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Professor Måns Nilsson

Professor Nilsson is the Executive Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden, and a part-time Professor of the Practice of Environmental Strategies and Policy Analysis at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Key areas of interest are in low carbon energy and transport policies, development studies, and the 2030 agenda, innovation and transitions, and institutions and governance. Måns combines academic achievement with extensive management experience. As Research Director, he oversees SEI’s global research leadership and has fostered the development of its strategic initiatives and its academic cooperation agreements. In recent years he helped establish the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and has been closely involved as an advisor to the UN, OECD, and the European Commission on the Sustainable Development Goals.  He is a member of the Swedish government’s Scientific Council for Sustainable Development.  Måns has slipped 50 papers past unsuspecting editors of academic journals and has edited two books. He received his MSc in International Economics from the University of Lund, Sweden, and his Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.