Writer Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Yixian Sun is a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations/Political Science at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, where he has also received his MA in Political Science. He is interested in multiple environmental issues including chemicals, forest, and climate change. His research is related to global environmental governance, private authority and Chinese environmental politics. Having completed a master thesis analyzing effects of transnational Public-Private Partnerships on global governance on mercury, he now focuses on domestic uptake of private governance. Grew up in Nanjing, China, Yixian previously studied International Relations at Nanjing University and Sciences Po Paris, and did an internship at UNEP DTIE Chemicals Branch. Besides research, he loves playing basketball and football with his friends.