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Photo: Zhang Shuang

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Zhang Shuang is The Nature Conservancy's China Program Director. His work with TNC led to the development of the world's first CCB gold certified carbon sequestration project in Yunnan in 2004. He helped to establish the China Green Carbon Fund with the State Forest Administration, and in 2006 led TNC's China Conservation Blueprint Project, which helped the Chinese government determine the country's most important areas for conservation. Since 2008, Zhang Shuang has led TNC to become one of the most influential environmental groups working in China. He is now working to address climate change, improve the country's protected areas, and find solutions for both people and nature on the Yangtze River.

Zhang Shuang was previously the Executive Director of China Minhua Corp—a marketing and research company with an international clientele. He graduated from Nanjing University with a major in natural resource management and earned an M.S. in computer science with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems from James Madison University.

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