Jingjing Zhang

Committed to justice and strengthening the rule of law, Zhang Jingjing represents pollution victims in lawsuits and promotes public participation by helping communities organize public hearings on environmental rights. Through her work with the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV), she has won milestone cases in Chinese courts, including a successful environmental class action suit against a chemical company that discharged toxic substances in Fujian Province, and has been called China’s Erin Brockovich. She was selected as a Yale World Fellow in 2008, and won the SEE-TNC (The Nature Conservancy) Eco-award in May 2011. 
She has been working with local environmental lawyers from the Mekong River region and Mexico on their legal cases against Chinese companies since 2010.