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.