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- International Fund for China’s Environment (IFCE)
- Center for US-China Technology, Innovation & Development (UCTID)
- Ying Zhang, Research Associate, Institute of Urban and Environmental Studies (IUES), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS); Senior Researcher, CASS Research Center for Sustainable Development (RCSD); Senior Researcher, CASS-CMA Joint Research Laboratory
- Ranping Song, Developing Country Climate Action Manager, World Resource Institute
- Zifei Yang, Researcher, Passenger Vehicle and China Programs, International Council on Clean Transportation
Ying Zhang’s research centers on sustainable development and climate change modeling studies, quantitative economics, low-carbon economic development, and environmental economics
Dr. Zhang gained her Ph. D degree in economics from the Institute of Quantitative Economics and Technical Economics at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her main research areas include sustainable development and climate change modeling studies, quantitative economics, low-carbon economic development, and environmental economics. Dr. Zhang Ying has been published more than 10 papers in “Finance and Economy”, “Quantitative and Technical Economics Research” and other academic journals. She has been involved in more than 20 research subjects. Some subjects relevant to the 2014 WWF-IFCE Climate Roundtable are: “Total Coal Consumption Control Programs and Policies”, Working Group II “total coal Control synergy”, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) funded project, 2013.12- date; “Climate Change Situation under Chinese Characters Conversion: Positioning, Adjustment and Negotiation Strategy”, Department of State project, 2013.7- date, etc.
Ranping Song manages the Developing Country Climate Action and World Resource Institute.
Working with the International Climate Action Initiative of WRI’s Global Climate Program, Ranping serves as the global focal point across WRI for work on Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and developing country actions. He engages with and coordinates teams across WRI on the full range of issues addressed in INDCs, including mitigation, adaptation and finance. He also coordinates with in-country climate team leads in WRI’s country offices and supports them on the development and implementation of climate strategies in developing countries. From 2012 to 2015, Ranping served as the Team Lead for China Climate Program, where he led the development and implementation of climate strategy in China. Before then, he served as an Associate and Program Manager for the GHG Protocol in China.Prior to joining WRI, Ranping was the China Campaign Manager for The Climate Group in Beijing. There he worked to engage companies and government agencies to promote climate friendly products in order to reduce carbon footprints. Before then, he worked for the United Nations Development Group in New York. Ranping has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University Wagner School of Public Service and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Lanzhou University.
Researcher, Passenger Vehicle and China Programs, International Council on Clean Transportation
Zifei Yang is a Researcher in the Passenger Vehicle and China Programs. At the ICCT, her work focuses on LDV and HDV fuel economy as well as air quality projects in China. She also works extensively on vehicle lightweighting technology. Ms. Yang holds a master’s degree of Public Administration from American University, and dual bachelor’s degrees in Public Administration and Economics from Xiamen University (China).
Funger Hall Room 108, G Street Northwest, Washington, DC