Lena Neij

Lena Neij

Professor, UNESCO Chair in Education for Sustainable Development

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Lena Neij is Professor at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden. She works in the field of climate neutral cities focusing on the role of cities in governing climate change, the transformative capacity of municipalities, strategies of local mitigation policy, and interventions for local learning. Building upon her expertise on energy systems analysis and multilevel governance, her research has covered multiple areas, including energy demand and services, renewable energy, and energy- and resource-efficient buildings. The focus on climate-neutral cities further completes her research and expertise in areas of energy modelling, energy technology change, (local) technology learning, climate cost dynamics and transformative methods for evaluating energy and climate policy.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

UKÄ subject classification

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Social Sciences

Free keywords

  • Energy, Climate, technical change, Governance, Policy, Learning, Local, Urban


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