Xiaoting Hou Jones

 Xiaoting Hou Jones was a senior researcher in the biodiversity team of IIED's Natural Resources research group until March 2024

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Languages: English, Mandarin Chinese (native), and Spanish (basic)

Xiaoting has more than a decade of experience working on nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

She also has a rich research background in a diversity of sustainable development issues ranging from industrial ecology and supply chain management to political economy and managing trade-offs in land-use decisions.

Prior to her position at IIED, she held various positions with local government, NGOs and business consulting companies in China, which built the foundation for her later work on international multi-stakeholder engagement – primarily in the forest sector at The Forests Dialogue.

Before IIED

Programme manager, The Forests Dialogue


  • Master of environment management, Yale University
  • Bachelor in environment science and engineering, Fudan University, China
  • Bachelor in economics and accounting, Fudan University, China

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