Barbara Finamore Director, China Program
Barbara A. Finamore is the founder and director of the NRDC China program. NRDC was the first international environmental group to establish a clean energy program in China. Ms. Finamore now leads NRDC’s 30-member China team working out of its Beijing and U.S. offices on climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, responsible sourcing, sustainable cities, and environmental governance. NRDC works with China to build capacity and develop innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market mechanisms to accelerate its transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. Ms. Finamore has had nearly 30 years of experience in environmental law and energy policy, and lived or worked in greater China for nearly two decades. Ms. Finamore served as president and chair of the Professional Association for China's Environment (PACE), and is the co-founder and president of the China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance, a nonprofit organization and public-private partnership that works with China to reduce its carbon emissions through energy efficiency. She holds a J.D. degree with honors from Harvard Law School.