Utrecht University, The Netherlands
E-mail: f.biermann@uu.nl

Frank Biermann is Co-Chair of the 2020 SDG Research Symposium. Biermann is a research professor of Global Sustainability Governance with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He is the director of the GLOBALGOALS research programme on the steering effects of the Sustainable Development Goals, supported by a European Research Council ‘Advanced Grant’; the founder of the Earth System Governance research alliance, a global transdisciplinary research network; and the editor-in-chief of Earth System Governance, a new peer-reviewed journal with Elsevier.