Dr. Frank Biermann is a professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU University), The Netherlands, where he heads the Environmental Policy Analysis group at the Institute for Environmental Studies. He is also a visiting professor of Earth System Governance at Lund University, Sweden. Dr. Biermann specializes in the study of global environmental politics, with emphasis on climate negotiations, United Nations reform, public-private governance mechanisms, and global adaptation governance. He pioneered the concept of “earth system governance” and chairs the Earth System Governance Project, a global trans-disciplinary research network. His most recent book, Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene, will be released shortly by MIT Press. Among other honours, Dr. Biermann has won a Societal Impact Award for his “path-breaking research on global environmental policy”. He holds a PhD in political science from Freie Universität Berlin, and master’s degrees in both political science and international law.