Bernice Lee

Hoffmann Distinguished Fellow for Sustainability, Chatham House

Bernice Lee is Hoffmann Distinguished Fellow for Sustainability and Research Director – Futures at Chatham House.

An expert on the the politics of climate change, innovation for sustainability, international trade and China, she is a member of the UK Global Resource Initiative Task Force, the UK Climate Change Committee's International Advisory Group and the Energy Foundation China Board.

Bernice has previously been Director of Climate Change and Resource Security Initiatives at the World Economic Forum, Director for Energy, Environment and Resources Department at Chatham House as well as Founding Executive Director of the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House and Team Leader of the EU–China Interdependencies on Energy and Climate Security Project.

She also held positions at the UN Secretary-General’s office, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Aga Khan Foundation (UK) and served on CIFF’s Climate Change Advisory Board and Shell’s External Review Committee.

In 2011, she was awarded an OBE for services to UK–China climate change cooperation.

Her work have been covered in the Financial Times, New York Times, Wired, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Caijing, Harvard Business Review and the Americas Quarterly, among others

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