Kai Chan

Professor in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at University of British Columbia

Kai Chan is a sustainability scientist whose work straddles social and natural systems with a focus on values and transformative change. He is a professor at the University of British Columbia, a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (2017), a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPBES Global Assessment, a Lead Editor for the new journal People and Nature, and co-founder of CoSphere (a Community of Small-Planet Heroes). He is a visiting professor at SPI in 2018-2019.

Kai Chan is a Research Partner in The Economics & Environmental Policy Research Network project.