Klas Sander is a Natural Resources Economist with the Environment Department of the World Bank where he works with the Climate Change Team on Low-Emission Development (LED), issues related to the use of biomass energy and environmental sustainability, and partnership and analytical work regarding climate change in mountain regions. Klas builds on more than a decade of professional experience in project implementation and applied research focusing on rural development, natural resource economics & management, biodiversity conservation, and biomass energy. He has extensive field experiences from many parts of the world, such as living with Iban longhouse communities in Malaysia, working with island communities on Vanuatu, or researching natural resource use of rural communities in remote areas of Northwest Madagascar.
For the World Bank he supports operational work in the energy and environment sectors in Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia, the Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Klas holds a Master's degrees in Forestry from the University of Göttingen and another in Agricultural & Natural Resources Economics from the Imperial College, University of London. When completing his degree in Rural Development from the University of Göttingen he was also a fellow with U.C. Berkeley.