Yang Fuqiang is a Senior Adviser on Climate and Energy for the China Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. He has been involved in energy and environmental issues for more than three decades. From 2008 to 2010, Yang served as Director of Global Climate Solutions for World Wildlife Fund International. Prior to that, he spent eight years as the head of Energy Foundation China, which is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Yang received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from China’s Jilin University in 1977 and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University in 1991. He is based in Beijing.

Last Updated: November 22, 2016

China Rises to Challenge of Battling Climate Change

Wang Tao & Yang Fuqiang from Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
With the U.S. leadership role in the fight against climate change now being called into question, China has found itself in the unique position of being a global leader of the cause. In this podcast, nonresident Carnegie-Tsinghua scholar Wang Tao...

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