Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Xiaopu Sun

Xiaopu Sun is Senior China Counsel at IGSD focusing particularly on Chinese climate change legislation and policies. Previously, she was a research assistant for Professor Jin Wang at Peking University Law School where she participated in research projects on the Implementation of Environmental Laws and Regulations in China; Comparative Research on Chemical Substances Regulation; Comparative Research on Prevention and Controlling of Alien Invasive Species; and field research for drafting the Regulation of Environmental Protection in Rural China. She also assisted Ms. Hyeon-Ju Rho with research on developments in public interest litigation in China and interviews with Chinese public interest lawyers and scholars and was awarded an individual research grant by the Ford Foundation to organize three international public interest litigation workshops in Beijing.

Xiaopu holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and an LL.B. in Law and an LL.M. with a concentration in Environmental Law from Peking University Law School in Beijing. She is a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and proficient in English.