Nicholas Chan

Dr Nicholas Chan is a political scientist who studies the politics of the UNFCCC process, especially in terms of how developing countries participate and the coalitions that they form. He has a particular research interest in the social identities that states and delegations express in these multilateral negotiations, as well as questions of institutional design, particularly in terms of path dependencies.

Dr Chan has attended most UNFCCC meetings since 2011, where he began attending these sessions as part of his doctoral research at Oxford University. Participation at the COPs and other UNFCCC meetings are important for his research because of the first hand observations that allow appreciation of the nuances and dynamics of the negotiating process and documents, as well as access to delegates to speak with and interview, to better understand their decision-making process and considerations.

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