Ailun Yang

Environmental Program Manager
, Bloomberg Philantrophies
Profile / Bio: 

Ailun Yang manages the international initiatives of the Environment Program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, with a focus on energy transition, air pollution, and sustainable finance. With over 15 years of experience, Ailun has developed a unique combination of skill set in mobilizing environmental activism, deploying data-driven strategies, and leveraging high-profile partnerships.

Ailun Yang used to work as a Senior Associate on WRI’s major emerging economies team, where she led the efforts to build the case for low-carbon development in a number of major developing countries such as China and India. In this capacity, she is tasked to design, plan, and execute research and policy analysis in order to influence national debates and build the evidence base to accelerate clean technology deployment and sustainable low-carbon development.

Ailun also worked with Greenpeace China for 6.5 years. As the head of the climate and energy campaign, she developed and implemented various projects on public awareness-raising and energy policy lobby. She worked closely with the Chinese renewable energy industries to campaign for the best supportive policies. She was the main coordination for the multi-organization project the True Cost of Coal, which published the first comprehensive analysis of the external costs of China’s coal consumption. Ailun has been following the international climate negotiation process, and she is one of the most active Chinese non-governmental spokespersons on this issue for media.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
How China Builds the World's Biggest Wind Power Market 11 September 2012 Slides Energy, Industry and Trade, Public-Private Partnership