Trial lectures for the position as “Professor in policy analysis - for the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies”
On 26 October, three trial lectures will take place at the IIIEE for the position as “Professor in policy analysis - for the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies”.
As part of the recruitment process for the position as “Professor in policy analysis - for the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies” at the IIIEE, the Academic Appointments Board at Lund University (Faculty of Engineering, LTH) has decided to call Naoko Tojo, Frauke Urban, Luis Mundaca and Thomas Fischer to trial lectures on the subject: "My vision of future research in the area of policy analysis – for the transition to low-carbon and resource efficient economies". The lectures will be held in English.
Target Group: Inspirational lecture aimed at researchers and doctoral students at the IIIEE, all of whom have different subject orientations. The lecture should not address a specific course, but span over questions engaging several subject areas. Other academic staff and students at the master level are also invited to attend the lecture.
26 October at 08:30 - 09:10
Naoko Tojo is Associate Professor in environmental product law and policy and the deputy head of the department at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University. She has a BA in law from Keio University, Japan (1994), MSc in environmental management and policy (1999) and PhD in industrial environmental economics (2004) from Lund University. She evaluates and analyses product-oriented environmental laws and policies in Europe and Asia and seeks for design and implementation of government interventions and other policy tools that effectively enhance the environmental performance of product systems. Her work has been funded by government bodies of various levels such as the EU, Nordic Council of Ministers, OECD, UNEP, Sweden, as well as prominent NGO groups and industries. She has been teaching policy related courses since 2001, and has been the coordinator of one of the two international, interdisciplinary MSc programmes run by the IIIEE since 2010. She won the best teacher’s award four times.
26 October at 09:15 - 09:55
Dr Frauke Urban is a Reader in Environment and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS, University of London, UK. She is an Environmental Social Scientist with 15 years’ experience in environmental research, teaching, publications and funding acquisition. Her research interests are in the field of low carbon transitions, energy policy, climate policy, low carbon innovation policy and green transformations. She is the author/editor of 6 books about low carbon transitions and has published more than 25 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. She is the Principal Investigator for a research project worth £725,000 funded by the UK Economics and Social Research Council ESRC on large Chinese-built hydropower dams in Asia and Africa (2012-2016). She is currently the Co-Investigator for a research project on the politics of green transformations in the global South, which is worth Euro 790,000 and funded by the Svenska Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, the Wellcome Trust and the Volkswagen Foundation (2016 - 2019). She is the Co-Investigator for an ESRC-funded project on low carbon innovation in China, with a focus on solar energy (2013-2016). Before becoming a Reader at SOAS she was a Senior Lecturer and a Lecturer at SOAS, a Research Fellow in Climate Change and Development at IDS, University of Sussex, UK and a Research Fellow in Environment, Energy and Development at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She has held positions as Visiting Researcher/Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand; the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; the University of Heidelberg, Germany; the Mercator Institute for Climate Change and the Global Commons, Berlin, Germany; and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She has experience of on-campus and distance-learning teaching and is currently the PhD Coordinator for her centre, as well as the Programme Director for the MSc Environmental Management and the Module Convenor for the modules Climate Change and Development, Energy and Development, Low Carbon Development, Environmental Auditing and Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Assessments and Environmental Science and Management.
26 October at 10:10 - 10:50
Luis Mundaca, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Director for the PhD Programme at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. He is an environmental economist who works in the fields of climate mitigation, energy, resource efficiency, behavioural change and development. He has served as Lead Author for the Global Energy Assessment and the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Climate Change Mitigation, where he also led and coordinated the analysis of policies across all sectoral and assessment teams. He has more than 15 years of experience advising numerous companies, international organisations and government ministries across the Americas, Asia and in Europe. In 2008, his energy-economy modelling research work on markets for energy efficiency won the ‘Nordic Award in Social Science’, prize conferred by the Nordic Energy Forum and the Nordic Energy Research Council. He has also received the ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ on several occasions at the IIIEE. He sits on the editorial boards of Applied Energy and Climate and Development. Luis holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Environmental Economics, a M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy, a Diploma in Environmental Economics for Development Policy and a B.Sc. in Economics (summa cum laude).
26 October at 10:55 - 11:35
Professor Thomas B Fischer, PhD, FIEMA, has worked in consultancy, public administration and academia on numerous aspects of policy analysis for over 25 years, mainly in environmental planning and resource management in a range of countries. Following an applied research approach, his main interest has been on examining the effectiveness of different types of impact assessments, used in public and private spatial, transport, waste, energy and other sectoral policy, plan, programme and project making. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Liverpool, UK and Director of its Environmental Assessment and Management Research Centre. He is also editor-in-chief of the international journal ‘Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal’ and a Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (FIEMA). He has conducted numerous research and consultancy projects internationally for various national research councils of the UK and directorates of the EC, the IUCN, World Bank, International Atomic Energy Agency, UNEP, the WHO, the German GIZ and others. He has been a member of various professional initiatives, working groups and research advisory boards, including e.g. IEMA’s EIA quality mark review panel, the UK National Health Service’s Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Public Health Programme Development Group for Guidance on Spatial Planning, as well as the Swedish SPEAK (Sustainable Planning and Environmental Assessment Knowledge) and Austrian ENVISAGE – CC (ENVironmental Impact Assessment Superimposed by Adaptation Goals Exacted by Climate Change) projects.