Jennifer Turner is the Director of the China Environment Forum (CEF) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Her expertise lies primarily in environmental and energy policy in China, with a strong background in water governance and environmental civil society development in China.
Besides putting on meetings and publications focusing on a variety of energy and environmental challenges facing China, she has coordinated several research exchange activities bringing together Chinese, U.S., and other Asian experts on a broad range of energy and environmental issues with upcoming exchanges focused on U.S.-China energy cooperation, water pollution, and environmental justice. She also serves as editor of the Wilson Center’s journal, the China Environment Series, a publication that features writings by policy, activist, and business experts working on energy and environmental issues in China.
Jennifer holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Comparative Politics from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Department of Political Science at Indiana University.
In the News:
- Jennifer Turner comments on the challenges posed by China’s growing electricity demand in “On China’s Electricity Grid, East Needs West—for Coal” Bloomberg, March 21, 2013
- Jennifer Turner on China’s efforts to create more clean energy professionals in “Building a Skilled Clean Energy Work Force – a Tale of Two Countries”, New York Times, December 3, 2010
- Testimony by Jennifer Turner on China’s Green Energy and Environmental Policies before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, April 8, 2010
- China’s Growing Ecological Footprint
- China Environment Series
- Crouching Suspicions, Hidden Potential: U.S. Environmental and Energy Cooperation with China
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars