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Name: Gørild Heggelund
Member Since: November 11th, 2008
Member Name: Gorild.heggelund

Gørild Heggelund is Director of the Global Program and Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. Her main research areas are China’s energy and climate, and environmental policy in general. Heggelund participated recently in the OECD Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of China (to be published in 2007). She is currently carrying out research on China’s climate change policy-making including the developments of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol in China. Heggelund has specialized in the Three Gorges Dam project on the Yangtze River in China, and completed her Ph.D. dissertation with a focus on the environment and resettlement politics for the dam in 2002. Heggelund, fluent in Chinese, has lived in China for a number of years, studied at Beijing University and worked in the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Beijing office with responsibility for energy and environmental projects.