Karin Bäckstrand

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I am a Professor in Environmental Social Science at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University. My research revolves around global environmental politics, non-state actors in climate change diplomacy after the Paris Agreement, the politics and implementation of the UN:s sustainable development goals and Agenda 2030, and the democratic legitimacy of global governance. I am Associate Senior at Center for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, Canberra University, Australia and a member of the Climate Policy Council.

Previously I was professor at the Department of Political Science, Lund University (2012-2014), Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Oxford (2013), Wallenberg Postdoctoral Fellow on Environment and Sustainability, Laboratory for Energy and Environment, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2002-2004).

At the Institute for Futures Studies I am the principal investigator for the project Transformative partnerships for sustainable development and participate in Climate ethics and future generations.

Three recently published works

Three frequently cited works