Jingjing Gao is a researcher and advisor at UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre. Her work focuses on climate impact assessment, adaptation transparency, resilience building and disaster management, as well as circular economy. 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 impact assessment, and adaptation and resilience building in Sri Lanka and Uganda; technical support to The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) in Zimbabwe and Kenya; designing and implementing disaster risk management tools for national level governance and local communities to adapt to climate change in various countries. She also provides technical support to various levels of adaptation guidance and policy briefs (UNFCCC, OECD, GCA).
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 a science 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).