Song Li

Position: Board Member
Categories: Board of Directors

Song Li serves as a Board member, Earth Charter International (ECI). She has been involved in the
drafting of the Earth Charter since 1998. Song worked with the World Bank as Senior Environmental Specialist in the Middle East and North Africa regions. She served as the Task Team Leader for environmental, agricultural, coastal zone management, and climate change adaptation projects in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen. She was also the regional coordinator of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the Middle East and North Africa, covering projects in the areas of biological diversity, climate change (mitigation and adaptation), waste management, and land degradation.

Other contributions she has made include: designed the World Bank first climate change adaptation project in agricultural water management for China; responsible for capacity building projects in the area of climate change and biological diversity for the GEF. Song Li worked with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Geneva. She was the director, Division of Environmental Law, Legal Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China.

Her academic degrees include: Environmental Law LLM degree from the Law School, George Washington University; International Law Certificate from China Foreign Affairs University. She also studied French Literature in the Sorbonne, the University Paris III and VII, France. She obtained her first college degree of French studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University.

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