Ruben Zondervan is the Executive Director of the Earth System Governance Project. The Project is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change that takes up the challenge of exploring political solutions and novel, more effective governance systems to cope with the current environmental change. Zondervan is based at the International Project Office hosted by Lund University, Sweden. He is a political scientist with a focus on environment and resource management and has worked in diplomacy and industry before joining the project. His current interests include amongst others the governance of geo-engineering.