ChinaFAQs Staff

Jonathan Moch is the Project Specialist for ChinaFAQs within WRI’s Climate and Energy Program. In this role, he works to facilitate a network of internationally renowned experts in answering critical questions about Chinese policy and action on energy and climate change. The ChinaFAQs website serves as a portal to credible, current information and academic research, and as a forum for dialogue between experts and the policy community.

Prior to arriving at WRI, Jonathan worked at Princeton University as a Research Associate in the Department of Geosciences. His research, which grew out of his senior thesis, focused on refining the models used to predict the response of methane emissions from arctic permafrost to climate change. During his summers, Jonathan worked at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and studied Mandarin at Beijing Normal University. Jonathan holds an AB from the Department of Geosciences and from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, with minors in Environmental Studies and Chinese Language and Culture.

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World Resources Institute
Jonathan.Moch@wri.org
(202)-729-7845

Christina DeConcini is WRI’s Director of Government Affairs. Christina has extensive experience in conducting advocacy, lobbying and legislative campaigns, as well as working with the media. Prior to joining WRI in September 2007, Christina spent 20 years advocating for the rights of immigrants and refugees, serving as the as the Director of Policy and Advocacy in several national organizations seeking to change federal immigration laws, provide representation to indigent immigrants and refugees and improve conditions of detention for immigrants. Christina has also represented numerous asylum seekers. Christina has written and spoken frequently on issues related to immigration and refugee policies, has taught immigration law, served on a number of boards and been recognized for her work in this field.

Christina has an undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and a law degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

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World Resources Institute
cdeconcini@wri.org
(202) 729-7738

Paul Joffe is Senior Foreign Policy Counsel at WRI where he works to educate and energize support among U.S. policy makers and other important constituencies for U.S. international engagement on climate change. He also heads ChinaFAQs, a WRI project to facilitate a network of academic and other experts on China’s climate and energy policies, providing information and analysis for policy-makers and other opinion leaders and constituencies.

Previously, Mr. Joffe served as Senior Director, International Affairs at the National Wildlife Federation where over a nine year period he led advocacy and public outreach on issues ranging from international trade to climate change and NWF’s participation in the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and other international conferences. He also served on the board of directors of Ceres, the corporate social responsibility coalition for sustainable prosperity.

Earlier, Mr. Joffe was Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting General Counsel at the Commerce Department during the Clinton Administration and worked on Capitol Hill for twelve years in both the House and Senate on issues ranging from energy and the environment to tax policy, health care, antitrust and business regulation. He also practiced law, handling antitrust, international trade, and other issues and was involved in pro bono civil rights litigation.

Mr. Joffe holds a JD from Yale Law School and AB in Government from Harvard College.

He also served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Navy.

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World Resources Institute
paul.joffe@wri.org
(202) 729-7667