Chunsheng (Richard) Yao is the Program Officer of the Air and Water Conservation Fund. He graduated from Department of Resources and Environment, Beijing Normal University, with a major in Geography. He earned two master degrees. One is from the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, Chinese Academy of Sciences, studying Geographical Information System (GIS) and the other is from EU Erasmus Mundus Master Program of Environmental Science, Policy and Management (MESPOM), focusing on environmental management and policy.
Mr. Yao’s work is focused in the environment and development field, including international development agencies, NGOs, and enterprises. He served as Program Officer of the Cultural and Education Section of British Consulate-General for Skills for Social Entrepreneurs Program, and of the Global Environmental Institute for Rural Energy and Climate Change Project, promoting market-based business models to solve various environmental problems. Prior to this, he served as Program Manager for the UNESCO China Education for Sustainable Development Program and actively promoted environmental education and education for sustainable development in primary and secondary schools, universities and the society.
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