Sander Chan

Researcher and Activist in Cologne, Germany

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Sander Chan Ph.D. is a political scientist specializing in international environmental governance.

He is senior researcher at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), and adjunct assistant professor at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University (Netherlands).

Sander obtained his Ph.D. from VU University Amsterdam, authoring his thesis on the emergence and effectiveness of Partnerships for Sustainable Development in global and local implementation contexts. His research interests include global governance, the role of transnational actors in the global South, global environmental politics, sustainable development and climate governance. He is currently investigating the role, effectiveness and legitimacy of non-state and subnational stakeholders in global climate governance.

  • Work
    • 2014-current German Development Institute (DIE)
  • Education
    • PhD, VU University Amsterdam
    • MA, VU University Amsterdam
    • European Studies, Turku University (Finland)
    • Foreign Relations, Netherlands Institute for International Relations
    • Mandarin Chinese, Beijing Foreign Studies University