CAO MingdeCAO Mingde, Distinguished Professor at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Ph.D of law at China Academy of Social Sciences, Vice President of China Association of Environmental Resources Law Research, member of the Advisory Committee at the Supreme People’s Procuratorate of the P.R.C., Director of Climate Change and Natural Resources Law Research Center at CUPL, legal expert of All China Environment Federation (ACEF). He was a visiting scholar at Pace Law School from 2005 to 2006, Faculty of Law University of British Columbia 2012. He has earned LLM from Vermont Law School, and SJD from Elisabeth Law School at Pace University in U.S. He was honored the National Ten Outstanding Young Jurists Award in China by China Law Society in 2006. His area is environmental law, particularly specializing in energy and climate change law.