Zhihong Zhang

Zhihong Zhang joined at the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) at the World Bank Group in 2011 and has been serving as a Senior Program Coordinator to oversee the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Program for Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP).  From 2004 to 2011, he was a Senior Climate Change Specialist and Coordinator for Climate Change Mitigation at the Global Environment Facility (GEF).  In this capacity, he led the development and implementation of the GEF climate change focal area strategy, managed the climate change portfolio, and was extensively involved in the UN climate change negotiations on mitigation, finance, and technology transfer.  Prior to the GEF, Zhihong worked in the energy sector at the World Bank in the early 1990s and later served as the Chief Technical Advisor at the UN Industrial Development Organization to manage energy efficiency projects.  Zhihong holds a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.Zhihong Zhang joined at the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) at the World Bank Group in 2011 and has been serving as a Senior Program Coordinator to oversee the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Program for Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP).  From 2004 to 2011, he was a Senior Climate Change Specialist and Coordinator for Climate Change Mitigation at the Global Environment Facility (GEF).  In this capacity, he led the development and implementation of the GEF climate change focal area strategy, managed the climate change portfolio, and was extensively involved in the UN climate change negotiations on mitigation, finance, and technology transfer.  Prior to the GEF, Zhihong worked in the energy sector at the World Bank in the early 1990s and later served as the Chief Technical Advisor at the UN Industrial Development Organization to manage energy efficiency projects.  Zhihong holds a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.