Executive Secretary General, Global Alliance of Universities on Climate
Dr. Binbin Wang has devoted her career to leadership on achieving sustainable development goals. She is now the Executive Secretary General of the Global Alliance of Universities on Climate (GAUC), which was formed in January 2019 in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos with 15 universities from 9 countries as members, including Australian National University, University of California Berkeley, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tsinghua University, Stellenbosch University, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Indian Institute of Science, Sciences Po, University of Oxford，Columbia University and Yale University (more info: www.gauc.net ) . Meanwhile, Dr. Wang sits in the core leadership team of Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development (ICCSD) and the Global Climate Change and Green Development Fund at Tsinghua University.
Dr. Wang has colorful experiences cross think tank, research institute, UN, NGO and media. She has tracked the UN climate negotiation process closely since 2009 to date as the researcher, witness and practitioner. When back from Paris in 2015, she was invited to participate the press conference organized by the China State Council, as the first spokesperson on behalf of the civil society in the history of China, to share her professional opinions on the importance of multi-stakeholder cooperation. As the first Ph.D. on climate change communication in China, Dr. Wang co-founded the China Center for Climate Change Communication and conducted national public perception surveys to evaluate the public opinions. Her current research interest is Nature-based Solution, public perception, multi-stakeholder cooperation, youth actions, and global environmental governance. Based on her participation and observation, Dr. Wang’s new book, China’s Transition on Climate Communication and Governance, was published by Springer Nature in January, 2021.