Ling Chen is a research associate with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP). He is currently working on international environmental law and climate change, with a focus on the market-based approaches and transparency framework under the Paris Agreement. He also provides research and analysis on China’s legislation and policies on environment, climate change and intellectual property, and their relation to international law. Previously, Ling was an ILRP research assistant from March to December 2016.

Ling holds an LL.M. from the University of Toronto, where his thesis was focused on the responsibility to protect doctrine and international disaster response. He holds an LL.B. and a B.A. (double degree in English), and an LL.M. in international law from Beihang University in Beijing. He has a certificate in public international law from The Hague Academy of International Law, and a certificate in Taiwan’s legal system from National Chengchi University in Taipei.

Ling’s research interests also include international trade regulations, international human rights law, and air and space law. He has published articles and co-translated books both in Chinese and English. He received the Certificate of Legal Professional Qualification of China in 2012.

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