Fltr: Oskar Lindgren, Jens Ergon, Laila Mendy, Judith Lundberg-Felten, Mikael Karlsson, Sverker C. Jagers, Daniel Lindvall (missing Lina Isacs). September 2022

Mikael Karlsson

Senior Lecturer in Climate Change Leadership

Twitter: @MikaelKarlsson_

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.

Sverker C. Jagers

Zennström guest professor 2022-2023

Sverker C. Jagers is Zennström guest professor 2022-2023 in the CCL team. He is professor in political sciences at Gothenburg university and director of the Centre for Collective Action Research. Sverker has long standing experience working in environmental politics and environmental governance. His research area concerns psychology, sociology, national economy and political science. Sverker’s work is led by his deep interest in interdisciplinary science. The question that is of particular interest to him is how effective and socially accepted environmental and climate policy instruments can be conceived.

Portrait photo of Lina Isacs

Lina Isacs


Lina is a researcher in ecological economics. She has a PhD in planning and decision analysis from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a masters degree in economics from Stockholm University. Her thesis is a critical study of the ideas behind monetary valuation of nature. She is interested in how theories about value from neoclassical economics and ecological economics translate into research practice and environmental policy and in what ways they help and thwart real change.
Prior to Uppsala University and KTH, Lina has worked with research and teaching in environmental and ecological economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala and Stockholm Resilience Centre and as a public official at the Swedish Chemicals Agency, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and for the green party Miljöpartiet in the Swedish parliament.

Daniel Lindvall

Twitter: @LindvallDaniel

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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Laila Mendy

PhD student

Laila is a PhD student looking at societal transformations to Net Zero 2045 in Sweden. She is interested in the role of intermediaries in the era of Post-Truth. She has a Masters in Sustainable Development from Uppsala University. Previously, Laila worked as a coordinator for the Zennström visiting professorship in Climate Change Leadership. She has worked with sustainability courses at CEMUS and developed new courses in climate change and global health and coordinated PhD education in Climate Change Leadership.

Portrait photo Jens Ergon

Jens Ergon

PhD student
Twitter: @JensErgon

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.

Portrait of Judith Lundberg-Felten

Judith Lundberg-Felten


Judith is project-coordinator for the Climate Change Leadership team. She coordinates activities related to the Zennström professorships and works with communication, organisation, courses and administrative tasks for the CCL team.

Judith holds a PhD and docentship in plant biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Her interest is the forest ecosystem and how we can transition to a sustainable future where we balance conserving forest ecosystems and using trees as a renewable energy source.

Portrait picture Oskar Lindgren

Oskar Lindgren

Research assistant

Oskar is a research assistant in the Climate Change Leadership team. He works mainly with the research program FAIRTRANS (Fair Transformations to a Fossil Free Future) and the scientific communication project “Tour for science and environment” by analyzing and communicating empirical material, as well as supporting the production of scientific and popular science texts. Prior to joining the CCL team, Oskar has worked as a research assistant at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and with communications focusing on issues around sustainability and climate change. He has a Masters in Sustainable Development from Uppsala University.