Brown’s Office
California’s Cap-and-Trade Compromise Is a Big Step Forward, Chris Busch/Energy Innovation
Recalibrating Cap-and-Trade to Account for Oversupply, Chris Busch/Energy Innovation
Proposed Strategy for Achieving California’s 2030 GHG Target, California Air Resources Board
Executive Secretary of Program Development, GEI
Ms. Ji Lin, Lin JI is the Executive Secretary of the Program Development Office at Global Environmental Institute (GEI). She works alongside the Executive Director in designing and implementing the vision and direction of the organization. She manages partnerships and oversees internal programs to achieve the organization’s sustainable development goals in China and abroad.
Prior to joining GEI, Lin worked as a Community Development Specialist for Health Poverty Action, a UK-based NGO, in northern Shan State of Myanmar. From 2007 to 2009, she was the Supply Chain Coordinator at Carrefour Global Sourcing Asia Headquarters. Lin received an M.A. in international development from the School of International Service at American University.
International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation
Charlotte King is a communications specialist working for the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation, an intergovernmental organisation based in Beijing.
She has an MSc in Global Energy and Climate Policy, and has previously worked for Adapting to Climate Change in China, the largest risk-based climate adaptation project of its kind.
Researcher, International Council on Clean Transportation
Hongyang Cui is a researcher with the ICCT’s China team. His work involves research within the Clean Air Program and other China-related projects, with expertise in emission modeling and air quality analysis.
Before joining the ICCT, Hongyang interned at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy, focusing on the low-carbon development of Chinese cities.
He holds a B.Eng. in Vehicle Engineering from Tsinghua University and is earning a M.S. in Atmospheric Science from Tsinghua University, with a focus on clean air policy.
Songqiao Yao is the founder of WildBound, an innovative environmental education venture based in China that brings young adults on expeditions to different ecosystems around the globe. She was the first Chinese participant and faculty member of Homeward Bound, the largest ever all female expedition to Antarctica to raise awareness of women's leadership in science.
Prior to founding Wildbound, Songqiao has gained her interdisciplinary and cross-cultural experience as a researcher, activist and entrepreneur working on global issues such as food, water and climate change. She started actively campaigning on environmental justice and climate change as a researcher and youth delegate at UN climate change conferences in 2010. In 2012, she helped build the environmental NGO International Rivers’ China office and strengthened its program on river protection in China through extensive field research and policy publications. Her ethnographic research along the Nu/Salween river has won a National Geographic Global Explorer grant. Songqiao has also founded two healthy food brands and has consulted for projects on agriculture and private sector development in Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
Songqiao received her Mphil in Geography from Cambridge under a Gates Scholarship, and her MBA from Oxford under a Skoll Scholarship.
Program Head, innovative Green Development Program
Dr. Yang Li serves as Program Head and Senior Analyst at innovative Green Development Program (iGDP). She is primarily responsible for research in the economic analysis of energy. She received her Ph.D. in Population, Resources and Environmental Economics from the School of Environment at Renmin University of China in 2014.
Senior Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace East Asia
Zhou Wei, Senior Oceans campaigner from Greenpeace East Asia Beijing office, leader of the trash fish report project. Zhou Wei has over 5 years of experience on oceans and fishery related work. She is mainly working on sustainable fisheries and marine biodiversity protection.
She is continuing work on improving China's fisheries policies, on China's domestic over fishing problems (the
"trash fish" problem), on combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) in China's distant water fisheries, and on Antarctic ocean protection.
Former Oceans Campaigner, Greenpeace East Asia
Zoe Yang was a team member of the Trash Fish investigation project, taking the lead on fishery management policy review, aquaculture studies and policy recommendations. Almost 3 years at Greenpeace also involved a special focus on sustainable seafood consumption, in which Zoe helped produce the first Seafood Guideby Greenpeace in mainland China in 2016.
She is currently working with a start-up specializing on providing comprehensive electric vehicle charging solutions for global charging point operators, continuing to collaborate on market research with international organizations including IEA, DENA, etc.
