Transforming Borneo: From Land Exploitation to Sustainable Development

Research Talk Series, Summer 2020

Speaker: Chun Sheng Goh, Research Fellow at Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University; Associate, Harvard University Asia Center 

Produced by the Harvard University Asia Center

Chun Sheng Goh is a Research Fellow at Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development, Sunway University. He is also an Associate at Harvard University Asia Center. He specialized in sustainability issues related to land-use and bio-economy with a special focus on Malaysia, Indonesia, and more broadly East Asia.

In 2011, Chun Sheng started his position as a researcher at Utrecht University, focusing on topics related to bio-economy, particularly on international trade, land-use and carbon impacts. Two notable projects are ‘Monitoring of biomass and bioenergy trade flows in the Netherlands’ with Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and ‘Large-scale Investments in Food, Fibre, and Energy (LIFFE) Options for the Poor’ with Centre of International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Meanwhile, he also played the role of Secretary of IEA Bioenergy Task 40, an international working group with the theme of ‘Sustainable international bio-energy trade’. He received his Ph.D. degree from Utrecht University in May 2017 with the dissertation "Monitoring the bio-economy: Assessing local and global biomass flows, land-use change, carbon impacts and future land resources".

In 2016-2017, Chun Sheng worked at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia of Prime Minister's Department, responsible for the execution of National Biomass Strategy 2020. Later he spent two years as Japan Science Promotion Society (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow at United Nations University - Institute for the Advanced Studies of Sustainability, based in Tokyo, Japan.

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