Jinmei Liu

Jinmei Liu is the director-general of Friends of Nature and currently based in Beijing. She has worked as the head of the law and policy project of Friends of Nature from 2018 to 2021, and her job was focusing on environmental public interest litigation, environmental legislation and policy advocacy. Jinmei has more than 15 years professional experience in China and South East Asia and lead China’s first climate litigation. She worked with ClientEarth China Project as a lawyer from 2017 to 2018 and focused on legal capacity building and legislation. Before ClientEarth, She worked as the Mekong legal coordinator of Mekong Legal Program of EarthRights International in Thailand since 2015, focusing on Chinese overseas investment in Southeast Asia and South America. Before joining ERI, Jinmei worked with the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV) for six years, which is China’s most established group of environmental lawyers, led by Prof. Wang Canfa. She worked as an environmental public interest lawyer representing pollution victims from communities across China.