Yingle Su graduated from George Washington University in Washington DC, major in Political Science. She is a master’s student at Duke University studies Environment Economics and Policy at Nicholas School of Environment. Her Master Thesis is supervised by Dr. Shapiro-Garza from Duke University on “Leveraging Carbon Capital to Finance Biodiversity Conservation in Peru.” The research aims to understand the mechanism of employing the sale of forest-based carbon offsets as a new financial stream to support biodiversity conservation initiatives in today’s global conservation community. The study also examines six projects in Peru to explore if or how “value,” financial and otherwise, is produced and captured through these projects and by whom.
By utilizing her knowledge when working for a UNEP affiliated think tank in Geneva, Yingle would assess the current state of for-profit biodiversity conservation and forest-based carbon offsetting and how these two intersect.