Alex Wang is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. His research focuses on the interaction of environmental law and governance institutions in China and the United States. He is a member and former fellow of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, as well as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a co-chair of the academic advisory committee for the California-China Climate Institute, a collaboration between the State of California and China on climate change law and policy. Prof. Wang was previously a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) based in Beijing and the founding director of NRDC’s China Environmental Law & Governance Project. He was a Fulbright Fellow to China in 2004.
He is the author of numerous articles and monographs. Representative works include: The Search for Sustainable Legitimacy: Environmental Law and Bureaucracy in China, 37 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 365 (2013); Climate Change Law and Policy in China, in Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (Kevin R. Gray, Richard Tarasofsky, & Cinnamon Carlarne eds.) (2016); Chinese State Capitalism and the Environment, in Regulating the Visible Hand? The Institutional Implications of Chinese State Capitalism (Curtis Milhaupt & Benjamin Liebman eds.) (2016); Explaining Environmental Information Disclosure in China, 44 Ecology L.Q. 865 (2018); Symbolic Legitimacy and Chinese Environmental Reform, 48 Envtl. L. 699 (2018); and Coordinated Governance of Air & Climate Pollutants: Lessons from the California Experience (2020).