Mr. Lijian Zhao currently serves as China Country Manager for Carbon Trust. He manages Carbon Trust’s China office and oversee all of its activities in China, including energy efficiency, green finance, off-shore wind, corporate advisory, product carbon footprint, etc. Mr. Zhao joined Carbon Trust from the Energy Foundation China, where he was the Director of the Environmental Management Program. At Energy Foundation, he managed a portfolio of grants to support China in improving the environmental regulatory system, fighting against air pollution and managing the local environmental impacts of the energy lifecycle. Prior to this, Mr. Zhao was a Program Officer for Environment at The Asia Foundation and worked as a Consultant/Auditor at Sinosphere, performing supply chain CSR audits for multi-national corporations.
Mr. Zhao holds a MSc. Degree 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), with support from the European Commission Erasmus Mundus scholarship.