Draft:Björn-Ola Linnér

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  • Symbol opinion vote.svg Comment: Not yet notable, only one co-authored book, besides the publication of his thesis. He will probably be notable in a few months after Sustainability Transformations gets actually published and reviewed. The journal publications will help--include their citation record in Google scholar

A junior faculty prize is not a notable award--"junior" means not yet notable. Ditto for the fellowship. What will be needed to show notability is substantial book reviews;

In addition, we need a link to the CV, and to his web site.

And: this is apparently a translation of the svWP article. This must be stated. DGG ( talk ) 23:55, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Björn Ola Linnér (born 1963), is a Swedish climate policy researcher and professor at Linköping University. He is program director of Mistra Geopolitics, a research programme that critically examines and explores the interplay between the dynamics of geopolitics, human security, and global environmental change. He is also affiliated as a researcher at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at Oxford University and the Stockholm Environment Institute.


Linnér attained his doctorate in 1998 at Linköping University with the dissertation The world household: Georg Borgström and the postwar population–resource crisis.[1] Linnér analyses the postwar politics and public debates on population and natural resources degradation by focusing on the Swedish-American food scientist Georg Borgström, who internationally assumed a mediating role between science, politics and society. The dissertation was reworked into the book The Return of Malthus: Environmentalism and Postwar Population–Resource Crises published by Whitehorse Press,[2] where he traces the evolvement of the concerns of growing population and food scarcity in conservation ideology and post-war geopolitics until the turn of the century.

Between 2006 and 2010, Linnér was director of the Centre for Climate Policy Research (CSPR) at Linköping University. Since 2008 he is a professor at the Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Change at the same university.

His climate policy research focuses on societal transformations to sustainability,[3] linkages between climate and sustainable development policy,[4] international climate governance[5][6][7][8][9] and tools for climate visualization.[10] He has also published research on the distributional consequences of climate adaptation, including The Political Economy of Climate Adaptation (Palgrave Macmillan), co-authored with Benjamin Sovacool.[11][12]

Linnér initiated research on climate visualisation at Linköping University, which has been presented at, for example, the climate negotiations and EU ministerial meetings. It has resulted in several webtools, such as VisAdapt™, which assists Nordic homeowners to adapt to a changing climate,[13] as well as the Norrköping Decision Arena, which is used for analysis and decision-making among researchers, students, politicians, officials and companies.


Linnér has received various honors, among them 2009 Junior Faculty Prize aimed to support young researchers’ careers and the CIRES fellowship from the University of Colorado. He is also on numerous Swedish and international committees, such as a member of the Swedish delegation for finalizing the negotiation of synthesis report of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report 2007 and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency’s Research Council. Linnér has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado; the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), Oxford University, University of California, Santa Cruz University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Hall Centre for the Humanities, University of Kansas.


  1. ^ Linnér, Björn-Ola (1998). The world household: Georg Borgström and the postwar population-resource crisis. Linköping studies in arts and science, 0282-9800 ; 181. Linköping: Tema, Univ. Libris 8372507. ISBN 91-7219-355-7.
  2. ^ Linnér, Björn-Ola (2003). The Return of Malthus: Environmentalism and Postwar Population–Resource Crises. White Horse Press.
  3. ^ Linnér, B.-O. & Wibeck, V. (2019) Sustainability Transformations: Agents and Drivers across Societies; Cambridge University Press.
  4. ^ Linnér, B-O. and Selin, H. (2013). ”The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: Forty Years in the Making.”. Environment and Planning. C: Government and Policy 31 (6): sid. 971-987.
  5. ^ Jernnäs, M & Linnér, B-O. (2019). A Discursive Cartography of Nationally Determined Contributions to theParis Climate AgreementGlobal Environmental Change. 55: 73-83.
  6. ^ Sovacool, B, Linnér, B-O & Klein, RJT (2017). Climate change adaptation and the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF): Qualitative insights from policy implementation in the Asia-Pacific. Climatic Change.140, 2:209–226.
  7. ^ Kuyper, J., Schroeder, H., and Linnér, B-O. (2018). The Evolution of the UNFCCC. Annual Review of Environment and Resources. 43:15.1–15.
  8. ^ Kuyper, J. W., Linnér, B.-O. & Schroeder, H. (2017), Non-state actors in hybrid global climate governance: justice, legitimacy, and effectiveness in a post-Paris era. WIREs Clim Change, e497. doi:10.1002/wcc.497.
  9. ^ Bäckstrand, K., Kuyper, J. W., Linnér, B-O. & Lövbrand, E. (2017) Non-state actors in global climate governance: from Copenhagen to Paris and beyond. Environmental Politics 26, 4: 561-579.
  10. ^ Wibeck, V, Neset, T-S., Linnér, B-O. (2013). ”Communicating climate change through ICT-based visualization: towards an analytical framework”. Sustainability 5: sid. 4760-4777.
  11. ^ Sovacool, Benjamin; Linnér, Björn-Ola (2015). ”The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation”.
  12. ^ Sovacool, Benjamin K.; Linnér, Björn-Ola; Goodsite, Michael E (2015). ”The political economy of climate adaptation”. Nature Climate Change 5 (7): sid. 616-618. doi:10.1038/nclimate2665. ISSN 1758-678X.
  13. ^ Glaas, E, Gammelgaard Ballantyne, A, Neset, T-S & Linnér, B-O (2017). Visualization for supporting individual climate change adaptation planning: Assessment of a web-based tool. Landscape and Urban Planning. 158, 1-11.

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