China faces enormous environmental challenges. Ashley White, contract attorney, is helping the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) reach out to new partners in China to build the worldwide corps of grassroots advocates.

cn.2014. Ashley White & Caidan CaoAshley traveled to Qingdao earlier this month to receive her Master’s degree in Environmental & Natural Resources Protection Law from Ocean University of China. She also traveled to Beijing where she met with Caidan Cao, Legal Coordinator for Greenpeace East Asia.

“Caidan is a passionate environmental advocate for energy, climate change, and marine protection, both within China and internationally,” says Ashley.

Caidan is challenging the harmful impacts of coal in China and strengthening ocean and coastal environmental protection in the East Asia region. Caidan spoke with Ashley about her work helping pollution victims and provided insight into recent reforms to China’s environmental laws.

ELAW is seeking support to bring Caidan to Eugene for an ELAW Fellowship, to build her advocacy skills and forge ties with her colleagues around the world.

Please contact me if you are interested in helping Caidan!

Sincerely,

Maggie Keenan
maggie(at)elaw.org
Communications Director & Fellows Program Coordinator