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Dr. Yufu Cheng

CBSI Advisory Board Member

China Country Director

R20 Regions of Climate Action

​Dr. Cheng is China Country Director for R20: Regions of Climate Actions, Chaired by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Together with R20 team, members and partners, Dr. Cheng is working with Chinese Central Governments, Subnational Governments, Technology, Policy and Investing Partners to identify and implement the effective low carbon projects in China. He founded, an international multi-facet Internet solar platform to promote international solar business, with other leading partners in solar business. Before joining R20, he was the Senior Vice President of the Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET). Dr. Cheng has been invited to speak at major international environmental conferences, such as United Nations’ Global Climate Change Conferences in Copenhagen, Tianjin and Cancun, Governor’s Climate Summit (2008, 2009, and 2010), Climate Summit in China hosted by thirteen Chinese Ministries and Columbia University China Prospects Conference, etc. He serves as expert committee member on several international conferences, as an associate editor for Carbon Management Journal and deputy secretary general at American Chinese Trade and Investment Association. Dr. Cheng received his Ph.D. in Ecology from joint Doctoral Program between the University of California at Davis and San Diego State University in 2003, Master Degree of Ecology from Chinese Academy of Forestry in 1998 and Bachelor Degree of Biological Sciences from Anhui Normal University in 1995.