SONG Yajie   

Dr. Yajie Song has enormous teaching, research and development experiences with publications, from the areas of international and development economics, social and community forestry to urban environment and management in China, Asia Pacific and the United States.  He has been serving as adjunct professors at Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Lanzhou University, Tianjin University of Technologies and Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology in China. He also was consultant to UNEP and the World Bank.  Currently, Dr. Song is Principal Investigator of Yale Collaborative Urban Environmental Crisis Management UECM Research Project , the co-founder and Executive Director of Yale-Tsinghua Environment and Sustainable Development Leadership Program (ESDLP, 2002-present) and founding resource person of UNEP-Tongji Asia Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment and Sustainable Development (2002-present). Dr. Song it the co-founder and the Executive Director of the Global Institute on Environment for Sustainable Development (GIESD) at Yale, USA.