Hanling Yang

Director - China program

Areas of expertise: Environmental law, land use, and climate change.


Hanling Yang serves as the China Program’s Director in EDF’s New York Office. In this capacity, she assists the Vice President with program management and administration; advises and oversees special projects; and represents the China Program to other EDF departments and external audiences.


Before joining EDF in April 2012, Hanling was an associate director of the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School, a program funded by USAID and the State Department focusing on the improvement of environmental governance and rule of law in China.

Prior to Vermont Law School, Hanling was a senior program manager and director of training at the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development, a non-profit organization headquartered in Portland Oregon committed to the promotion of sustainable development in both the U.S. and China. In this capacity, Hanling directed the China-U.S. Center’s sustainable land use and urban planning training program for Chinese government officials and professionals.


Hanling holds a Juris Doctor degree from Lewis and Clark Law School and a BA in English from Wuhan University, China. Hanling is a member of Oregon Bar Association.


Mandarin, English

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