Katie Lebling is an intern in the Climate Program at WRI. She supports U.S.-China energy cooperation on clean coal and renewables through WRI’s role as a member of the Clean Energy Research Center.
Before coming to WRI, she worked at The Asia Group, a small consulting firm focused on the Asia-Pacific where she supported energy and health clients in the region. She has also interned at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum, the Treasury Department’s Environment and Energy Office, and the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets.
She completed her MA at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Energy, Resources, and the Environment and China Studies, spending one year of the program studying in Nanjing, China. She has a BA from Colby College in Maine where she studied Environmental Biology and Chinese.
Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, painting, and gardening.
From air pollution to intense traffic congestion, China faces an array of environmental and resource challenges, many of which are a result of its urbanization and development over the past few decades. In Beijing—as across most of the country—concerns over ...