The CCL Team

19 October 2021

Mikael Karlsson

Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Leadership

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

Coordinator for the Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership

Laila is a coordinator of the Zennström Professorship in Climate Change Leadership. She has a Masters in Sustainable Development from Uppsala University, for which she did a field study in Cambodia to explore socio-cultural changes in connection to deforestation and conservation. Previously, Laila worked as a course coordinator in sustainability education at CEMUS, the centre for environment and development studies. She has developed new courses in climate change and global health and organised PhD education in Climate Change Leadership. Her research interests tend towards anticipation and socio-political transformations, democratic infrastructure and scientific communication and outreach. She is also a cat-fanatic, ballet dancer and vegetable gardener frustrated by the short Swedish growing season.

Isabel Baudish

Coordinator for the Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership

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 a 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.

Jens Ergon

PhD-student at the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University

Jens Ergon is a PhD-student at the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University, and works within the national research program FAIRTRANS (Fair Transformations to a Fossil Free Future). Prior to his PhD-studies Jens Ergon has worked as a professional science journalist for 20 years, mostly at the Sveriges Television (SVT), the Swedish national public service television company, focusing on issues around climate change and the challenges of a green transformation. He has produced documentaries, features and written extensively about the issues. His latest book is Omställningen – tio år som kommer att förändra världen (Leopard förlag, 2016). Jens Ergon has originally studied physics and engineering, and has a licentiate degree in theoretical physics from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm.

Daniel Lindvall

Researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University

Daniel Lindvall has a PhD in Sociology and has been doing research on issues related to democracy and climate policies, especially the capacity of democratic governance to cope with the climate crisis. He has also an interest in socioeconomic consequences of the climate and energy transformation. He is the author of several books, such as Upphettning – Demokratin i klimatkrisens tid and Folkstyret i rädslans tid. He has for several years worked for the Swedish government and has been principle inquiry secretary in several government inquires, such as the Democracy Commission. He has also worked for the European Union and other international organisations. Beside research on issues on climate and democracy, Daniel has done research on peace reconciliation with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is also working as a consultant for the company 2050 Consulting. 

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