Lijian Zhao 

China Country Manager

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Lijian manages the Carbon Trust’s China office and oversees all of its activities in China, including energy efficiency, green finance, offshore wind, corporate advisory services, and product carbon footprinting.

Lijian joined the Carbon Trust from the Energy Foundation China, where he was the Director of the Environmental Management Program. Prior to this, he was a Program Officer for Environment at The Asia Foundation and Consultant/Auditor at Sinosphere. 

Lijian holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University (Sweden), University of Manchester (UK), and Central European University (Hungary). He holds a Bachelor of Philosophy from Peking University. He is a visiting scholar at China Energy Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2015), and a LEAD (Leadership for Environment and Development) Fellow (2006).