Ma Jun: Director of the of the Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs, one of Foreign Policy’s top 100 global thinkers (2012), and Yale World Fellow (2004)
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Ma Jun presented on China’s core environmental issues and potential solutions, followed by an interactive question and answer session.
Ma Jun, an environmentalist, scholar, and writer, started working as an investigative journalist, reporting on environmental issues for the South China Morning Post, in 1993. His interest in China’s environment and natural resources led him to write China’s Water Crisis (2004), which describes the problems threatening the communities, economies, and environment in China’s seven major river basins. In 2004, Ma Jun was selected for the Yale World Fellows Program, where he researched Chinese and American environmental management policies and systems. In 2006, TIME magazine named Ma Jun one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People. In the same year, he founded IPE, a Beijing-based nonprofit organization. IPE developed the China Pollution Map Database, the first public database of corporate environmental performance in China. In 2012, Ma Jun was selected as one of the Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers and won the Goldman Prize for his environmental protection work in China. Ma Jun continues as IPE director and is often quoted by foreign and domestic media.