Seth Cook

Seth Cook was a senior researcher in IIED's Natural Resources research group until March 2019

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Languages: English, Chinese (fluent)

Cook's areas of expert knowledge include natural resource management, agriculture, energy and ethnographic research methods. He has worked in China on programmes that promoted sustainable development and environmental good practice. 


Natural resource management, agriculture, energy, ethnographic research methods, project management.

Before IIED

  • Operations director, China for a Global Shift Initiative, WWF China
  • China programme coordinator (Beijing office head), IUCN China Programme
  • Consultant for WWF and IUCN


  • PhD Environmental Studies, Yale University
  • MA Environmental Studies, Yale University
  • MA International Relations, Yale University
  • BA Asian Studies, Amherst College

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