Jingjing Gao is a post-doctoral researcher at UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre. Her work focuses on climate adaptation, environmental impact assessment, nature resource management, circular economy and policy analysis. Among other tasks at UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, she is responsible for management and technical support of adaptation and transparency projects in South Asia and Africa. These activities include climate adaptation and resilience building in Sri Lanka, which aims at designing and implementing disaster risk management tools for local communities to adapt to climate change; technical support to various levels of adaptation guidance and policy briefs (OECD, GCA). She is also the country coordinator for Kenya for The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), which supports establishing MRV system and capacity building in Kenya’s energy sector.
Prior to joining UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, Jingjing worked as environmental consultant for both public and private sectors, with experience in different industries (automotive, textile and fashion) from Denmark and Asia. Her experience also includes teaching at Aalborg University (Denmark) and working as journalist and documentary producer at China Central Television (China). Jingjing holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Assessment and Planning from Aalborg University (Denmark) and a Master of Environmental Science and Water Resource Management from Beijing Normal University (China).