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Dr. Jinfeng Zhou

Jinfeng Zhou

Secretary General
China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation
Dr. Zhou Jinfeng is the Secretary-General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF).

Born in 1962, Dr. Zhou graduated from Peking University and earned a PhD in Chemistry from Perdue University. Dr. Zhou was the proponent and one of the creators of China’s famous Guangcai (Glory) program which integrated the expertise, and efforts of the government, NGOs and private enterprises in creating sustainable businesses in the poorest areas of China.

Dr. Zhou has played leading roles in the development of his country which includes: Being a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) for the ninth, tenth and eleventh session, Standing committee member of the All China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and Vice-Chair of the National Association of Vocational Education China (NAVEC) for the ninth and tenth session. In 2014, he was appointed as Secretary-General of CBCGDF, a China-based NGO founded in 1985, participating at the leading edge of biodiversity conservation, environmental protection and sustainable development. Led by Dr. Zhou, CBCGDF joined IUCN, UN Global Compact and established partnership with the Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP/CMS). After the implementation of new Environmental Law in 2015, CBCGDF pioneered the file of Environmental Public Interest Litigations (EPIL), promoted legislation of the China Biological Diversity Protection Law, and proposed the revision of Wild Animal Protection Law to promote biological civilization.

Dr. Zhou proposed the initiatives of “Ecological Belt and Road”, “Say NO to Rosewood Collection” and created the system of CCAfa (China/Community Conservation for something at somewhere) which aims to organize and convene all forces from all walks of life to take targeted and prompt actions to protect endangered species include pangolins and great bustards, historic sites, and cultural relics etc.