Sander Chan is a Beijing based researcher and PhD candidate of environmental governance with the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies of VU University Amsterdam. He specializes in global governance instruments applied to China’s sustainable development. His research areas include: public private partnerships, sustainable development, corporate voluntary environmental behavior and China’s sustainable development.
Sander was a guest researcher at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) and Renmin University of China (RUC) under the EU China Science and Technology Fellowship Programme (EU STF). He studied at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the University of Turku (Finland) and Clingendael (Netherlands Institute of International Relations). He holds a Master's degree in political science from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2004).
Previous experience include work as an assistant at to the department of political science at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; and as a trainee at the Strategic Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) in The Hague. His tasks at VROM included the analysis of sustainable housing policies in Europe, assistance to the Director of International Affairs at the Directorate General of Housing and co-writing of an OECD report on CO2 reduction measures in the Netherlands. Sander organized and managed several large academic and policy conferences and speaker series. For example, the 2007 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change; the 2009 EU-China Roundtable on the Future of Environmental Governance in China at the EU Delegation in Beijing; and EPA Speakers series at the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies.
Before moving to China, Sander was active in Dutch politics, gaining a reputation as a gay rights and environmental activist, especially within Christian-social politics. Among Sander’s personal interests are reading, learning languages and travelling. Sander speaks Dutch, English, German, and is currently studying Mandarin Chinese.
v Biermann, Frank and Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan, Aysem Mert (ed.) (2012) Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Emergence, Influence and Legitimacy. 288p. Edward Elgar.
v Chan, Sander and Christina Müller (2012) Explaining the Geographic, Thematic and Organizational Differentiation of Partnerships for Sustainable Development. In: Biermann, Frank and Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan, Aysem Mert (ed.) (2012) Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Emergence, Influence and Legitimacy. Edward Elgar.
v Chan, Sander (2012) Partnerships for Sustainable Development beyond the OECD World: Comparing China and India. In: Biermann, Frank and Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan, Aysem Mert (ed.) (2012) Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Emergence, Influence and Legitimacy. Edward Elgar.
v Chan, Sander (2011) China’s Sustainable Development and the 12th Five Year Plan. CEVA Magazine.
v Chan, Sander (2010) Ethische narratieven en klimaatverandering in een transnationale context. (Ethical Narratives and Climate Change in a Transnational Context). Radix.
v Chan, Sander (2009) Partnerships for Sustainable Development in China: Adaptation of a Global Governance Instrument, European Journal of East Asian Studies. 8:1, pp.121-134
v Chan, Sander and Frank Biermann, Aysem Mert and Philipp Pattberg (2008) Partnerschappen voor duurzame ontwikkeling. In: Burg, Sander van den and Gert Spaargaren and Dick van Lith. Een andere rol voor de overheid? SWOME/VROM Marktdag 2008. Wageningen Universiteit, Leerstoelgroep Milieubeleid. Socio-scientific research on environment and energy/VROM, pp. 65-70.
v Biermann, Frank and Man-san Chan, Aysem Mert and Philipp Pattberg (2007) Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Does the Promise Hold? In: Glasbergen, P., F. Biermann, and A. Mol (eds.) (2007), Partnerships, Governance and Sustainable Development: Reflections on Theory and Practice, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 239-260.
v Chan, Sander and Philipp Pattberg (2008) Private Rule-Making and the Politics of Accountability: Analyzing Global Forest Governance. Global Environmental Politics 8:3, pp. 103-121
v Pattberg, Philipp and Kacper Szulecki, Sander Chan, Aysem Mert (2008) Chapter VII: Assessing the Role and Relevance of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) in Global Sustainability Governance. In: Partnerships for Sustainability: Examining the Evidence, National Academies of Sciences, Washington DC.
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