Changjin Sun

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Changjin Sun /;is Director of the Center of Ecological and Environmental Economics Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, leading and managing the Center's programs on strategic policy work in the broad field of environment, the promotion of environmentally friendly business in China and project consulting in environmental protection and resource management. Major current Center research projects cover subject topics such as forest certification, natural forest protection, trade and environment, timber market studies, township and village enterprises development in upland Yunnan, water conservation, the root causes of biodiversity loss, and conservation financing. He has a Ph. D. in economics (fields of concentration: development economics, and natural resource and environmental economics), from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA in 1996, a M.S. in resources economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, USA in 1994, a M.S. in forest economics and management, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China in 1986 and a B.S. in silviculture, South-central Forestry College, Hunan, China in 1982. He served as Interim Country Representative, WorldWide Fund for Nature (WWF)-China Programme, Beijing, April 1, 1998-Jan. 1999. Leading and supervising all aspects of WWF's presence in China. Previous to that he served as Project Officer and Coordinator of the World Bank-WWF Alliance on Forestry and Sustainable Forest Use, WWF-China Programme,. He managed all the forestry-related projects at WWF-China Programme and a number of wetland and marine conservation projects." [1]

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  1. Fellows, Forest Trends, accessed November 26, 2008.