Barbara Finamore

Barbara A. Finamore is the Founder and Director of the China Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the world’s most effective environmental organizations. NRDC was the first international environmental group to establish a clean energy program in China, Ms. Finamore now leads NRDC’s 30-member China team working out of our Beijing and U.S. offices on climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, responsible sourcing, sustainable cities and environmental governance. NRDC works with China to build capacity and develop innovative laws, policies, technologies and market mechanisms to accelerate its transition to a clean, low-carbon economy.

Ms. Finamore has had nearly thirty years of experience in environmental law and energy policy, and has lived or worked in greater China for nearly two decades. She has also worked as a litigator in NRDC’s nuclear nonproliferation program and at the U.S. Departments of Justice and Interior, and as an international consultant for the United Nations Development Programme and the Center for International Environmental Law. Ms. Finamore served as President and Chair of the Professional Association for China’s Environment (PACE), and is the co-founder and President of the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance, a nonprofit organization and public-private partnership that works with China to reduce its carbon emissions through energy efficiency. She holds a J.D. degree with honors from Harvard Law School.

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