Zhang Jingjing
Zhang Jingjing
Zhang Jingjing is an environmental lawyer, a lecturer in law at the University of Maryland School of Law, and founder of the Centre for Transnational Environmental Accountability. She has been dubbed “China’s Erin Brockovitch” for winning several milestone environmental litigation cases in the Chinese courts. She works on transnational environmental and climate lawsuits in China’s Belt and Road Initiative partner countries, testing legal avenues to hold Chinese overseas companies accountable and ensure their compliance with environmental laws and international human rights norms. She received her law degrees in China and her Master in Public Administration from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.

Chinese state-owned enterprises dominate the dam construction industry and are behind some of the world’s largest mining deals. Bold action is needed to adopt clear policies that exclude harmful projects.

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