Christopher Sall is a policy analyst who writes about climate change and the environment in China. He received an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School in May 2011, where he was a Junior Research Fellow with CIERP, and was awarded a Blakemore Freeman Foundation grant for advanced Mandarin studies at Tsinghua University in 2009-2010. His master’s thesis at Fletcher research focused on biodiversity conservation in southwestern China. In conducting fieldwork for his thesis, he led a team of local university students to interview residents and leaders in remote mountain villages about how the establishment of a new nature reserve in their local area had altered the way they use and manage their communal forests.
Since graduating from Fletcher, Mr. Sall has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). He participated as a core contributing member in a joint study on “green growth” in China by the World Bank and the Development Research Center (a government think-tank that advises China’s State Council) and co-authored several chapters on climate change adaptation in China for another forthcoming Bank publication. He is currently undertaking a review for WWF on how US foreign policy can better address environmental challenges in China.