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Policy work

Contribution to policies, regulations and laws that advance sustainable societal transformations.
We work actively to engage policy makers to support them in making informed and evidence-based decisions. This includes writing policy briefs, and organising and attending meetings with politicians, the public and private sector and UN organisations

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Climate governance

Several LUCSUS researchers are scientific experts in the UN Intergovermental Panels on Climate Change (IPCC), Science and Policy for people and nature (IPBES) and at COP. 

  • LUCSUS Director Emily Boyd is coordinating lead author for a chapter on poverty, livelihoods and sustainable development in the Sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
  • Lennart Olsson is coordinating lead author for the chapter on land degradation in a special IPCC report  about Climate Change and Land.
  • Mine Islar is lead Author (2017-2020) for the Global Assessment of Biodiversity, chapter on policy tools and instruments with a special focus on the tradeoffs in SDGs and their potential implications on biodiversity. The report will inform policy and action on biodiversity to 2030 and beyond. Mine Islar is also the author of the chapter on "Distributive Justice’"in the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Good Health and Well-Being


Defaunation as the missing piece in forest governance

Developing national and local risk reduction and resilience strategies



NATure-based URban innoVATION

MigrAtion Governance and AsYlum Crises (MAGYC)

The Renewable Energy Directive and Associated Sustainability Criteria

Urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change 

Urban Transformation for Climate Change Adaptation

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