Dr Annika E. Nilsson is Senior Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute. Her work focuses on Arctic change, with research on environmental governance and communication at the science-policy interface.

Her current research includes the project Mistra Arctic Sustainable Development - New Governance. She is also engaged in two Arctic Council assessments: Arctic Resilience Report and in the Barents region study for Adaptation Action for a Changing Arctic (AACA). Nilsson’s special interests focus on understanding environmental governance in the Anthropocene and the need for social learning as a feature of governance in times of rapid change. She also focuses on the interplay between Arctic governance and changing global geopolitics and recently published the book ‘When the Ice Break: Media and the Politics of Arctic Climate Change’.

Nilsson has a PhD in environmental science and also over 20 years of professional experience as a science writer. In addition to academic publishing, she has written several popular science books and participated as a science writer in several assessments about the Arctic. She has been appointed by the Swedish government as member of the Environmental Advisory Council and has also been a member of the Advisory Council to the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.


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