Ruben Zondervan

Ruben Zondervan
Executive Director
Earth System Governance Project,

Ruben Zondervan is Executive Director of the Earth System Governance Project. He is based at the International Project Office hosted by Lund University, Sweden.

Ruben Zondervan is a specialist in international social science research management with experience in science communication, international network development, fundraising, strategic planning, project and event management, and policy advisory; and has a strong interest in politics of science and science of politics.

He studied political science, modern history, law, and economics in Freiburg im Breisgau and political sciences in Potsdam, and holds a degree in environment & resource management from the VU University Amsterdam. Prior to his current position, he gained work experience in diplomacy, industry consulting, research, and international research management.

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Related Publications

Author(s) Year
Kanie, Norichika., Ruben Zondervan, and Casey Stevens (editors). Ideas on Governance ‘of’ and ‘for’ Sustainable Development Goals. UNU-IAS/POST2015 Conference Report.. Tokyo: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. 2014
Zondervan, Ruben., Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger, Isabel Torres de Noronha, Mark Joseph Spalding and Oran R. Young. Ocean Governance in the Anthropocene. IGBP Global Change Magazine, 81: 24-27. October 2013. 2013
Lebel, Louis., Ruben Zondervan. Uncertainty and Governance of Transboundary River Basins. APN Science Bulletin, 3 (March 2013): 146-147. 2013
Gupta, Joyeeta., Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Ruben Zondervan. ‘Glocal’ water governance: a multi-level challenge in the anthropocene. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 5: 573–580. 2013
Kanie, Norichika., Michele M. Betsill, Ruben Zondervan, Frank Biermann, and Oran R. Young. A Charter Moment: Restructuring Governance for Sustainability. Public Administration and Development, 32 (3): 292–304. 2012
Biermann, Frank., Kenneth Abbott, Steinar Andresen, Karin Bäckstrand, Steven Bernstein, Michele M. Betsill, Harriet Bulkeley, Benjamin Cashore, Jennifer Clapp, Carl Folke, Aarti Gupta, Joyeeta Gupta, Peter M. Haas, Andrew Jordan, Norichika Kanie, Tatiana Kluvánková-Oravská, Louis Lebel, Diana Liverman, James Meadowcroft, Ronald B. Mitchell, Peter Newell, Sebastian Oberthür, Lennart Olsson, Philipp Pattberg, Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez, Heike Schroeder, Arild Underdal, Susana Camargo Vieira, Coleen Vogel, Oran R. Young, Andrea Brock, and Ruben Zondervan. Navigating the Anthropocene: Improving Earth System Governance. Science, 335 (6074): 1306-1307. 2012
Biermann, Frank., Kenneth Abbott, Steinar Andresen, Karin Bäckstrand, Steven Bernstein, Michele M. Betsill, Harriet Bulkeley, Benjamin Cashore, Jennifer Clapp, Carl Folke, Aarti Gupta, Joyeeta Gupta, Peter M. Haas, Andrew Jordan, Norichika Kanie, Tatiana Kluvánková-Oravská, Louis Lebel, Diana Liverman, James Meadowcroft, Ronald B. Mitchell, Peter Newell, Sebastian Oberthür, Lennart Olsson, Philipp Pattberg, Roberto Sánchez-Rodríguez, Heike Schroeder, Arild Underdal, Susana Camargo Vieira, Coleen Vogel, Oran R. Young, Andrea Brock, and Ruben Zondervan. Transforming governance and institutions for global sustainability: key insights from the Earth System Governance Project. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4(1): 51-60. 2012
Kanie, Norichika., Michele M. Betsill, and Ruben Zondervan. New visions of sustainable development governance. UNU.EDU. United Nations University. 2011
Biermann, Frank., Ruben Zondervan. The Grand Challenge of Earth System Governance. The Contributions of the Earth System Governance Project to the ICSU Grand Challenges. . Lund and Amsterdam: Earth System Governance Project. 2011
Earth System Governance Project (editor), -. Towards a Charter Moment. Hakone Vision on Governance for Sustainability in the 21st Century. . Tokyo: International Environmental Governance Architecture Research Group. 2011