Song Li is retired as Senior Environmental Specialist, World Bank, Middle East and North Africa Region. She was the Regional Coordinator for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She worked with the United Nations Environment Programme, responsible for the financial mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Song Li was Director, Division of Environmental Law, Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, China. She has an Environmental Law Master’s degree from the Law School, George Washington University; studied at the University Paris III and IIV, France and at the Institute of foreign languages of Beijing, French language, World Economics and History.