Lennart Olsson

Professor, PhD


Lennart Olsson is Professor of Geography at Lund University and the founder of LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies), for which he was the director until August 2016. He was also the PI and coordinator of the 10-year Linnaeus Centre LUCID (Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability) 2008 - 2018. His research fields include human-nature interactions in the context of land degradation, climate change and food security/sovereignty in Africa and globally. His current research focuses on the politics of climate change in the context of poverty, food insecurity and ill-health in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. He has had research positions in Australia, USA and Hong Kong and participated in several international assignments including the IPCC and UNEP-GEO assessments. Most recently, he was coordinating lead author (CLA) for the chapter on livelihoods and poverty (Chapter 13) in IPCC’s 5th Assessment Report, WG II, 2011-14, and CLA for the chapter on Land Degradation in the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (2017-19)

Recent research outputs

Anne Jerneck & Lennart Olsson, 2019 Nov 13, Framing in Sustainability Science: Theoretical and Practical Approaches. Mino, T. & Kudo, S. (eds.). Singapore: Springer Nature, p. 17-33 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Lennart Olsson, 2019 Sep 1, In : Public Administration Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lennart Olsson, Barbosa, H., Bhadwal, S., Cowie, A., Delusca, K., Flores-Renteria, D., Hermans, K., Jobbagy, E., Kurz, W., Li, D., Sonwa, D. J., Sonwa, D. J. & Stringer, L., 2019 Aug 7, IPCC Special Report on Climate Change, Desertification, Land 5 Degradation, Sustainable Land Management, Food Security, and 6 Greenhouse gas fluxes in Terrestrial Ecosystems. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), p. 1 184 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in Report

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