Senior Program Coordinator, Climate Investment Funds
Zhihong Zhang is Senior Program Coordinator at the Climate Investment Funds Administrative Unit, overseeing the Clean Technology Fund and the Program for Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries. From 2004 to 2011, he was Senior Climate Change Specialist and Coordinator for Climate Change Mitigation at the Global Environment Facility. In this capacity, he led the development and implementation of the GEF climate change focal area strategy and was extensively engaged in the UN climate change negotiations on mitigation, finance, and technology transfer. Prior to joining the GEF, Zhihong served as Chief Technical Advisor on behalf of the UN Industrial Development Organization to manage energy efficiency projects in China. Zhihong holds a Ph.D. in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.