Chun Sheng Goh is a JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow at UNU-IAS. Chun Sheng, also known as C.S., specializes in sustainability issues related to developing the bio-economy. He has several years of experience in research and consulting, in addition to policy implementation experience during time as a national government officer. Dr. Goh first started as a researcher at Utrecht University, focusing on topics related to the bio-economy, particularly on international trade, land use, and carbon impacts. Meanwhile, he also played the role of Task Manager at IEA Bioenergy Task 40, assisting the Task Leaders in managing task activities. He later worked at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, responsible for the execution of the National Biomass Strategy 2020. In 2017, he received his Ph.D. degree from Utrecht University with the dissertation “Monitoring the bio-economy: Assessing local and global biomass flows, land-use change, carbon impacts and future land resources”.
His current research interests are mainly in the development of the bio-economy, which is the nexus of four critical components: climate change, energy, socio-economic development, and ecosystem services. His postdoctoral research focuses on impacts, synergies, and trade-offs on land-use and carbon stock changes. In particular, the research evaluates different land-use options and business models applied to under-utilized low-carbon (ULC) land resources for additional biomass production. It aims to deliver integrated ecological, social, and economic information to policy makers and practitioner communities in East, South, and Southeast Asia, supporting analysis and tools development in the international climate policy arena.