As Pacific Environment’s China Program Consultant, Zhao Zhong promotes and conducts research on public participation in environmental decision-making and provides training and mentorship to our network of grassroots partners in China. Zhao Zhong first joined Pacific Environment in 2012 and rejoined us in July 2016 after a year in the Hubert H. Humphrey U.S. State Department Fellowship. During his fellowship, Zhao Zhong completed a year of course work at the University of California, Davis on Natural Resources Management and Climate Change.
Zhao Zhong is the founder of Green Camel Bell, the first environmental group in Gansu Province, where he pioneered the use of China’s information disclosure laws to hold polluters accountable. In 2009, Zhao Zhong was named a “Hero of the Environment” by TIME magazine. He is a board member of Green Longjiang and Wuhu Ecology Center, an adviser to Global Greengrants Fund, and an NGO observer at the Global Environment Facility. Prior to founding Green Camel Bell, Zhao Zhong worked as an Assistant Engineer at the Institute of Modern Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Zhao Zhong is fluent in Chinese and English.