Mikael Karlsson

Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Leadership

mikael.karlsson@geo.uu.se

Mikael Karlsson is Associate Professor in Environmental Science and has a PhD in Environment and Energy systems. For several years he was the president of the Swedish Nature Protection Society and he has also been the president of Europe’s biggest collaborative organisation for environmental groups, EEB. Mikael has worked as a researcher at Södertörns Högskola and KTH, as well as Karlstad University, where he developed the subject of Environmental Science. He is a board member of the Forest Association and The Nuclear Waste Council, active in the Swedish Government´s council for environmental issues and has worked in  several environmental expert groups in Sweden and the EU. Today he is member of the EU Commission’s group on energy intensive industry.

Laila Mendy

Project Coordinator for the Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership

laila.mendy@geo.uu.se

Laila is a coordinator of the Zennström Professorship in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University. She has a Masters in Sustainable Development from Uppsala University, for which she did a field study in Cambodia to explore the processes of change in the nexus of deforestation and conservation in a rural Bunong village. Previously, Laila worked as a course coordinator in sustainability education at CEMUS, the centre for environment and development studies. She has interests in climate health equity, futures thinking and emergentist models of social transformation, and the roles of civil society in co-producing climate futures. She is also a cat-fanatic, ballet dancer and vegetable gardener frustrated by the short Swedish growing season.

Isabel Baudish

Project Coordinator for the Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership

isabel.baudish@geo.uu.se

Isabel is a coordinator of the Zennström Professorship in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University. Her background is in Renewable Energy Engineering and Development Studies, with a combined degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia. After moving to Sweden in 2015, Isabel began Masters in Entrepreneurship in conjunction with working as a course coordinator at CEMUS, the Centre for Environment and Development Studies. She has attended several of the recent UNFCCC COPs and her research span education for sustainable development, climate governance and energy transitions. She spends her free time podcasting, pickling and skiing, cycling or swimming depending on the season.