Dr. Meng ZHANG is currently working as a research fellow of human rights and the environment at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI). Together with RWI’s China Program, Meng’s research at RWI focuses on human rights, the role of civil society, and public participation in addressing climate change, especially during the deployment of climate technologies. Moreover, he is also an affiliated postdoctoral researcher of environmental & energy law and climate governance at the Department of European, Public and International Law, Ghent University (Belgium).
Meng ZHANG is a specialist for sustainable development law and policy. His research interests touch various fields of environmental and climate governance. And he has been involved in many EU, international and bilateral cooperative research projects regarding sustainable development in Belgium, Finland, China and Australia. His work has been published by many academic publishers such as Springer, Edward Elgar and Routledge.
Before working at RWI, Meng obtained his PhD degree in Law (environmental law) at the Centre for Environmental & Energy Law, Ghent University in 2021. During his PhD research, he was devoted to the thematic area of law and low-carbon technologies in climate governance in a broader societal perspective. His PhD thesis is entitled ‘Governance of Climate Technologies: the Role of International Environmental Law in Regulating and Facilitating Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)’.