Dr. Patrick Schroeder
Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, UK
Patrick Schroder is Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. His 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 serves as Co-Chair of the Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production. Prior to joining IDS, he was based in Beijing from 2008-2015 where he worked extensively in development cooperation programmes, including the EU SWITCH-Asia Programme, the EU-China Environmental Governance Programme and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ/CIM) as Senior International Advisor to the China Association for NGO Cooperation. 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.