Yang Fuqiang is a senior adviser on climate change, energy and environment at the National Resources Defense Council.
Fuqiang was director of global climate solutions at the World Wildlife Fund International from 2008 to 2010. He was vice president of the Energy Foundation and chief representative of the foundation’s office in Beijing from 2000 to 2008.
Fuqiang worked with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on China’s energy and environmental issues. In 1984, he worked on regional energy planning at Cornell University as a fellow of the World Bank.
Before he moved to the United States in 1984, he worked with the Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission in China on renewable and rural energy policy, energy modelling and forecasting, project evaluation, and long-term planning.
He has published dozens of papers and reports in those areas. He received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering at West Virginia University in 1991 and his B.Sc. in physics at Jilin University in 1977.