David Vance Wagner is Senior Researcher and China Co-Lead at the International Council on Clean Transportation. His work focuses on providing technical and regulatory support to Chinese policymakers to reduce the air pollution impacts of motor vehicles. Now based in the United States, Wagner previously lived in Beijing for nearly seven years, during which time he served as the first and only foreigner at China’s national vehicle emission policy research center under the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Wagner has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters in Environmental Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University.

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02.27.14

How Responsible Are Americans for China’s Pollution Problem?

David Vance Wagner, Alex Wang & more
David Vance Wagner: China’s latest “airpocalypse” has again sent air pollution in Beijing soaring to hazardous levels for days straight. Though the Chinese government has made admirable progress recently at confronting the long-term air pollution...