Senior Strategic Director, Asia, at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Barbara Finamore’s work focuses on climate and clean energy, paying specific attention to China, its impacts and solutions. Finamore founded NRDC’s China program, focusing on climate, clean energy, environmental protection, and urban solutions in China. Before joining NRDC, she worked for the United Nations Development Programme, the Center for International Environmental Law, and the U.S. Departments of Justice and the Interior. In 2017, Finamore was named a member of Foreign Policy’s The U.S.-China 50, a group of 50 individuals who are powering one of the world's most complex and consequential relationships. Her most recent book, Will China Save the Planet?, discusses the potential for China to lead a global clean energy revolution, even as the country faces fundamental economic and political challenges. Finamore holds a JD from Harvard Law School and is based in the Boston area.