About me

CSGoh in Central Kalimantan, BorneoChun Sheng Goh (CS) is Research Fellow at Sunway University. CS is also Associate (previously the Jeffrey Cheah's postdoctoral fellow) at Harvard University Asia Center. He is interested in sustainability issues related to land-use and bio-economy, with a special focus on Asia.

CS began his career as a researcher and a PhD candidate at Utrecht University in 2011-2016, focusing on international trade, land-use and carbon impacts of bio-economies. 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). In the same period of time, he also managed the operation of IEA Bioenergy Task 40, an international working group consists of 14 member countries with the theme of ‘Sustainable international bio-energy trade’. CS completed his PhD 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, CS worked at Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) in Prime Minister’s Department, responsible for the execution of National Biomass Strategy 2020. He then spent two years in Tokyo at United Nations University - Institute for the Advanced Studies of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), teaching in the programme Master in Sustainability Science and working at the editor’s office of ‘Sustainability Science’ journal by Springer. Before returning to Malaysia in 2020, CS stayed at Harvard to write his first monograph, ‘Transforming Borneo: From Land Exploitation to Sustainable Development’.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chun-sheng-goh-b4784835/

CV: October 2022

Latest presentation: https://asiacenter.harvard.edu/announcements/transforming-borneo-land-ex...