Zhinan Chen

Climate Policy Fellow, California-China Climate Institute


Zhinan Chen is a Climate Policy Fellow at California-China Climate Institute. Her interests include transportation policies, the environmental impacts of China’s overseas investment, and environmental governance in China. Prior to joining CCCI, Zhinan worked as a research fellow at the International Council on Clean Transportation, where she studied vehicle fiscal incentives in Asian markets as well as historic technology, fuel consumption, and policy trends for passenger vehicles in China. Previously, she also interned with the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. and Clean Air Asia Beijing office. Zhinan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic and Economics from Peking University in China, and a Master’s in Environmental Management from Yale School of the Environment. At Yale, Zhinan co-chaired the 4th Yale Symposium on Chinese Overseas Investment Impacts and presented at the 2019 Abrahamic Traditions and Environmental Change Workshop.

Master’s in Environmental Management, Yale School of the Environment
Bachelor of Arts in Arabic and Economics, Peking University