Xia Kunbao  
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Prof. Xia Kunbao is: a Member of the Committee of Science and Technology, Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), China; Member of the Board of Directors and Advisor, All-China Environment Federation; and Visiting Professor, Tongji University.

Prof. Xia was Director and then Director General, National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), China from 1985 to 1996 in charge of international environmental  cooperation. He was posted in Nairobi, Kenya as China’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and acted as Vice Chairman, Committee of Permanent Representatives of UNEP between October 1996 and May 1999. He worked with UNEP between May 1999 and July 2004 as Coordinator for Emergency Response, Chief of Capacity Building Branch and UNEP Representative to China. He was a Writer/Editor, Earth Negotiation Bulletin (ENB), International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services, USA from November 2004 to December 2011.