Dr. Hu Tao is China Program Director of WWF US. He was a Senior Fellow and Senior Associate at World Resources Institute (WRI) - a Washington DC based think tank. Prior joining WRI, he was the Senior Environmental Economist of Policy Research Center of Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), China. He also served as the Senior Program Coordinator of UN-China Climate Change Partnership Framework Program (CCPF) during 2009-2010 and served as a member of Lead Expert Group China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) during 2001-2007. He was also the Chief Expert of WTO, Trade and Environment Expert Group of Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), China. He is/was visiting professor of Beijing Normal University (BNU), Qingdao University of Science and Technology and is an affiliate Faculty Member of College of Business, Oregon State University, US. He provides environmental policy consulting services for World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Global Environmental Facility, UNDP, UNEP, UN ESCAP etc. and other international organizations.
Dr. Hu Tao’s research topics cover environmental economics, policies and governance issue; globalization, trade, investment and environment issue; and climate change as well as other global environmental issues.