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Patrick Schröder

Research Fellow

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Dr Patrick Schroeder’s main research interests relate to the global transition to a circular economy within the context of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) systems and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He also has expertise on issues relating to China’s renewable energy development and civil society participation in China’s environmental governance.

Prior to joining IDS, Patrick was based in Beijing from 2008-2015. He worked extensively in development cooperation programmes of the European Union, including the SWITCH-Asia Programme and the EU-China Environmental Governance Programme. He also has worked for the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ/CIM) as Senior International Advisor to the China Association for NGO Cooperation, coordinating the China Civil Climate Action Network. As development consultant he has worked for the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), the Heinrich Boell Foundation and UNEP.

Patrick holds a BA Hons in Chinese from the University of Westminster, an MA in International Relations and a PhD in Environmental Studies both from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Patrick Schröder’s recent work

Book

The Circular Economy and the Global South

The circular economy is a policy approach and business strategy that aims to improve resource productivity, promote sustainable consumption and production and reduce environmental impacts. This book (which is published on the 4 April 2019) examines the relevance of the circular economy in the...

30 November 2018

Opinion

Is CRISPR the next big thing in international development?

The gene editing technology CRISPR/cas9 has been creating a buzz in the biotech science world over the last few years. More recently, it has become a significant new field in the context of the bioeconomy and could, potentially, become a game changer for international development. Viewed by some...

7 September 2018