Dr. Patrick Schröder is a Senior Research Fellow in the Energy, Environment, and Resources Department at Chatham House, where he specializes in the global transition to an inclusive circular economy. Before joining Chatham House, he was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, where he conducted research and taught circular economy in developing country contexts and the Sustainable Development Goals.
From 2008-2015, Dr. Schröder was based in Beijing, where he worked extensively in development cooperation programs of the European Union, including the SWITCH-Asia Program, the EU-China Environmental Governance Program, and the EU-China Civil Society Dialogue. He has worked as a consultant for intergovernmental organizations, including UNEP, UNIDO, UNESCAP, and ADB. He co-edited the book, The Circular Economy and the Global South: Sustainable Lifestyles and Green Industrial Development, published by Routledge in April 2019.
Dr. Schröder has published research papers in leading academic journals on sustainable development, including Journal of Cleaner Production, Sustainability Science, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Science of the Total Environment and Resources, and Conservation and Recycling. He holds a BA Hons in Chinese from the University of Westminster and received his MA in International Relations and Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.