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Kimberly Nicholas is Associate Professor at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). She studies the connections between people, land, and climate, with the goal of supporting a good life for everyone alive today, and leave a thriving planet for future generations. She leads research in five main areas: (1) high-impact climate action to reduce emissions fast and fairly, including reducing overconsumption, and effective municipal, national, and international climate policies; (2) sustainable land and food systems; (3) synthesis of sustainability science; (4) climate literacy and sustainability education; and (5) climate impacts on wine, the topic of her PhD from Stanford University. She is the author of the LA Times bestseller UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE: How to be Human in a Warming World and the monthly climate newsletter We Can Fix It, and gives lectures and moderates at about 75 international meetings and organizations each year. 

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Environmental Sciences

Free keywords

  • climate change
  • sustainable agriculture
  • wine
  • ecosystem services
  • land use
  • aviation
  • climate mitigation
  • food system


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