Chen Liwen is a master of returns. She has been chasing garbage trucks for 8 years. Since 2009, Chen Liwen has been in hot pursuit of garbage. In order to promote trash sorting, she has been to waste incineration plants in many parts of the country. She has also sent notices to provincial and municipal environmental protection bureaus. She does not think that the slow progress of garbage classification is a problem of "quality" within populations: “Quality is the result of education, and we have never completed profound environmental education.” This is a "garbage classification education" person with her own dreams.
CHEN Liwen is an environmental practitioner from China. After studying abroad, she returned to China and started her waste management project in Chinese villages, where she helped to build the sustainable waste management systems.
Project Manager, Green Supply Chain, IPE
DING Shanshan, Project Manager of Green Supply Chain at Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE). Founded in 2006, IPE is committed to promoting governmental and corporate environmental information disclosure in China. in 2014, IPE jointly developed the Corporate Information Disclosure Index (CITI) with National The Natural Resources Defense Council, and has been working with more than 50 brands in greening their supply chain in China.
Senior Global Policy Adviser, Greenpeace
Li Shuo is a Senior Global Policy Advisor at Greenpeace China. He advices the organization in a wide range of areas including air pollution, water scarcity, marine conservation, and climate change.
Internationally, Li Shuo coordinates Greenpeace's engagement with the UN climate negotiations (UNFCCC). Li Shuo is German Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. He studied International Law and US-China relations at Nanjing University and the Hopkins Nanjing Center.
See some of Li's comments here:
Follow him on Twitter @LiShuo_GP
Founder, THE BULK HOUSE
Yu Yuan (Carrie) has become an advocate of the zero waste lifestyle. It originated from reading and learning about Bea Johnson, which resulted in small changes in Carrie's daily life and then led Carrie on to quit her job and start China's 1st social enterprise that focuses on zero waste.
Learning about the principles of zero waste, Carrie took the 5 R's and added in 1 extra, "Repair". THE BULK HOUSE's 6 R's: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rot set the theme for their content, activities and workshops and for establishing a strong collection of zero waste products to make the zero waste lifestyle convenient for all.
Executive Editor, chinadialogue
Sam Geall is Executive Editor of chinadialogue.net, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, and Associate Faculty at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex. Sam was formerly Departmental Lecturer in Human Geography of China at the University of Oxford.
He has a PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Manchester, a BA in Modern Chinese Studies from University of Leeds and was a Kennedy scholar at Harvard University. His research focuses on low-carbon innovation, environmental governance, media and civil society in China. He edited China and the Environment: The Green Revolution (Zed Books, 2013).
Senior Project Director, Food and Agriculture, Greenpeace East Asia
Wang Jing is the Director of the Food and Agriculture Program at Greenpeace East Asia. She is rooted in environmental protection and ecological agriculture circles, engaged in food safety research, an advocate for the development of modern ecological agriculture in China, and aims to provide people with adequate, safe and healthy food.
Since April 2011, she has written and published a number of research reports that provide insights into the environmental, economic, and public welfare impacts of chemical agriculture.
She is active in the front line of ecological agriculture, and has traveled all over the country to investigate the cultivation process of rice, tea, Chinese herbal medicines, vegetables and other crops, and she cooperates deeply with farmers and cooperatives engaged in ecological planting.
Wang Jing’s other identity is a senior eco-food expert. She promotes the concept of eco-agriculture and environmental protection to the general public through media, columns and institutional activities, combined with recommended ecological ingredients.
China Program Director, International Rivers
Stephanie has managed programs for Chinese and international environmental NGOs in Beijing and in Geneva since 2005. Her professional and educational specialization on China is driven by a conviction of this country’s importance on the global stage.
After having lived and worked in China for 8 years, Stephanie is now based in Costa Rica where she consults for organizations that seek to influence the environmental and social footprint of projects that are financed or built by Chinese entities.
She welcomes you to reach out on LinkedIn :)
Shi Yi is a journalist at the Paper, a Chinese online media based in Shanghai. She reports various environmental issues including wildlife crime, biodiversity, and climate change. She won the 'Best Journalist' award at China Dialogue’s 2016 Environmental Press Awards.