Eric Zusman

Senior Policy Researcher/ Area Leader
Profile / Bio: 

Eric Zusman is a senior policy researcher/area leader at the Institute for Global Environmental Studies (IGES) in Hayama, Japan. Dr. Zusman holds a bachelors degree in Mandarin Chinese from Rutgers University, a dual Masters Degree in public policy and Asian studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. For much of the past two decades he has conducted research on environmental issues in Asia. This has included working with China’s Yellow River Conservancy Commission, the Chinese Research Academy on Environmental Science, Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum as well as Taiwan’s Academia Sinica. He has published books and articles on water scarcity, air pollution regulation, environmental law, multilevel governance, sustainability transitions, low carbon development and the Sustainable Development Goals. He is a lead author for the sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Chapter 17).