Tianbao Qin, Luojia Professor of Law, Director, Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL)

Professor Qin Tianbao is a Changjiang (Cheung Kong) Scholar and Luojia Professor of Law, and serves as the Director of the Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL), Associate Dean for the School of Law, Wuhan University; and Deputy Director of the Research Center of the Supreme Court of China on Environmental-related Cases. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Environmental Law and a Member of the Compliance Committee of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS.

Professor Qin received his LLB and LLM degrees from Wuhan University. He finished his Doktorarbeit (doctoral dissertation) at Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt and obtained his PhD in law degree from Wuhan University. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Ghent University, Belgium.

Professor Qin headed or participated in the drafting of several major environmental bills, and is an advisor for Chinese negotiations on biodiversity, ocean and climate change issues; and he was an Environmental Law Expert for several projects of International Institutions (GEF, UNDP, ADB) in China.

Currently, he is concentrating his researches in law and policy concerning biodiversity and biotechnology, water and ocean, climate change and energy, and transboundary environmental issues. Professor Qin has authored several books and more than 100 articles in these fields. His recent publications include: Research Handbook on Chinese Environmental Law (Elgar).