Jakob Skovgaard

Jakob Skovgaard

Senior lecturer

Personal profile


Main research: 

  • International environmental politics
  • International-domestic interaction
  • Environmental political economy

Current research: 

My research interests focus on the interaction between international and domestic levels of governance, and between economic and environmental policy objectives and institutions. More specifically, my research has focused on carbon pricing, climate mitigation targets and policy instruments, climate finance and fossil fuel subsidies. Currently, I am inter alia undertaking research on international influences (e.g. the Sustainable Development Goals or learning from other countries) on domestic policy change, including carbon pricing policies and fossil fuel subsidy reform. From 2007 to 2010 I worked in the international climate change team of the Danish Finance Ministry.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

UKÄ subject classification

  • Political Science

Collaborations the last five years

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