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Åsa Persson

Adjunct Professor

Åsa Persson is Adjunct Professor at the Department of Thematic Studies, Environmental Change. She is Research Director & Deputy Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute and Chair of the Swedish Climate Policy Council.

Her research focuses on the interface between international and national policy for sustainable development and climate. In her position as Adjunct Professor at Linköping University she leads research projects conducting comparative studies of policy coherence between climate policy and sustainable development goals in nine countries. Her previous research has addressed global governance of climate adaptation, environmental policy integration, and planetary boundaries.

Åsa completed a PhD in Human Geography at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2007. Since then she has been a researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute and previously Stockholm Resilience Centre, and visiting researcher at the Australian National University and Macquarie University, Sydney. Since 2021 she is member of the Independent Group of Scientists preparing the 2023 UN Global Sustainable Development Report.



Mercedes Bustamante, Joyashree Roy, Daniel Ospina, Ploy Achakulwisut, Anubha Aggarwal, Ana Bastos, Wendy Broadgate, Josep G. Canadell, Edward R. Carr, Deliang Chen, Helen A. Cleugh, Kristie L. Ebi, Clea Edwards, Carol Farbotko, Marcos Fernandez-Martinez, Thomas L. Froelicher, Sabine Fuss, Oliver Geden, Nicolas Gruber, Luke J. Harrington, Judith Hauck, Zeke Hausfather, Sophie Hebden, Aniek Hebinck, Saleemul Huq, Matthias Huss, M. Laurice P. Jamero, Sirkku Juhola, Nilushi Kumarasinghe, Shuaib Lwasa, Bishawjit Mallick, Maria Martin, Steven Mcgreevy, Paula Mirazo, Aditi Mukherji, Greg Muttitt, Gregory F. Nemet, David Obura, Chukwumerije Okereke, Tom Oliver, Ben Orlove, Nadia S. Ouedraogo, Prabir K. Patra, Mark Pelling, Laura M. Pereira, Åsa Persson, Julia Pongratz, Anjal Prakash, Anja Rammig, Colin Raymond, Aaron Redman, Cristobal Reveco, Johan Rockstroem, Regina Rodrigues, David R. Rounce, E. Lisa F. Schipper, Peter Schlosser, Odirilwe Selomane, Gregor Semieniuk, Yunne-Jai Shin, Tasneem A. Siddiqui, Vartika Singh, Giles B. Sioen, Youba Sokona, Detlef Stammer, Norman J. Steinert, Sunhee Suk, Rowan Sutton, Lisa Thalheimer, Vikki Thompson, Gregory Trencher, Kees van der Geest, Saskia E. Werners, Thea Wuebbelmann, Nico Wunderling, Jiabo Yin, Kirsten Zickfeld, Jakob Zscheischler (2023) Ten new insights in climate science 2023 Global Sustainability, Vol. 7, Article e19 Continue to DOI
Nina Weitz, Henrik Carlsen, Therese Bennich, Mans Nilsson, Åsa Persson (2023) Returning to core principles to advance the 2030 Agenda Nature Sustainability, Vol. 6, p. 1145-1148 Continue to DOI
Jonathan Pickering, James Patterson, Frank Biermann, Sarah Burch, Lorraine Elliott, Aarti Gupta, Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue, Atsushi Ishii, Agni Kalfagianni, James Meadowcroft, Chukwumerije Okereke, Åsa Persson (2023) Pluralizing Debates on the Anthropocene Requires Engaging with the Diversity of Existing Scholarship Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Vol. 113, p. e-i-e-vi Continue to DOI
Katherine Browne, Adis Dzebo, Gabriela Iacobuta, Alexia Faus Onbargi, Zoha Shawoo, Ines Dombrowsky, Mathias Fridahl, Sara Gottenhuber, Åsa Persson (2023) How does policy coherence shape effectiveness and inequality? Implications for sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development, Vol. 31, p. 3161-3174 Continue to DOI
Sara Gottenhuber, Björn-Ola Linnér, Victoria Wibeck, Åsa Persson (2023) Greening recovery - Overcoming policy incoherence for sustainability transformations Environmental Policy and Governance, Vol. 33, p. 546-560 Continue to DOI